I promised that if the chili turned out well I'd post the recipe. It's super easy, and really tasty, so here it is:
1 lg can dark Kidney beans
1 lg can chili hot beans
1 can crushed stewed tomatoes (use fire roasted if you want it even hotter)
1 lb ground beef
5-6 tsp. Chili powder
3-4 tsp. Cayenne pepper
Texas Pete to taste
Brown ground beef in large pot with 3 tsp of Chili powder. Pour in contents of all three cans, remainder of Chili powder, and Cayenne pepper. Bring to boil, then reduce to medium heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Add Texas Pete to taste and serve with cornbread.
Super easy, and spicy enough to warm you up on even the coldest days. I think next time I'm going to add some black beans and a little bit of hot salsa, too, just to give it a little more solidity.