When making a big pot of chili...
do you tend to toss in "extras" that happen to be around? I have a basic recipe which I use, but last night I had a little bit of fra diavolo sauce in a jar left...into the pot. About a 1/4 pound frozen ground sausage...into the pot. Couple long green peppers...into the pot.
Checking seasonings hmm a little bit of oregano, some parsley a little of this and that.
Hmm no beer, but some V-8 juice with picante that is my liquid into the pot.
Came out tasting great