Chili is always kind of fool-proof, isn’t it? Unless your slow cooker decides to malfunction. Rude.
So, stovetop chili was my next option.
Think of this recipe as the little black dress of easy dinners—you can dress it up or down, and it goes with just about anything. Smothered on a hot dog, in a bowl piled high with cheese, or simply by itself, which is far from plain. You can replace the beef to make a turkey chili or chicken chili, include any variety of beans, and add extra spice. It’s a good, basic, and easy beef and bean chili recipe that every girl should have in her kitchen closet.
With football season ever-present in my apartment (I thought it was only on Sunday), chili seems to be the go-to recipe. It’s game food at it’s finest—hearty, rustic, and seriously easy-to-make. This chili recipe includes some simple flavor-boosters: bell peppers and dried spices like chili powder and cumin.
My other favorite part about chili—the toppings. You can use sour cream, cilantro, grated Cheddar cheese, chives, and even diced avocados. So mix and match, use whatever is on hand—chili is really a stress-free dish (still have not forgiven my slow cooker, BTW).
So, whatever team you’re cheering for, we can all agree that the chili will be served at halftime. With crusty bread. And a beer (or two).