this is my chili recipe. it won the "people's choice" award last year at a superbowl party. it is a little spicy - but not too hot to enjoy. add cooked ground meat if you like, but i like this without. it is also nice to top it with chopped fresh jalapeno peppers. also - i use all organic ingredients. if you live near a trader joe's market, they sell all of these ingredients in organics for less money than the regular items cost at most grocery stores.