I'll be honest with you all the first time I tried this recipe I was amazed. It was great had heat and flavor at the same time. The second time I tried it I started changing for my taste. avoided the tabasco sauce and went with a Datil Pepper sauce, shortened the chili seasoning by half and added Mexican Hot Chili Powder. to me this was bringing the heat right out in this pot of chili. For people that like chili with a kick they need to try this one.