This recipe is great. I thought it might need a little more spice. At the end I added a bit of salt, black pepper, garlic powder and a little granulated sugar. But if you serve each bowl of soup with some great salsa and some sour cream or plain yogurt, it's really good! I probably did not need to add in the spices that I did. I also drained and rinsed the canned beans before adding them to the soup.
I can't remember how many times I've made this wonderful, and very easy chili. Never once have I felt the need to alter the recipe. It is so quick to make! Once people get over their initial fear, they love it. Print copies of the recipe when you make this, you'll need them for several people.
My whole family loved it!