I wanted to make a big crock pot full of chili for a shin dig at my house. When I make chili, I like to make chunky Texas style chili. Since I couldn't find my grandmother's recipe, I just located one online that had a lot of good reviews. The only change I made to this recipe was not adding beer. And that's just because I forgot. Here is a link to the recipe.
I truly feel that this is the secret to good chili. Brooks Hot BEANS.
Add in some celery and some green chilies...and mix it all in the pot.