It's pretty good for chili that doesn't have tomatoes. This is the chili that everyone at my house will eat...well, except the one who won't eat beans. I scoop a little out before I add the beans and cook it separately just for her. It will also work just as well without the onions if you have someone who won't eat those. If you use ground beef instead of deer, be sure to drain the meat after you brown it. I serve it with cheese and either saltine crackers or cornbread.