As I dash off to a busy afternoon, I wanted to tell you about the chili we had Superbowl Sunday. I made Big City Chili from Frontera Fiesta, a new website from Rick Bayless.
This is great for a party, because you can make it the night before and during the party you slowly re-heat it while you mingle with your guests.
Quick chili! Except, it isn't. The amount of time it took me to cube 3 pounds of meat, well let's say I didn't find it worth the time. During consumption, you can't even tell it was cubed pork shoulder and short ribs. I honestly think a quick brown of some good quality ground beef would produce the same results.
It was tasty and not too spicy, for those of you who prefer it that way. Now, having said that, I won't make this one again. I actually found this chili to have a deeper flavor, from the chocolate and cinnamon, and more of a spicy kick, from the chorizo.
As much as it pains me to admit it, because I love Rick Bayless, I enjoyed the last one better.
But this one was good. It got great reviews from my guests. You should try it!