It is this chili, found through this blog. Combined with Marie Calendar's cornbread - made from a mix where you just add water - it was perhaps the most perfect meal ever. I suppose I should have added a vegetable on the side but I am 43. Why start now?
I have never made chili before. It turns out it is pretty easy, except for the part where it took three hours and I sat down to dinner at 10:00pm. (Note to self: make chili in the crock pot or on the weekend or do half the prep the night before. Whatever you do, do NOT start it at 7:00pm at night and expect to actually eat that night.) I was so starving by the time I ate, I was not sure if the chili really was good or if I just thought so because I was so hungry.
Because the recipe makes a ginormous pot full and I am only one person, I took two thirds of it in to work today. (Note to self #2: never tell The Big Kahuna when you have left something out of a recipe for he shall tell you it would have been better with the missing ingredient.) I left out the jalapeno peppers because a) I am wimpy, b) several people at work are also wimpy, and c) I just don't like them. Even without them, it has a bit of a kick. The chili powder? The ground cumin? The quarter cup of minced garlic? I don't know but it sure was yummy. Turns out it WASN'T just because I was so hungry.
Verbatim's chili. Try it! (My only other substitution was half ground beef and half ground turkey instead of all ground turkey, but I only did that because I had some ground beef I needed to use up.) And I highly recommend the Marie Calendar cornbread mix if you are short on time or just don't feel like making cornbread from scratch. 'Tis quite yummy.
Hm...I wonder if eating chili at ten o'clock at night had anything to do with my upset stomach in the middle of the night and waking in the morning to dreams of being trapped in a house surrounded by flesh-eating zombies.
Tags: cornbread and chili