1/2teaspooncrushed dried red pepperor cayenne pepper
1/2teaspoondried minced garlicor 1 teaspoon fresh
1tablespoonbeef bouillon granules
1/2teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
Cayenne pepper,according to desired heat level
Heat some oil in a large Dutch oven and brown the ground beef, adding the onions and jalapeno peppers while the beef is still a little pink. Cook until the onions are tender and transparent. Combine the chili seasoning mix and add it to the ground beef and onions. Stir to combine.
Add the remaining ingredients (except for the sour cream and cheddar cheese), bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low and cook until the beans are tender, or about one hour, stirring occasionally to prevent bottom from burning. Add more chili powder and salt to taste.
Serve with a dollop of sour cream and some shredded Cheddar cheese along with cornbread. See recipe below.
Note: Chili is often best reheated the following day after the ingredients have had time to thoroughly blend. Great make-ahead meal.