Place the dish in the fridge to thaw overnight or for 24 hours.
Empty dish contents into a saucepan and cook on medium-low heat until content are warm. Increase heat to medium heat and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until hot throughout. Add 1-2 tablespoons of water if needed. (Note: chili should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F).
Pour chili into a bowl. Top with cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped green onions, or any other chili toppings you enjoy!
You can also serve the chili atop baked potatoes, nachos, or with a side of cornbread.
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