First, I brown a pound of ground chicken in a large pot. You can of course use beef, but I prefer the chicken. After it's done, I add some homemade chili seasoning (recipe below).
Next are the beans.
Add 4 cans of beans, with liquid. This time I used 2 each dark and light kidney beans. Sometimes I use four different kinds just to mix things up. Also add a 6 oz can tomato paste.
Stir well, and let simmer for a bit to combine the flavors.
This is tasty with a little sour cream and cheddar cheese on top. This freezes well, also. I'm the only chili eater in our house so I divide the batch into individual containers and freeze to take to work for lunch.
BTW, the 4 tbsp of seasoning was a bit much...
And as promised, here is the chili seasoning blend I use: