I can call this "crowd pleasin'" because I took a pot of this chili to a local chili cook-off last year and won an award of the same name. This chili has a nice flavor. No one would ever say it will put hair on your chest (do people still say that?). I don't usually put a ton of heat into it. As it is, Princess Pat insists on two dollops of sour cream in her bowl and an extra 30 minutes to finish it. She is still working on enjoying beans or anything spicy. The rest of my family loves this.
Crowd Pleasin' Chili (adapted from Todd Wilbur's Top Secret Recipes)
1 pound ground beef
3 8 ounce cans tomato sauce
2 14 ounce cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2 14 ounce cans northern beans, drained and rinsed
1 small can green chiles
1 28 ounce can chopped tomatoes
2 tsp cumin
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp chile powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp white pepper
1 cup water
Brown the ground beef in a large Dutch oven or stockpot. Combine all the remaining ingredients into the pot and simmer 2-3 hours, stirring every 15 minutes or so.