I followed this recipe using a hot chili powder, 2 cloves of garlic minced, and 2 green jalapeno peppers sliced because I happened to have them. It didn't matter to me whether this was "authentic" Cincinnati Chili or not. It was absolutely delicious as it was. I'm not sure how healthy ground beef is but I managed to find a good quality 95% lean ground beef. I'm sure ground turkey would also work well. I also sprinkled on some reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese. Yum!!! Will make again for sure!