This is a recipe that I changed somewhat from an Epicurious.com recipe. It is real easy to make with a large crockpot. I have added much more spice to make this hearty and full of flavor.
2 lb. lean ground beef, sirloin is awesome in this.
1 large diced onion
2 cups diced red, orange, green peppers (use what you like, or what is cheapest)
1/2 cup diced smoked jalapeno peppers
2 tbsp chili powder (I use 3 in mine)
1 tbsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp paprika
3 tbsp garlic
1 tbsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups water
1/4 cup brown sugar
dash or two of cinnamon
Ok here we go, this is too easy if you use a large crock pot
Brown the beef in a pot or pan with the diced onion.
At the same time, combine all the other in the crockpot on high heat.
When cooked thoroughly and browned to your taste, drain liquid completely as possible and add to crockpot. Cook in crockpot on high heat for about 2 hours.
With a dash of sour cream, this is the best. Reasonable burn, but no pain, lots of flavor, and not horribly bad for you. I have added a can of rinsed black beans to this with good results. Serves a lot :-)