I don't remember my Mom making Chili when I was a kid. I didn't start eating Chili until I was in my 20's. I married into a family that would have Chili for Christmas Eve Dinner before the Christmas Festivities began. I think my sister-in-law, Lisa and her family would also have Chili for Christmas Eve Dinner.
I didn't start making Chili until both of my girls left to go to College. That's when most of my cooking took off. My husband will try anything I make. So, this 8 ingredient chili is on my dinner menu rotation during the Winter months.