No chili powder in my chili. My daughter Kathy gave me the idea to use eggplant in my chili instead of meat. No one that tastes it can believe no meat. Also used peppers and smoked paprika for taste and color for the chili. It is a sweet and slightly spicy chili that can be spiced up using hot sauce to your liking. So many of my family and friends enjoyed it I know it is a winner.
Notes from the Test Kitchen:
You cannot tell that this chili doesn't have any meat in it... it's so good. Thanks to the peppers, you get a bit of heat, but it's definitely not overwhelming. I love ranch style beans and they add a great pop of flavor. It's a great alternative to traditional chili.