This belly warming dish of meaty, spicy joy should be a regular on your dinner table. And any extras are even better the next day as leftovers.
By Nicky Corbishley
It’s a classic.
Only this one is better.
This belly warming dish of meaty, spicy joy is a regular on our dinner table. You can pretty much guarantee there are at least a couple of portions in our freezer at any one time and that we’re never more than 7 days away from our next bowl.
Today’s recipe comes from my husband Chris! Who – although he is a really great cook (thanks Chris’s mum!) – usually sticks to BBQ feasts and cauldron size vats of Chili. This chili is his baby, and it’s taken me 6 months to get him to write it down for me.
In the 11 years we’ve been together, I think I’ve made chili 3 times. It’s been made clear to me that this is not my domain, and i’m only allowed into the kitchen to swoon over the pre-dinner taste testing or to clean up.
Fair enough. I know my place. Note: that’s the only time you’ll hear me saying that!!! erm unless the tyre needs changing or a particularly welded jar lid needs unscrewing. That’s it though. We’re definitely equal in all other things :-D
Don’t be alarmed by the long list of ingredients. Most of it gets thrown in together, and you probably have most of the ingredients in your cupboard already.
Serve it with rice or pasta, on tortilla chips or jacket potatoes. I even sometimes use a portion from the freezer to make a quick, spicy lasagne. Pile on the melted cheese, coriander, soured cream, spring onions, chilies, avocado. It’s all just a big bowl of happy!Print
I'm Nicky - Food blogger, chocolate devourer, wife and mum. I live in Cheshire in the UK and spend my days creating and writing recipes.