When you taste the chili you will find that the heat slowly builds with each of the first four bites and then remains constant without getting any spicier. By the fourth bite there will be a warm tingle at the back of your mouth and a slight burning around the outer edges of your lips. Unlike lots of other hot foods your tongue should not really be feeling any heat so that you are able to taste the full flavor of this chili.
People (otherwise known as wimps) complained in the past that my other entries were too hot. I like heat as long as it is controlled and still allows the flavor to come through. This recipe has little to no heat however. I also like chili with beans and vegetables as opposed to a traditional Texas “bowl o’ red”.