Was anyone else secretly waiting for Thanksgiving shenanigans to be over so you could make Texas Chili and cornbread like on Top Chef last week? Don’t get me wrong, I loved the turkey and gravy, but ever since I saw the episode last Wednesday I have been excited to make chili.
This chili is full of tender beef brisket, hearty butternut squash, spicy green chilies, and smothered cheese. This Texas chili and cornbread is perfect for the big game or when you want something warm and comforting.
The real deal Texas chili apparently does not have beans – I just learned this last week from watching the show. I have been to Texas twice (Austin and Houston – both brief trips) and I have to admit that I didn’t have any chili. I’m not sure if this recipe is exactly how Texans would make their chili, but I thought it was a pretty good first try – for a California girl!