This is my favorite slow cooker beef chili recipe. I think I made it over a dozen times last year—and already once this year. It is my no-fail, fool-proof, easy recipe for game-day and feeding a hungry crowd.
So, speaking of no-fail, let’s get real and talk kitchen fails because everyone makes mistakes.
I actually did screw up this chili once. But it won’t happen to you—I swear! This was entirely an electrical fail. I followed the recipe exactly and set my slow cooker. When I came home, I was expecting to open the door to the warm smell of chili that had been simmering all day. Nope. I ran to the slow cooker and it was off and everything was raw. Total fail.
I had another fail recently too.
I made a corn soup with fresh sweet corn from the farmers market. The recipe I was using called for poblano peppers, which are not spicy. I was wondering around the farmers market and found some peppers that looked like poblano peppers. I didn’t bother asking the guy at the farm stand or tasting the peppers before I roasted them and added them into the soup. Big mistake. They were not poblano peppers and were so spicy! I couldn’t even eat the soup. Fail.
Cooking is fun—and you always learn from your mistakes. What kitchen fails have you had recently?