Super Bowl Chile
Some people come to watch the football game. Some come to watch the commercials (guilty). Everyone comes to eat the food, especially the chili. Want to be the host who scores big this Super Bowl? Make this Bowl ‘O Red.
1 ¼ lb. ground beef chuck
1 cup chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. ground pasilla or ancho chile pepper
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. dried oregano, crushed
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 14.5-oz. can beef broth
1 12-oz. bottle lager beer or 1 ½ cups beef broth
1 Tbsp. yellow mustard
- In a Dutch oven cook ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium-high heat until meat is brown, breaking up meat. Drain off fat. Stir in pasilla pepper, cumin, paprika, oregano, cayenne pepper, cloves, and 1 tsp. salt. Cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until fragrant.
- Stir in tomatoes, broth, beer, and mustard. Bring to boiling: reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 40 minutes.
To earn extra points to a touchdown pot of chili is a top-your-own buffet. This one gets high fives all around. Dress up a table with a simple spread that is filled with toppings with bowls of oyster crackers, shredded cheese, sour cream, green onions, pickles, olives, and fresh tomatoes or peppers-whatever you please. And if someone will really miss the beans from their chili, you can always set those out, too. A tray of hot fries goes well with a bowl of chili, too. Hit the grocery story freezer section for a combo of regular and sweet potato fries for even more variety.