I have made this chili for years. I had gotten a tip of adding a can of french onion soup to any chili recipe to make it taste like Krystal's chili. The addition makes my chili good but its up to the individual to say if it is similar to Krystal's chili. I always triple ingredients for the chili since my children love it and it is always great the next day, or add leftovers to a baked potato and top with cheese. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I do. I also use the regular chili mix so if you like your chili hot you can use the hot mix and also use hot canned tomatoes (such as Rotel).