This recipe appeared in the November 2014 issue of Men's Health, and the article was called, "The Great Chili Project". Elizabeth Karmel is the executive chef of Hill Country Barbecue in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and D.C. and the author of Soaked, Slathered, and Seasoned. "The spice mix is the cornerstone of any good chili recipe," says Karmel. "Make sure it's balanced with sweet, savory, spicy, and bitter." This is her go-to mix, just go light on the powdered spicy peppers, which can quickly overwhelm subtler favorings.