My husband loves chili but prefers it without the beans. I have never made it before but I'm willing to try. Do I start with cooked meat? I have a half of a tri-tip roast that I could cut up but would also be willing to buy a (raw) roast to use. But what do I do to start and when do I add the meat? What about seasonings? I could buy a packaged mix but would prefer to make from scratch if possible.