National Chili Day was February 25th this year and a radio station here in Atlanta that I listen to occasionally decided to have a cook-off between the morning show hosts to celebrate the day. Kevin and Taylor in the Morning from 104.7 the Fish had several judges in the studio on the 25th to judge each of their chilis. Taylor won! Here’s the link giving their recipes.
Both of the recipes look phenomenal but I admit I haven’t tried them yet. I think I may hae to try the Jamaican chili first since the addition of the jerk spices is a new and different twist that I haven’t tried before. Although the jerk spices add some heat to the chili, I noted that Kevin also uses a habanero powder for more heat. I’m willing to bet that this chili is not for the mild chili lover. It will have some kick.
I hope you enjoy experimenting with these 2 recipes – I’ll report back after I have a chance to play with the recipe some! Meanwhile, enjoy your chili! Only a few days left before spring so chili season is winding down for most folks – except me!
Ok, so maybe you don’t think the title is as funny as I do, but then again it’s probably just my cold medicine affecting my head. Anyway, it’s finally getting chilly here in Atlanta and I’m super excited about experimenting with a new easy chili recipe soon. My family is asking for their same old favorite, but I’m really up for something new this year. Since I’ve been attending several chili cookoffs over the past few months, I’m taking a new look at some of my old favorites. One of my works in progress is a chili powder mix instead of using fresh chilis. I discovered that it’s much easier to mix your own chili powder than it is to cook peppers for every pot of chili. Most competitors use a blend of spices and chili powders to cut down on prep and cooking time for competitions. I can’t wait to see what this chili season has to offer! Are you experimenting with any new chili ideas lately?
There are so many types of peppers to use in chili recipes that some people find it overwhelming when trying to choose. Check out our article on some common types of chili peppers to give you some basic knowledge before you head out shopping for those chiles to use in your next pot of chili!
We would love to hear what types of chiles are your favorites as well as which types you like to use in your chili recipe. Do you use fresh chiles or a powdered form? As always pictures are welcome!
It’s football time!! Well, in less than 2 weeks it will be. Pre-season has started and college football will soon be in full swing. It’s time to start perfecting those chili recipes for your halftime eats. Why not start with my favorite, Halftime Chili? You can make this with or without meat for you vegetarians out there. I’ve recently posted a chili con carne recipe that would be incredible to serve at a larger football gathering like your next tailgate party. Use a camping stove to keep it warm, pair it with your favorite beer and you’ve got a super tailgate event!