I started making this version of chili a little over a year ago and at the urging of a good friend, I entered it into our Chili Cook-Off Contest at work. There were 17 contestants and I won 3rd Place for MY chili! As my friend tells me "It's a good, all-around family recipe" because it's not hot or spicy, so kids will enjoy it too. It's also so quick and easy to make and best of all it is sooooo YUMMY!!!