This is not an authentic chile con carne recipe so, if that's what you're looking for, you've come to the right place! Another thing it's not is spicy-hot - I have 3 small kids to think of and I gave the recipe just enough of a kick so that I knew we could all eat it. If you like very spicy, be sure to up the seasoning amounts. And that's no blarney! An entry of RSC#11.