Hard-core chili lovers are a special breed. They carefully combine an armful of ingredients and cook them all day. Chili takes a lot of work but it is a labor of love. If you expect to serve this recipe to a chili lover, give it a different name.
Chili lovers wouldn’t consider this chili. It’s too simple to make and cooks too quickly. When you taste it, you won’t believe that it was only nine ingredients and took less than an hour to prepare.
The secret ingredient is a 28 ounce can of baked beans. For mine, I use Bush’s Original Baked Beans. If you prefer a different variety, go for it. Your chili lovers may not care for it. Your chili haters may become converts.
I serve it with made-from-scratch cornbread.