This was really good. My husband and kiddos really liked it, and my husband does not like chili. This converted him, though. I have made it with chili meat, stew meat, and ground beef, but I prefer the ground beef (or game) because chili meat is too gristly for me. It makes alot, by the way, but freezes well! Be sure that your ground red pepper is NOT cayenne unless you want to blister your mouth! :) Cayenne can be added for more heat, though. I could not find ground red chile pepper, so I assumed ground chipotle pepper would work, and it does. I added about 3 tablespoons of that and it added a smoky flavor. It kinda reminded me of hot dog chili due to its consistency. I took a poll of who wanted beans in the chili, but nobody did. True, being from Texas, we just don't typically add beans to our chili. All in all, pretty easy to make and filling. My kids even asked for me to send it to school with them so they could heat it up for lunch! They are young and don't tolerate too much heat, but this is perfect for them. If it is too hot, you probably added cayenne pepper instead of another type. Lastly, it does well in a crockpot if you are not home during the day. I usually let it simmer on low.
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This was really good. My husband and kiddos really liked it, and my husband does not like...