Well, I'll say it, I'm not picky. I enjoy the fact that people make chili in many different ways. There is no right or wrong to me, but I do have my favorites. So, I will share a few recipes over the fall season and give a few new ideas. My motto: always experiment, who needs an actual recipe anyway?!
Here are some of my favorite things to put in chili, not all at once, and some ingredients don't mix with others, but they give you an idea for ingredients you might not have tried:
-beef steaks cut small instead of ground beef
-ground beef, chicken, pork, or turkey
-garlic (powder or fresh minced)
-celery (seed or minced celery)
-beans (kidney, northern,black, etc.)
Ideas for items to serve with the chili:
-pasta (like spaghetti noodles)
-tortilla chips or Frito's
-thick cut loaf bread
As you can see from the collection of chili photos on the right, chili can be many different colors and consistencies. As long as its edible, not burnt, and not overly spicy there is no wrong way to make chili!