One of my coworkers shared his secret chili recipe with me. Whatever you do do not share it with anyone, ok??? I grew up with kidney beans in the chili ...... I hated beans until I tried this chili with actual chili beans. This chili is great for chili dogs, over noodles or just topped with a little shredded cheddar cheese. I have an option written in the instructions for a tamer version for the weaker of heart.