I made this the other night for dinner for my husband who's been sick and it was just perfect. I added sour cream, cheese, and tortilla chips to my chili and it made it so creamy and cheesy, oh it was good! When it comes to spicy foods I'm a baby and so for me this chili is at the top of my spicy threshold. For my husband however it was just right. So if you're like me you could reduce the cayenne pepper if you want or if you want a little more kick you could even add more cayenne pepper. Either way this chili is good!