Game Changing Chili Recipe

BY: WILLIAM ODIS MARTIN

Some people downplay the craftsmanship that goes into the perfect chili. Some less seasoned chili-aficionados would say, “Chili is chili,” or, “If you tried one, you have tried them all.” I would have to quickly interject and shoot down that lazy blanket statement with, “Well, you haven't tried my chili.”

There is a reason why chili cookoffs are featured all around the country year ‘round. There's a million and one ways to make a decent chili. It doesn't hurt that it's delicious and can be a great topping on freedom fries, hot dogs and hamburgers.

Nothing unites Americans more than the holidays and the Super Bowl. You can’t have a decent Super Bowl party or family gathering without some good grub to treat your good company to, so here is my not-so-secret-anymore recipe for game-changing game-day chili. Hopefully this recipe helps reunite our divided country and families over the warm crock pot during these trying times. Maybe a little football and warm chili will make us all feel a little better, or at least distract us from the cold world.

Ingredients

  • 3 cans of beans of thoroughly washed and rinsed bean (1 can of black beans, 1 can of pinto and 1 can of kidney)a
  • 2 cans of tomatoes (1 can of petite cut with sweet onions and roasted garlic, 1 can of petite cut unsalted tomatoes)
  • 1 can of tomato paste
  • 1 small can of diced green chiles
  • 1 can of corn
  • ½  of a red onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon of paprika
  • 2 tablespoons of crushed red peppers
  • 1 gluten-free McCormick’s Chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of black pepper
  • 3 serrano peppers
  • 1 pound of lean turkey
  • 1 pound of 85 percent lean beef