I didn't think it was possible, but this show makes the great Alton Brown, a self-deprecating, incredibly gifted, and spontaneous, intelligent chef, look like a jerk. He's become the Chuck Barris of the Foodie set.
The recipe for basic chili is pretty simple: Meat, beans, celery, onions, peppers, garlic, tomato of some sort, seasonings such as cumin and chili powder, and salt and pepper. That's a good, easy-to-make chili, but it's not "Challenge" chili. It's sitting-in-front-of-the-TV-with-a-beer chili.