Ok, first let me state that this recipe is heavily influenced by Jamie Deen's Award Winning Chili recipe. I've added a few twists and turns of my own to make it the best chili I have ever tasted, I say humbly! I love my chili to be hearty, and meaty, with lots of flavor and spice and that you can tell has been simmering for hours. This deliciousness hits all the check boxes on that list and really delivers a punch! I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does and that it becomes your "go to" chili recipe moving forward!