My mom would make chili on a regular basis. It was a simple recipe using only a few ingredients and it was good! Meat, kidney beans, tomatoes, chili powder, and onion. She served it sopped up with crackers. It was a perfect filling meal for a cool Fall day.
However, I recently was making chili and for some reason didn’t follow Stephanie’s excellent recipe and didn’t have my mother’s. Mine turned out a little……bland and uninspiring.
What went wrong?
I think my quest for a “kid friendly” chili went a little too far (though to be fair, Elena loved the chili and it did seem just right for her). So, I don’t have a good chili recipe to share with you….yet. I do hope to share my mom’s sometime.
But it made me want to get your feedback. There are a lot of different ideas of what chili should be like. How do you like yours? With beans? Without? How about tomatoes? How do you season yours?
I would love to hear you how you like your chili. If you want share recipes, links, thoughts, and ideas in the comment section!
Meanwhile, I thought that wikipedia, as usual had very interesting information about the origins of chili. For an interesting read, check it out!