Stew meat adds a bit more taste and texture to chili than ground beef. You don't need to brown and drain it so prep time is reduced.
Serve leftovers tucked into taco shells or tortillas for quick-to-fix tacos.
For Tex-Mex toppers, try shredded coconut, rice and pecans. In the Texas panhandle and into New Mexico, this is called a "pile-on."
Ready-to-heat meals are always welcome in homes with new babies. Pack chili in one- or two-serving-size containers and freeze. Label the containers with the contents and add whimsical baby stickers before packing in a pretty gift bag.
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