This recipe was excellent! I made a modified version with the following substitutions: 1. Omitted ham and chorizo, used 2 links of smoked turkey sausage. 2. Subbed a 15 oz. can of pumpkin for the sweet potato 3. Used a large can of diced tomatoes and a small can of diced chiles. 4. Used stock instead of water. 5. Added paprika, cumin, and black pepper. 6. Garnished with lime. While I agree with a previous reviewer that it needed more spice, I suspect that had I used the chorizo from the original recipe, I probably wouldn't have felt that way. If you're expecting to have leftovers, I would not add the cilantro to the pot of chili, but rather would use it as a garnish (with lime... yum!). That way, when you reheat the leftovers, you still get that fresh cilantro taste. As good as this was, I think next time I will be adding the chorizo and ham in, though maybe in lesser quantities. As good as this is, I can see how the spice from the chorizo and the smokiness from the ham would really give this dish much more depth and complexity. If you're avoiding these ingredients to make the dish "healthier," I think you'll still find it very satisfying, but adding it a small amount of the meats is worth it to take this dish from GREAT to WOW. This pot is going to be my lunch at work for the week. Thinking I'm going to make a pot of brown rice to serve it over. Delicious! This one's a keeper!!
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This recipe was excellent! I made a modified version with the following substitutions: 1. ...