Cook Like A Badass

The best part about these mouthwatering chili recipes is that your slow cooker will do most of the work for you. With only half a jalapeno pepper and one jar of salsa verde, we’re hoping our winter is as mild as this chili. Speckled with smoky paprika and cocoa powder, this robust beef chili has loads of body, color, and flavor. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 minutes.

Baked beans make a great side dish at a barbecue, but cooking something a long time in a hot oven during summer isn’t fun. Again, chili enthusiasts have a strong opinion that beans are a big no-no when it comes to making a good chili. So happy to see you made chili paste from scratch as it will taste a lot better than generic chili powder.

After adding the first round of spices, add a little more of each, with the chili powder being the primary ingredient, and add just small amounts of the others. This traditional sauce is for any recipe needing a red sauce, is darker and thinner than the one above.

I followed the recipe exactly with the only addition of a can of red kidney beans. They start out as fresh green poblano chiles and after being ripened to red and then dried, they become shriveled, smoky and dark brown in color. This hearty bowl has some kick from two different types of chili powder, plus crushed red pepper.

The chili is perfect for game day parties, tailgating, potluck dinners – you name it! I love chili and wish it would get cold in Texas so I could make a big pot soon! You want to take your dried chili peppers and remove the stems as you don’t want them in your chili.