The Chili Bowl Season

Chili Before

Ahhh, nothing says comfort food like a bowl of chili.  We had the first pot of the season tonight.  As you can see from the picture, we like it with sour cream, Frito Chips, and shredded cheese.

While my chili recipe is super simple to make, I’m not going to share it here.  To me, chili is just one of those things that you have your own personal taste for and its fun to discover a recipe you like.  Everyone makes it differently and to their own liking, and that’s what is so good about it.  That’s evident in a chili cook-off that is hosted every October at my work and each chili is totally different.  You can’t help but want to sample them all.

It’s definitely a dish I’ve perfected over the years – right down to the specific steps I take to make it, to the type of beans I use, to how much seasoning I put in, how many onions, how I cook the onions, browning the meat, etc. There’s even a newer ingredient that I just started using about two years ago.

What’s your special comfort food for this time of year?  How have you perfected the recipe?

Chili After

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