OK I tend to think my recipe's are beyond better than most (dont we all??), but this chili is amazing. There is so much intense deep flavor going on. If anyone has any suggestions or additions, dont hesitate to post them. But this is far beyond the best chili ive ever made or eaten, and it gets those reviews from anyone who eats it. The spices are more guestimates, since I never measure - cook to your own taste.