This was my first go at this recipe, and it turned out amazing. I spent some time searching for the perfect Chili recipe, and I definitely found it with this one. I did make some modifications as I was making it. I used 1.5lbs of Medium Ground beef, which I fried up separately to season and ensure there wasn't a lot of fat transferred into the chili. I also used 2 cans of beans, and for that 3rd can, swapped in a cup of corn for texture and appearance and for the 2 cans of beans used 1 Kidney and 1 Black beans. After cooking for a little bit, I found it thickened up very quickly, so I poured in a cup and a half of water to loosen things up, as it cooks down it finds its way back to a great not-too thick chili. All in all, It turned out exceptionally well, and it's not overly spicy out of the pot (which my wife enjoys) but I drizzle over some sriracha to kick up the heat. I'll make this again without a doubt and will include some more jalepeno's to spice things up. Thanks again for the great recipe.