Fast forward several weeks. I tried this chili and wanted to blog about it right away. I restrained myself, thanks to my new rule, but I have now made it twice and it was just as delicious in the second go round. So here's the link to Nook and Pantry, the blog where I found the recipe. Warning: it is SPIIIII-CY. For an equally tasty (probably more so), less sweat-inducing chili (yes, I've made it twice) check out Heather Bassett's Texas Red Chili recipe on my recipe blog.
Oh, and can recommend using avocados as a garnish? I never would have even tried it, but I just happened to have some leftover avocado and it was delish. I will forever have them on hand now when I make chili.