This is the BEST chili I have ever had! I have made it twice now in the past two weeks! Eventhough the flavor of the first batch tasted great, it was a bit too spicy for my palate. Therefore, the second batch I only used one habenero and one annaheim pepper. I found that when I reduced the peppers, the chili is just a bit too sweet. I will 1/2 the brown sugar the recipe calls for the next time I make it with less peppers. Also, the first time, I didn't have a dark beer on hand and used a domestic beer. The second time, I used New Castle and WHAT A DIFFERENCE!! As others have suggested, I used 2 tablespoons of wasabi instead of the 1 that it calls for which really pumps up the deliciousness of the recipe! I served this last batch with some friends, topped with cheddar cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and slices of warm french bread. Fifteen minutes later, there wasn't a drop left!
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This is the BEST chili I have ever had! I have made it twice now in the past two weeks! ...