Start with 3 cans of beans rinsed and drained. I made slow cooker beans and I stored them in 1 1/2 cup portions that equal one can of beans. In here I have one can of kidney, one can of black and one package of mixed frozen beans. I put it in frozen.
Add one 28oz can of tomatoes
1 1/2 cup of frozen corn (want to add other veggies - go for it)
the seasonings - add and mix, cook on low for 6-8 hours.
3 cloves garlic (or more)
1 T chili powder
1/2 T cumin
couple dashes of liquid smoke
couple dashes of chili pepper water (or Tabasco)
salt and pepper to taste (I just had to add salt because I rinsed all the beans)
I decided to serve the chili over steamed frozen broccoli instead of the usual rice and chili. Mix it and leave it. I was able to put away the Christmas decorations and see a matinee movie. Dinner doesn't get any better than that.