For the most part, most of this receipe came from a friends mother but for the life of me I cannot remember her name. Sorry! You can add spaghetti or you can do without. I usually will cook some spaghetti and have it to the side for those who like it in theirs. This is a great chili recipe for people who have difficulties eating anything with small seeds such as people with diriticulitis. This can be as mild or as wild as you want it.