This recipe starts with the trinity of creole cooking: onions, celery, and bell pepper sautéed in olive oil or vegetable oil.
While the vegetables are getting soft, add about a tablespoon of Mexican seasoning or your favorite chili powder. You may also use a package of prepared chili seasoning.
When the vegetables are soft, add in the crushed tomatoes and stir gently.
Also, add in the can of diced tomatoes. Do not drain them.
Add in the cans of beans. Do not drain them.
Gently stir the chili over medium heat until it begins to bubble. Add garlic salt and black pepper to taste. Reduce the heat, cover the pot, and let it simmer about 20 min. while the flavors marry.