So, you think you can handle my chili?!? It has a spicy kick to it, I must warn you! But if you think you can handle it, be my guest and give it a try!
My love for chili really started when my (now) ex-husband (who is a culinary school graduate) used to make it for us. Oh man was it good! And he made is spicy! This is when I discovered I love my chili hot! Well, once we got divorced, I found myself craving that yummy chili...but it was all up to me to make it now! I have made chili several times, several ways. I sort of surprised myself that I was able to make it taste so good, even on the first try! Then, I was able to tweak and perfect it each time after that. Now, I think I make the perfect chili! Granted, this is made precisely to my own liking, so my idea of perfection might not be the same as your own. The nice thing about chili is that it is easy to tweak it to your own taste. Add less spices and peppers if you prefer it less spicy. Add more meat or more beans if you like it that way.
Now that it is the chilly time of year, it's time for chili! (haha, no pun intended) So let's get started with this recipe I have been bragging about so much! ;) By the way, when I make chili, I MAKE CHILI. Like a lot of it. My family will eat it for a few days and I freeze a bunch of it. So, this recipe makes one huge pot full, probably like 20-30 servings, I kid you not lol. So, if you want to make less, just cut this recipe in half.