Ahhh.. just seconds a way from having chili.. I have had a craving for it over a week now. I sauteed some fresh mushrooms, green pepper, onion, tomato in a little olive oil (large skillet). I cooked the beef in the microwave with some minced garlic, then drained.
I added the cooked beef to the vegie mixture. I then added some tomato sauce, kidney beans (undrained), chili powder, fresh chopped basil leaves, fresh chopped cilantro leaves, half a jar of spagetti sauce (26 oz)... and waa laa.. it's almost done.. it's simmering on the stove over low heat... I'll add a couple croutons and some shredded cheddar..