I do like to cook from time to time, unfortunately I don't always have the time to devote to it that I like. I have perfected the art of making real quick (~1hr) delicious chili. Here's my primer. I tweak the recipe almost every time I make it.
The ingredients: 1LB ground beef, 1LB ground pork, Whole tomatoes, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, jalapenos, red wine, garlic clove, onion, red pepper, green pepper, chili spices, red kidney beans, pinto beans.
Mix together the whole tomatoes, diced tomatoes, chili spices, and some of the tomato sauce. Turn the sauce on low.
Add the beans and mix.
Put all the garlic through a garlic press and add the jalapenos.
Cut up the onion and put about 1/4 of it into the sauce, the rest of it goes into a non-stick pan and sweat them in some red wine.
Fry up the meat in the onion mixture, drain most of the grease.
Add the meat and onions into the chili, then chop up the peppers. Add the green peppers and about 1/2 of a beer. Use cheap beer.
Mix this up and let it cook for 20 minutes or so.
Add the red peppers.
Cook another 20 minutes and its ready. The longer the chili cooks the better it will taste. It will be even better after a night in the fridge.