This is the recipe I make every year for the Super Bowl, for my boyfriend and two dozen or so of his closest beer-drinking, football-watching friends. The problem with trying to find a good chili recipe is that what makes a "good" chili is a personal opinion; my idea of a great chili may be very different from yours. My chili is heavy on the meat, garlic and spice; rather rich-tasting, hearty, thick, fiery, and smoky. If that sounds like something you'd enjoy, I'm also going to include plenty of advice on how to adjust it to meet your tastes. Enjoy. Notes: To cut down on fat, lean, turkey/chicken Italian sausage can be used, without affecting the flavour or texture of the final meal. Extra-lean beef can also be used.