One of the best parts of prepping for the Super Bowl is making mounds of food to eat during said Super Bowl. That could be wings, nachos, or just a giant tub of cheese you spoon directly into your mouth. I don’t judge.
As always, here’s my chili recipe, a Super Bowl staple and something you’re welcome to steal if you’d like. The recipe, not my actual chili.
1 large onion
1 large bell pepper
3 sliced hot peppers (serranos are my preference)
1 large can crushed tomatoes
1 small can tomato paste
1 medium can tomato sauce
1 bottle of beer, preferably a stout
2 lbs ground beef, pork or turkey
1 cup beef stock
2 cans black beans
1 can kidney beans
2 teaspoons cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 glugs sriracha
Start by browning the two pounds of beef/other meat on the stove. While waiting for the beef to brown, set up your crockpot and throw in the tomato ingredients and beef stock. Dice the onion, hot peppers, and bell pepper and toss them in as well. Start up the crockpot on high.
Add the beef as soon as it is browned and then toss in everything but the beans and let it cook on high for about an hour. If it's bubbling away, it's time to add all three cans of beans, cook on high for another hour and then bump it down to low for, oh, twelve hours or so. Walk away. Go read a book. Get some sleep. Invent a new type of gyrocopter. Just give it time to cook.
When you return in twelve hours or so, you'll have a dense, deep red chili that has a nice little kick and a lot of nice flavors going on, but nothing so complex that anyone's going to turn their noses up. I think you'll enjoy it, but if you're one of those people who likes to consume extremely spicy chili, switch out those serranos for habaneros.
For obvious reasons, New England staples like boiled dinner and clam chowder are not encouraged in this thread. Please share any other great recipes you have, and tell us about where you’ll be watching the game.