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Super Bowl Party Food: Chili Recipe Heaven

Updated on July 10, 2011

Forget the Rules: Eat The Chili

Why would you want to entrust the main attraction of your Super Bowl party menu to Mike's Corner? Afterall, I could be a disgruntled, ex-NFLer who got injured early in my career, was thrown to the curb, and has an axe to grind with the entire league so I am running around peddling my booby-trapped chili recipe to try to ruin as many Super Bowl parties as possible.

Well, maybe if I were a few inches taller and at least 50 pounds heavier.

The truth is, you should put your trust in me and serve my chili recipe to your party guests on Super Bowl Sunday for this reason: I am so honest that I am going to get this out of the way and confess up front that I am a terrible cook.

That is the rule.

But to every rule there is, as we know from studying English grammar in grade school, an exception ("Okay, class, today we will learn a new spelling rule. Take out your notebooks. Now get your pencils ready, you're going to want to write this one down: i before e . Isn't that great, so simple and easy? Now, there is one small caveat: except after c . Easy. Oh yeah, or when sounded like A, as in neighbor and weigh . Piece of cake. Umm, that's right, you'll also want to watch out for some other words, which don't fit the rule, or the exception to the rule, like species , science , ancient , weird , weight and protein . And a bunch of others. Sometimes it works. Maybe we should take out our math books instead.").

And the exception to the rule of I am a terrible cook is I make a mean chili . Except after c .

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Super Bowl Chile Recipe Ingredients

Stuff That's Not Spices
Spices
1lb ground sausage (hot)
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 lbs ground beef
2 teaspoons Mexican chili powder
14oz beef broth
3 tablespoons chili powder
14oz diced tomatoes
2 teaspoons cumin
8oz tomato paste
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
15oz tomato sauce
1 tablespoon paprika
14oz pinto beans (drained)
2 teaspoons oregano
14oz red kidney beans (drained)
 
1 Garlic Clove
 
16oz Guinness
 
3 teaspoons sugar
 
5 habanera peppers
 
2 large white onions
 
6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
 

Red Hot Chili Peppers

4 Easy Steps to Chili Heaven

1. Brown the ground beef and pork and drain most of the fat. Add to a large pot with diced onions, finely chopped garlic clove, 3 chopped habaneras, tomato sauce and beef broth. Bring to a boil, stir, and add chili powder, onion powder, and two whole habaneras. Reduce to a simmer and cook covered for 1 hour. Go watch two episodes of your favorite sitcom.

2. Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, pinto beans, kidney beans (I don't like too many beans in my chili, so I only put in about 12 ounces from each 14-ounce can of beans), and about a third of the Guinness. Return to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer covered for 45 minutes. Go for a 4.5 mile run at a 10-minute/mile pace.

3. Stir in the remaining ingredients (cocoa, sugar, Mexican chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, paprika, oregano, Guinness. Return to a boil, then simmer covered for 30 minutes to an hour.Go take a cat nap on the couch, you've been working hard.

4. Eat chili, go to heaven.

This recipe makes some pretty hot chili. If you like your chili a bit milder, you can modify the recipe by eliminating the habaneras and cutting back on the spices. I usually make a big batch of the hot stuff and a smaller batch of the milder chili. You can top with chopped raw onion and grated cheddar cheese. Enjoy.


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    • Mike's Corner profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike's Corner 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      Haha -- that's the truth, B. Matter :)

    • B. Matter profile image

      B. Matter 

      7 years ago from The Midwest

      Mike, this looks like da bomb -- literally and figuratively :). Thanks for sharing!

    • Mike's Corner profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike's Corner 

      7 years ago from Maryland

      You'll love it, I guarantee, Susan . . . the cocoa really works some magic . . . as do, of course, the cans of Guinness consumed while preparing the chili :)

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      Susan Zutautas 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wow this looks very yummy! I never would have thought to put Guinness in a chili or cocoa but will definitely try your recipe as I make chili all the time. Will have to buy a few more cans of Guinness to drink while preparing the Chili though :)

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