Maybe you could come up with a recipe that's better (though I doubt it). But I don't think you're going to find one that's this easy AND good. My husband, Anthony, has visions of me dressing up in prom dresses and entering chili cook-offs.
Dream on, dude.
Three ingredients, can you handle it? You don't need anything else, because the sausage flavors the chili perfectly. I got this idea from a polenta sauce recipe, but since Sicilians don't eat polenta, I came up with other uses for it.
The Best Freaking Chili in the World
Cook a bag of red beans according to the package directions. When they're done, drain off most of the bean juice, but save it in case the chili gets too thick and you need to thin it out. Put a big can of Italian plum tomatoes into the pot with the beans. Bring to a boil, turn down the heat to low, and cook, covered, for about an hour. Leave a little vent with the lid so it doesn't boil over, and stir frequently so the beans don't stick to the bottom of the pot. Fry a package of Mexican chorizo until very brown. (Make sure you take the plastic casing off of it and fry it loose.) I use Supremo brand, picante. It comes in pork (cerdo) or beef (res). Either is good, but I prefer the beef because pigs are very intelligent animals whereas cows are too dumb to live. Add the chorizo to the pot, take the lid off, and simmer over low heat until the tomatoes disintegrate. Serve with enchilada cheese and sour cream.
In a prom dress.