Tis the season to use the wood burning stove and try something new with it. Chili is also a good winter treat. Here is how I make my chili taste like it was done over a camp fire.
If you're cooking from scratch, soak 1 cup red beans & 1 cup black beans overnight. We like grains in our chili so I also soaked 1 cup of barley overnight with 2 Tblsp of cider vinegar in the water. Get a 3-5 lb chuck roast. Use whatever spices you want to season the chili. (It could be as simple as chili powder and onions.) I added salsa instead of tomatoes.
When done put the meat back in the pan and get all the coals & ash off of it. Trust me, you want ALL the coals gone (below left). Then cut the meat into bite sized chunks (below right). It will smell like you are cutting a grilled steak. You'll want to sample like me, just don't eat too much. (I stopped at about 1/3 of a slab- no willpower here.)
Type at ya later...