This recipe was created by me! I have perfected the recipe many times over using various guinea pigs, and each time, they say it is better. This recipe has won a couple of chili cook-offs. It is a traditional recipe. You can cook it using beans or without. It is great regardless of how you cook it. I would serve it with grilled cheese sandwiches or mexican cornbread. Always top it with a little shredded cheese to difuse the heat!