My father and I used to compete in Chili Cookoffs in Texas. I have spent many an hour trying to hone my own recipe, and this is what I have come up with. Not too much heat....but REAL Texas Chili flavor!
Brown beef in 2 tsp Wesson Oil, with diced Onions, Annaheim and Serrano peppers. Add beef broth, 2 cups water, 1 can Hunts Tomato Sauce and 1st spices. Bring to boil, cover and cook at medium boil until beef is almost tender (approx 2-1/2 hr). 30 minutes before serving add 2nd spices and 2nd can of Hunts tomato sauce. 20 minutes before serving add 3rd spices. 10 minutes before serving add 4th spices, and 2 squares of chocolate. Adjust to taste for salt and for heat add Tabasco Sauce.