My chili had more of that typical canned chili flavor that I thought most people would like. I didn't win the competition, but I thought that my final chili came out pretty good, considering this is probably the fourth time I've made chili in my life.
Look at all the cans of tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and beans we used!
Here's a list of the ingredients that ended up in my "no recipe chili." Ground beef, ground pork, chorizo, kidney beans, chili beans, pinto beans, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, chili powder, chili flakes, cumin, soy sauce (for the umami flavor), brown sugar, salt, pepper, jalapenos, bell pepper, garlic, onions, beer, coffee, cocoa powder, italian seasoning. I'm sure we put other ingredients in the chili but I forgot what else was thrown in there.