*For a milder heat, remove the seeds and membrane from the jalapeño peppers. Leave the seeds and membrane in when chopping for a spicier chili.
**Piquillo peppers add a light smoky sweet flavor to the chili. If no piquillo peppers available, look for a jar of red sweet peppers at your local grocer (they won't have the smoky undertone). You can also substitute additional roasted red bell pepper (1/2 a red bell will work).