I liked this chili version a lot; it was fresh-tasting. I loved all the vegs. I added extra ground chilis. I don't save bacon grease so I rendered 4 slices of bacon and left the bacon in too. This is a must try chili recipe. Thanks Engrossed.
All the adults loved this. The kids... :) (only normal!) I used 3 cans diced tomatoes, no celery, canola oil for lard, very lean ground beef, leftover ham. I reduced the chili powder to 4 T and found the heat just right. Didn't overly taste the black olives (chopped them real fine). Next time I'll add some shredded carrots or zucchini for added nutrition and top bowls with more cheese. Had "Creamy Noodles" with this and it was a great combo. Would be great with corn muffins too. Thanks Engrossed! See, it did turn out! :)