I have found that Texans are pretty particular about their chili. They are also pretty particular about their barbeque, but I won’t get into that. I even found a website that talks about the history and legends of chili! Interesting stuff, that is.
I am talking about Chili – they kind you make is a big pot on the stove and let it cook all day.
The other day I decided it was time to use up a few more cans from the cupboard and after purusing what was there, chili popped into my mind.
I am sure you can strike up a conversation with any group of friends or acquaintances and you will as many different chili recipes as there are people you are talking to. There isn’t a “right” or a “wrong” way to make it in my book. Like any food dish, I think it is interesting to see (and taste) what other people put in it. Growing up in Minnesota and Wisconsin I remember my dad making chili. I always remember he made it with macaroni noodles. I know, I know, some of you are already saying “oh no, you don’t put noodles in chili!” See what I mean, many different ways to make it…
Since I didn’t plan this meal, I just used what I had on hand.
Really cleaning out the cupboard:
- Ground beef
- green chiles
- black beans
- ground cayenne pepper
For me, the ingredients change every time I make it. It really just depends on what I have on hand, although black beans seem to be a common ingredient when ever I make it. Other things that seem to make it interesting are corn, noodles, bell peppers, and spicy peppers. f
What to you like to put in your chili?