Each region has different ideas of what chili should be. Texas, for example, is pretty well a no beans included state. What type of chili are people looking for in your area?
Here are the winning recipes for the International Chili Society Cookoff series. (They do not permit beans in the chili.) You will find some great ideas such as adding beef broth and using several dumps of spices during the cook.
is a great online resource for special ingredients.
I just looked through the link Ron L. posted. The ICS link is in it. Oh well.
Jim - Another transplanted Texan
Former KCBS CBJ
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