I have been using a very simple chili recipe - ground beef, taco seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, ground cumin, cheese, kidney and pinto beans, and salsa - and plan to make a pot this weekend.
I'd like to punch it up. What are some unique items I could add, and at what point in the cooking process should I add them?
I'm considering adding raw onion instead of onion powder, and maybe some chopped green pepper. Thought about some smoked paprika.
I'd love other suggestions, spices, whatever. Thanks!