Made some chili couple days ago, forgot to take pics. Short ribs cubed up, pintos & black beans, white hominy, onions, stewed tomatoes, tomato puree, california, ancho and a bit of chipotle powders.
simmered for about three hrs, tightened up with a dusting of masa.
At my house it's boarding house rules, keep one foot on the floor at all times, take what you want, and eat what you take. Very informal.
But......like koukou said, you don't want to be spending your whole night in the kitchen, you should have a menu that you can finish up in the last 15 min before dinner.