Growing up I only knew of 2 kinds of chili... hot dog chili from Senate Coney Island and my mom's chili, which is the chili her mom made. As much as I cook, my kids don't want me to make them any other kind of chili. I am sure I could make "better" chili, but this is what they like, and is very popular with anyone that has eaten it. I guess it is just one of those comfort foods. You can easily adjust the temperature of this recipe by using mild products instead of "hot" and leaving out the additional chilis.