i thought i'd post my chili receipe that took second place in a chili cookoff that we had in my military squadron. here's the list of ingredients: 5 jalapenos 5 habeneros 3 lbs ground beef 1-Medium yellow onion 3-5 Cloves of garlic (depends on size) Chili powder (as much or as little as you'd like) Cayenne pepper (see above) Cumin (see above) 1 bottle beer 2 cups water 28 oz peeled whole tomatoes 1 regular size can of tomato paste (forget the size, but one step up from 6 oz) 1 small can tomato paste (6 oz) 2 lbs of light red kidney beans Instructions: Start off by dicing the onion and mincing the garlic. Next take the seeds the jalapenos and habeneros (or as much as you can get out) and dice. Next season the beef with sea salt and pepper and brown. While browning, take the can of tomatoes, drain them and dump into a crock pot. Smash the tomatoes to release the juices from the inside. When the beef is done browning, drain the grease and dump into the crock pot. Next, take your favorite beer and dump over the beef. After pouring the beer in, add your diced onion, garlic, jalapenos and habeneros. Next drain your can of kidney beans and add to the pot. Season with the chili powder, cumin and cayenne pepper. Next add your regular size can and small can of tomato paste. The very last thing to add is your 2 cups of water. Once everything is added to the crock pot, stir everything to mix it up. Set the crock pot at high and simmer for 3 hrs. Depending on your tolerence to heat, this may be very spicy or may not be. I had my dad sweating like it was a hot july day and that was in the middle of december when he ate it!