Didn't remember to pick up the canned chilies when I got groceries, but had my heart set on trying it and made it anyways. Also didn't have the Anise, have never heard of it and didn't see it on the spice aisle. However, loved how simple it was, and the flavor was excellent. Cheese and sour cream were great add-ins. I didn't mind that it wasn't thick like a traditional chili, I was looking for something soup-like anyways, it's COLD out here this time of year, and this really hit the spot. Thank you!!
Could do with some more flavor its good and I like the anise, you dont get that taste very often in chili for sure. Only thing I was wondering about is when you said 4 large garlic did you mean the whole head or cloves. I did cloves so maybe that was why it seemed kinda bland. Agan not bad.