There are so many different types of chili, but sometimes simple is just what you need. Try this traditional recipe, made in minutes, and topped with avocado and green onion.
By Megan Hastings
Chili: A spicy stew containing meat, chili peppers or chili powder, often with beans and tomatoes.
That’s the basic definition of chili. But you and I both know we see sooo many variations of chili these days, it’s almost hard to keep up. Pumpkin Chili, White Chicken Chili, Vegetarian Quinoa Chili.. and the list goes on! Most cooks have a chili recipe that is their go-to and honestly they couldn’t be more different than the next person’s recipe. Some people like more spice, some like beans, others hate them, etc. And everyone claims that theirs is the absolute greatest chili that you will ever have. But you know, I almost feel as though a person’s chili recipe is personal.
And that’s what I love about chili. Depending on how I’m feeling that day, I can make a chili that suits my tastes and cravings. Chili recipes vary so much and are getting so creative, you could have a different chili recipe each day of the year and never feel like you’re eaten the same ole thing day after day. I don’t think you could say that about most foods!
For this recipe, I wanted to give you a basic, no-frills chili. Simple ingredients that you can find in your kitchen already; Nothing too fancy. There’s a time and a place for fancy chili, believe me. But, today just didn’t feel like one of them. This basic chili is everything that I needed. It’s warm and filling, has a kick of spice and is just full of flavor. It’s ready in under an hour, which is great for a quick weeknight meal. Add a little green onion and diced avocado on top and you are in for an easy and delicious dinner!Print
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