kayjayoh:The chili I grew up with (in Wisconsin) is ground beef, tomatoes, onions, canned chili (or kidney, but I prefer chili) beans, and the spices. Served over elbow macaroni with shredded sharp cheddar and a dollop of sour cream on top. I know it isn't authentic chili, but I love it so.
Okay, I have no idea how the above quote appears as I am (almost always now) on my phone.
All the talk of different Chiles and peppers and so on failed to move me. But KayJayOh's exact representation of chili as I know it and I ran straight to the store. Seriously. Filled the whole 7qt crock pot. (can't get creamette noodles here or it would have been perfect.) Finally, a "food" thread I can love! <yes, laughing at self with invitation to all to laugh along.)