Posted 9/17/2011 8:18:14 AM
I have made this for the family several times with some changes each time, adding or deleting ingredients. The term "chili" in the title is not appropriate if prepared as shown. I have added chopped celery and bell peppers. I also add a step by sautéing the onion, garlic, celery and peppers in some butter and olive oil. Just when they begin to soften I add some flour which helps to thicken the broth. My family prefers a milder chili than I do so I add extra hot sauce after serving to give it more of a kick.