Save time and shower, get your blow dry before the party starts. Just get that chili cooking for at least a day so the true flavors come out. I always transfer my chili to a beautiful French copper stock pot, also a handy me down from Peggy as well.
This recipe is a serving for 2. You can easily double it or be crazy and 40 times it. Just cut back on the water or stock which ever you prefer to use. The consistency should be very thick not watery. It is also fun to adjust the spices. I usually add more cumin, maybe some chipotle chili's or maybe Tobasco because as you all must gather, I like it a little spicy.
Serve condiments on the side. Some favorites are cheese, chopped bell pepper, chopped red onion, sour cream, and good ole Fritos.
My friends at Halloween come over with bowls and tupperware to get their yearly fix of Peggy's Chili.