Saturday, October 2, 2010

Test Kitchen: Touchdown Chili

I'll try out a new recipe every'll see the good and bad of it!

Description: I gotta admit...the name sold me. Sara is also allergic to beans, so I was on the lookout for a no-bean chili recipe. I love cooking chili this time of year, and it's a perfect dish to make with a few people coming over.

Recipe Difficulty (Scale of 1-10) 5
Chili is easy to make, you just need to exhibit some form of patience. In the end, it's all worth it. Once you finally get everything in the pot, it's just a matter of playing the waiting game. The longer it cooks, the better it is. I went against the directions just a bit and browned the meat and onions separately. I also pulsed the ground beef in the food processor.

Results: Awesome
I've made chili a million times and this recipe ranks near the top. The brown sugar added just enough sweetness, and the green chiles, Tabasco Sauce, and chili powder provided a nice little burn towards the back end. I will make this recipe again...probably soon. Wait for it...wait for it...this chili scores a touchdown. You knew I had to write that. Sorry!

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