Not bad, but pretty spicy and I cut back on the spicy ingredients. I cut the cayenne way down and only used jalapenos. I suppose it might've been cut more by the beer, but I didn't add the beer to this. I also didn't add all the meats--just used bacon and pork--because I didn't have all of it. Did use the rub on the pork, and instead of chopping it up (I used pork chops) I put the rub on, seared it, and plopped in the slow cooker as is. Once cooked and falling apart, I just mashed at them with a spoon to get chunks of meat. Worked perfectly and helped me be lazy. I didn't add in the salsa as I thought all the other tomato based ingredients were plenty. Hubs and I prefer beans in our chili, and although that may not be a purist preference for New Mexico chili (I haven't the slightest idea--I'm from Oregon) I'll add some next time. All in all, adjust for spice if you are weird about it like I am, and it works pretty well with adjustments to taste. Thanks for the recipe!
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Not bad, but pretty spicy and I cut back on the spicy ingredients. I cut the cayenne way down...