Arizona Roadhouse Chili
The best thick hearty chili recipe you'll ever need. In 25 years of restaurant cooking, this is my classic chili recipe; loved by thousands. Vary the amount of green chilies and hot sauce if you're an Easterner unused to fiery Western foods, but don't change anything else.
If you're cooking this in a crock pot, keep heat on high and cook uncovered for 8 to 10 hours instead. Add beef base in the final hour if desired. It is not necessary, but I always use it.