Brown ground beef in large stockpot with thick bottom. While beef is browning, chop veggies. Drain ground beef.
Place veggies in pot to brown, also use to deglaze the beef drippings from bottom of the pot.
Once veggies are cooked down, add red beans. Then add chili beans, don't rinse or drain. Add ground beef and seasonings. Bring to a slow boil, then reduce heat to a low - med, slow cooking for about an hour or hour and a half, watching to make sure it doesn't stick. If it starts to stick, lower your fire. :) Enjoy!!