This is my favourite because it's fast and easy and I'm basically a lazy cook.
You need a large can of diced tomatoes, a large can of red kidney beans and a can of tomato soup. That is the base for your chili. Spices I use are chili powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt, garlic powder and dry basil. I also add a couple of packets of oxo beef powder for extra flavour. Sometimes switch up the spices for something less spicy but still flavourful. Get the whole mess simmering nicely.
This is where it gets creative....if you want meat you can brown ground beef or chicken or turkey or pork or any combination. Saute any vegetables you like; onion, celery, peppers, mushrooms....whatever.
Add it all in to your chili base and simmer for half an hour.
If you prefer vegetarian chili just add lots of vegetables ... even a can of corn .... or pasta if you are not afraid of carbs.
If you don't like kidney beans take them out of the recipe..use baked beans..or no beans. This is a very flexible recipe.
I often double the quantity and give myself lots of leftovers...it freezes well.