Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The Chili of Champions

One of my new year's resolutions is to cook more often.Ya know, maybe take the Cuisinart I've had for two years out of the box? At the top of my to-make list is this delicious chili, the perfect warm meal to whip up on a cold Sunday afternoon when you have zero desire to watch another Kardashian marathon or leave the house. It's from Cooking Light, so it's (sorta?) healthy. I love the combination of using spicy turkey or chicken sausage and ground beef. Plus, the recipe calls for red wine and tons of great spices which definitely takes the average chili up a notch. 

A few helpful tips:

1) First chop up all of your veggies and put them aside.
2) Be careful with the jalapeno! If you touch the seeds, the skin on your hand could feel like it's burning. Not fun. Trust me. And if you don't like things super spicy, don't add the seeds.
3) Measure out all of your spices ahead of time too, and put them together in a bowl. This way you can just dump them all in at once, rather than frantically doing it as you go.
4) Obviously top with heaps of shredded cheddar cheese and serve some cornbread on the side. 

Not only does this chili make for amazing leftovers, it will seriously impress your friends if you choose to invite them over to partake in the deliciousness. It's a one dish wonder ... works like a charm.

Click here for the recipe.

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