The original recipe I made had 1 pound Ground Beef, and 1 pound Italian Sausage, I adapted this for my BIL who doesn't eat red meat. It's a big hit in our family, and it also freezes very well! And don't be afraid of the chocolate that's in it, it brings out the flavor in the chili! This can also be done on the stove top if you're short on time. Just cook in an 8 quart stockpot.