(blend in blender for a couple of seconds)
Brown meat and drain off any extra fat. Add all vegetables except for lettuce and cook for a few minutes. Add 1/2 of the spices except for chili powder and stir continue cooking on low heat. Add blended tomatoes, kidney beans and remainder of spices including chili powder. Let simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Cut lettuce into bite size pieces. Place lettuce on individual serving dishes with a handful of grated cheese and then top with chili. Eat with tortilla chips for an extra filling meal.