Being from Ohio and now a resident of New Mexico I, of course, had to make a few tweaks to this recipe.
1 Since we don't eat beef I used ground turkey breast instead. I happened to have some homemade turkey broth in the freezer so I used that in place of the beef broth. To up the umami I added a touch of soy sauce to the mixture after the tomatoes and broth went in.
2. I used dry kidney beans rather than canned. Soaked overnight and slow cooked in the Crockpot for 18 hours. Easy peasy since the Crockpot does all the work and WAY more flavor than canned.
3. I ground up 4 New Mexico chilies in the blender and used that in place of the chili powder.
4. Finally, having spent a fair amount of time in Cincinnati... I just couldn't see this without a little cheese. So I added a little grated extra-sharp cheddar.
And ya know what? The girl from Ohio and the guy from New Mexico (who swears chili doesn't have beans in it) both loved this dish!