Buy a bottle of Williams chili seasoning mix. Add a tablespoon for each 2 pounds of beans. Hunk of salt pork or a hambone. Wait until they are about cooked and then salt to taste. No salt pork or hambone? Chop up a pack of country style bacon and dump some in. Not the sweetened bacon, that "stuff" in beans will ruin them.
For variations, add more Williams and a can or 2 of tomato sauce, chopped onions, sliced jalapenos, or red pepper flakes to taste. Or just follow the directions for making chili pound of beans equaling a pound of meat and you will have a vegetarian chili.
My guess is he is using the Fiesta brand bean seasoning mix, my first one puts that to shame.
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