Chili is one of those dishes I didn’t like at all growing up. Eventually I learned to love the hearty goodness of this dish. However…I couldn’t make good chili to save my life! It took a long while for me to concoct this best ever chili recipe.
I would try different chili recipes again and again. They were okay, but never as good as my mom’s. Or anyone else’s for that matter! Once, when I decided to make a spicy chili, my husband swore I was trying to kill everyone. I accidentally added way too much chile in adobo. The chili was so spicy we couldn’t eat it — and we LOVE spicy!!
Seriously y’all. My boys added so much cheese and sour cream to their bowls the chili turned white. And it was still too hot!! Our lips and tongues burned for hours. It was not pretty. Being frugal, I divided the leftover chili into 5 baggies, froze them, and used them as a base to make chili in the future. With varying levels of success. Whew, what a mess!
As time went on I continued to experiment with my chili recipes, swapping out this ingredient for that until I GOT IT! A hearty, delicious chili!! Hallelujah!! And this is it, the only chili recipe you’ll ever need. The flavors blend together beautifully. Plus, it’s easy – bonus! If you like spice, feel free to kick up the cayenne a bit. We often do.
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