Cook meat in large nonaluminum Dutch oven until no longer pink. Stir in remaining ingredients except cilantro. Simmer gently, partially covered and stirring frequently, 40 to 45 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings. Add cilantro at serving time.
This is adapted from a recipe used at the Heartland Cafe on Chicago's north side. It uses dried, cooked beans although canned beans are a fine short-order alternative. If desired, the chili can be served with grated cheese, sour cream, chopped green onions, tortillas or crackers.