I found the base for this recipe in a cookbook for Diabetics ("Month of Meals"); I modified it a tiny bit, but it’s mostly the same. I really like meat sauce, but my roommate is vegetarian – we’ve found that the Yves brand fake-meat crumbles are perfect in this recipe & it makes us both happy. Plus, it’s a lot healthier! If you’re really sensitive to spicy foods like me, this recipe has a great chili flavor without using a lot of chili powder; I typically use about 1 tablespoon. Of course, add as much or as little as you want. By the way, this dish (like many chilis) gets even better the next day - it does wonderfully to refrigerate or freeze it.