"I like my chili thick and flavorful with just enough heat to taste. I went looking for a chili recipe with lots of flavor but with ingredients that I would readily have on hand anytime. I found some good basic recipes and used those ideas to create my own. It may seem like a lot of ingredients, but it actually comes together quite quickly and easily, with most of the time devoted to browning and simmering to develop flavor. Although I love this site, this is the first time I have posted my own recipe, so I hope that you and your family enjoy."