This is absolutely delicious!!! My hubby is the chili expert in our family so even if I like it, I always peg it to his opinion.. Well he gave it a huge thumbs up and ate 3 plates I think that says it all. I loved it as well and I particularly loved the addition of the hot sausage, would never have thought of this and it really added to the chili. I also added the optional jalapeno pepper. This for us was excellent and had just the right amount of heat with every bite. We served ours topped with sour cream and cheese. Perfect chili happynana and has gone straight into our favourites..