This is my own creation. I wanted to make a spicy chili with a "bite" to it. Literally, I wanted something firm in the chili. My pepper mill inspired me last year for a block party's chili contest. I added whole peppercorns, and my new favorite recipe was born! You can adjust the heat level in this dish by adding or subtracting peppercorns, cooking longer or shorter times and refrigerating the chili overnight before cooking it. The more this chili ages, the softer the peppercorns become and the less intensity they hold.