There are many ingredients that can help make a chili recipe its best including chocolate. Another special ingredient added to chili is beer.
Many top-rated recipes use fresh chilies instead of chili powder. Browning the meat before it is mixed with other ingredients is another key to creating a delicious pot of chili.
If beans are being added to the chili it is recommended that dried beans be used in place of canned beans. Canned beans contain sodium, which can affect the taste of the chili.
Adding cumin or coriander can add zest to chili. Homemade stock is also recommended to add flavor.