Made a big pot of Texas Red yesterday. 9 lbs ground beef and 1 lb of diced smoked brisket. 2 lg diced onions 1 diced bell pepper 4 stalks diced celery 1 1/2 cups dark chilli poeder 1/3 cup cumin 1/2 cup spanish paprika 1/3 cup sugar 1/8 cup red pepper flakes 4 28oz cans dieced tomatos 3 28 oz cans tomato sauce sautee the vegetables in a little oil till done. add ground beef to pot and brown ( stirring every now and then) Once the meat is browned ,Drain w/ a collander. Put the meat and veggies back into the pot and add the diced up brisket. Add all the seasonings and mix well. add the tomatos w/ juice and stir. Add the tomato sauce and stir. bring to a slow boil ,stirring occasionally. reduce heat to a simmer ,stir ,cover pot and let simmer for 1 hour. stirring every 15 min. According to the clan here. this was the best chilli i have ever whipped up. The smoked brisket added the perfect ammount of smoke to the pot.