1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef (80/20 works well)
2 cans red kidney beans, drained
2 jars 32 oz each marinara sauce (or 8 cups of your own sauce)
1 medium onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced (4 tsp prepared minced garlic)
4 tsp chili powder, level (or more depending on taste)
Cook ground beef until almost all pink is gone. Use edge of spatula to chop finely during cooking.
Add garlic and onions and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. Drain on paper towels and then add to large stock pot.
Add kidney beans, sauce and mix well. Bring to a boil. Reduce to low heat and add chili powder. Mix well and cook on low for 2 to 3 hours. Try to stir every 15 to 20 minutes. Don't let the bottom burn.
Use 1/2 lb ground beef, 1/2 lb ground pork and 1/2 lb ground turkey to replace ALL ground beef.