This is a Texas version of a hearty chilli using beef steak instead of mince and has a lot of spices, 4 teaspoons of chilli powder and cayenne pepper, but you can adjust to your tastes.
For a vegetarian option use both a tin of black beans and a tin of kidney beans in place of the meat. Diced green capsicums are also a great addition for a vegetarian version.
In America chilli powder is full of taste and spice not heat. It is not ground chillies. This flavoursome chilli mix is the type of 'chilli powder' that is to be used in this recipe.
Something else. Not four tablespoons chilli but 4 teaspoons chilli. This is what I changed. I also served it with corn chips and a very cold tossed salad on the side. - 22 Mar 2011
This was excellent although someone should change the 4 tablespoons chilli to 4 teaspoons of chilli in the ingredients list. I used 4 teaspoons and although quite hot was very very tasty. - 22 Mar 2011