There's nothing better than a warm bowl of chili on a cold winter's day!

I'm a huge chili fan...and it doesn't have to be any elaborate recipe...we keep it simple, hamburger, beans, onions, and (spicy) vegetable juice, plus our secret ingredient, a Hershey chocolate bar. (well, I guess that's not so secret anymore...lol) But, are there really this many people planning to take their CHILI RECIPE to the grave? According to a new survey, 10% of people say they have a secret chili recipe and they'll never share it with anyone.

Here are some more results from the survey:

1. 68% of people say they LOVE chili and another 27% like it. 4% dislike it....and 1% HATE it.

2. The five most popular toppings or side dishes with chili are cheese...crackers...cornbread...sour cream...and tortilla chips. (and in this state, Iowan's LOVE to dunk their peanut butter sandwiches in the chili...it's a tradition...don't judge us.)

3. 26% of people like it as spicy as possible. Add in some jalapenos, chili powder or even better, Frank's Red Hot Sauce! (a personal favorite)

4. And 14% admit that it gives them GAS. (the other 86% are lying...ha ha)

If you want something more than just a basic bowl of chili...and if you want to get a little crazy...make a chili dog (heck yes) or put some chili on the top of french fries, on a baked potato, or even crazier, pour your chili over an omelette, trust me, a "chili omelette" is GENIUS! You can thank me later!

National Today