Mom's Perfect Chili
Smoky tomato flavors lead the way in this comforting classic. This is the perfect chili recipe in my opinion--it's not so fancy that it's intimidating at all, but it's definitely a step above chili packet recipes and chili beans. Serve topped with desired garnishes, such as jalapeno, green or white white onion, cheese, sour cream, cilantro, and hot sauce.
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If you want the best flavor, make this recipe the day before serving.
For a richer flavor, roast your veggies before adding them to the pot. You can use pinto beans or red beans in place of kidney beans, or any combination of the three.
If your chili is too runny, you can stir in a can of refried beans or masa (corn flour). If your chili is too spicy, add a little sugar or stir in a can of creamed corn.
For added interest, you can add chopped butternut squash or sweet potatoes, a pinch of cinnamon, or a bit of brewed coffee, if you'd like.