You have your chili recipe. I have mine. I loathe kidney beans. They are banned.
I use the following:
Two pounds of lean hamburger
Two cans of tomato sauce
One small can of tomato paste
Three cans of mushrooms, pieces and stems, use fresh ones if you prefer
One green pepper, one red, one yellow, one orange, because I like it to have colour
Two tins of baked beans in tomato sauce, I prefer Heinz beans
Chopped onion, large
I cook the hamburger in a large pot until it is done. I do not bother draining it. I usually just throw everything else in and let it cook on low to medium heat and stir it when it needs it. Cook it for however long it needs to be cooked. I like mine thick enough to stand a spoon in it. You might like a lot of spice. I do not. I like to be able to taste my food and not sweat from a lot of spice. I add a touch of garlic and perhaps a bit of spice depending what I have on hand for taste. Taste it from time to time. If it is missing something then add it. A friend of mine adds a touch of Jack Daniels to his. Have a bowl of shredded cheese on hand. I like good cheddar cheese. When I have a bowl ready to eat I sprinkle cheese on it. Make sure you have some decent cold beer in the fridge. Garlic toast is perfect to have as well. Do this on a cold day. It is better that way.