Is it even possible to have a favorite chili? It’s a bit like a vacation dilemma: do I return to the idyllic island where I had the best week of my life or do I open that email about the new winter cruise or — or– or– so many possibilities… And so it is with chili, the old favorites vs. new and appealing recipes or ideas. I have several of the former and even more of the latter, so this week is hereby declared Frills Chili Week!
Entry # 1: Bean and steak chili. This is rich and beefy, with a nice tomato and onion flavor, decently spicy but still kid friendly. It gets better the next day and it freezes very well, so it’s a great meal to take to a family with a new baby or otherwise in need of a pick-me-up.
The beans called for can be any type of bean you like or have on hand. Black is particularly yummy and flavorful.