We had a chili cook-off at work a few weeks ago. I didn't enter because I was working the night before, but I wouldn't have won anyway - we had one overwhelming winner! The winner shared her recipe with me and I made it this past weekend. It's a rich, meaty chili with a bit of a kick! It filled my 6 quart crockpot, so I have some saved in the freezer for another day.
Prize Winning Chili
3 pounds hamburger, browned and drained
1 onion, chopped and browned
3 envelopes McCormick Tex-Mex chili seasoning
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 cans kidney beans, drained
3 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
3 cans Rotel original tomatoes with green chilies
Stir hamburger, onion, seasoning and brown sugar together in large crock pot. Add the beans and tomatoes. Cook on low for 6 hours. Serve with cheese, sour cream, chopped onion or other toppings of your choice.