Originally Posted by Barb L.
I make a fairly mild chili, (when grandson will be eating) chili powder to me is more a flavor, unless you buy the hot chili powder. But it is a needed flavor along with cumin. Hubby adds the hot when he is served.
Same here. I also get a lot of flavor from using Bush's Chili Hot Beans (which aren't really hot), sauce and all. Hunt's makes Chili Hot Beans, too, but I don't care fore them. They are, IMO, greasy.
Another good flavor addition, is to cook a roll of mild pork breakfast sausage along with your ground chuck. And don't forget to use a bit of oregano and a lot of garlic.
Spicy doesn't always mean, "Blow your head off!"