One would not expect Hollywood to be famous for chili, but the best chili I ever made is this recipe for the chili once served at the famous Chasen's Restaurant, in Hollywood:
I departed slightly from the recipe and used ground beef and ground pork, and left out the 1/2 cup of butter (seemed like too much cholesterol in these health-conscious times). It tastes different from traditional Texas chili and is delicious.
Finally, you do need to use the pinto beans -- they are essential to the taste -- and, as the recipe specifies, you should use dried beans, not canned, prepared as the recipe dictates.
Delicious! Trust me.