I adopted this recipe in the February 2005 recipe adoption. I had no idea who Margo Knudson is, so I googled her. Turns out she won the 1987 International Chili Society Cookoff with this recipe! This is the first time I made "real" chili, with cubed beef instead of ground beef and no beans! The chili is spicy, but not overly so. It has more of a flavorful, complex kind of heat to it. I ended up using slightly more beef broth and tomato sauce than called for in the recipe.