Very easy dish to make....just toss it all in the crock pot and let the crock pot do all the work. The fresh cilantro really contributed a lot of flavor to this dish. And I don't know if I did something wrong but the cornmeal just flaked off the beef and didn't really contribute much to the overall taste of the chili. So next time I make this, I'd be inclined to omit the step of dredging the beef in cornmeal. Otherwise, this was a really nice, thick chili which we did as mentioned in the intro and sprinkled grated cheddar cheese on top.