Simmer 1/2 hour, add 1/2 can water, simmer another 1/2 hour.
For chili, add 2 cans of red kidney beans and heat another 20 mins.
For really good chili, at least quadruple the above recipe, add in every spice that makes sense and a few that don't, and every kind of bean they stock in your supermarket.
Place all ingredients in a 3 quart casserole and stir until thoroughly mixed. Cover tightly and bake in a 200 degree F oven for 3-4 hours.