I had been making a TNT chili recipe for over 10 yrs, but after reading all the rave reviews for this recipe on the Cooking Light BB, I had to give it a try. It seemed fussy to use Italian sausage and wine, but the final results were so worth it. This is now my go to recipe for chili. I shared this with some women at my playgroup and they all wanted the recipe. It really was that good!
This is my favorite chili recipe. I have been making this for the past few years. Everyone always raves about it.
It didn't win the church-wide cookoff as it lost to the hotter entries, but it is the one you are most likely to enjoy on a regular basis.