2 pounds (at least) ground beef, the leaner the better
1 large onion, chopped
1 packet of French's Chilio Seasoning
1 can petite diced tomatoes
2 8 ounce cans tomato sauce
1 can Bush's Chili Beans, I use mild (lightweight in family)
2 or 3 packets of Wendy's Chili Seasoning (ask for it next time you go, even if you don't order chili!)
Cumin or a pinch or two of chili powder or red pepper flakes to taste.
Brown ground beef, add onion and cook until tender.
Drain and pour into a 5 quart pot.
Add tomatoes, Chilio seasoning, tomato sauce and beans.
Cook over medium low heat for about 20 minutes, add Wendy's Chili Seasoning packets to taste. I usually add three. It adds a great flavor without making it too spicy. I discovered this once when I didn't have any chili powder, and was grateful, for once, that I am a little crazy for saving all those packets from various places! Stir well and continue simmering on low for about 15 minutes.
I usually serve my chili with shredded cheese, tortilla chips and sour cream, but just plain crackers will work too!