Right off the bat, Texans need to hit the back button now lol I'm about to make my annual winter batch of chili. In order to be a little more health concious I'm using 99% lean ground turkey instead of beef and pork. I've made a small batch with turkey and it was pretty good so I'm not concerned with that change. My current recipe is: 7lbs meat (turkey or a beef/pork mix) 1 large white onion 5 green bell peppers 1 garlic bulb 4 cans of dark kidney beans rinsed 4 cans of black beans rinsed 4 cans of red beans rinsed 6 cans diced tomatoes 4 cans tomato sauce 1 2.5oz container of chili powder 1 tbsp basil leaves 5 or 6 jalapenos with ribs, maybe more for desired heat 2c dark brown sugar Black pepper Water as needed Things I am definitely going to try but don't know how much Unsweetened chocolate powder Cumin Curious to try Chipotle chili pepper powder in place of normal chili powder, 1 to 1 exchange? Roasting the jalapenos - seems pretty simple to try Looking for some thoughts on how to liven up this chili. Past years have been a little bland but good and some Frank's Red Hot Sauce has given it some flavor in the past. It definitely needs more heat and I think the chocolate will help add a richness to it.