Homemade chili is a popular dish that is hot and spicy. The main ingredients used are ground beef, sweet onions, bell pepper, carrots, peppers, jalapeno peppers, green chilies, ground cumin, chili powder, garlic, tomatoes, sugar, beans and rice. Homemade chili is usually prepared in a Dutch oven or a large pot and is ready to be served in about an hour. Homemade chili can be served either as a meal or as a snack in parties. Care has to be taken to use at least 90% lean beef as the fat in beef can spoil the dish.