If you like hot & spicy, then this is the chili recipe for you. I’ll do my best to put it in recipe format, but I’m pretty sure he just kinda eyeballs it.
Warning: This chili is hot. Very very very very very very very hot!
BRIAN’S MAKE-YOUR-EARS-BLEED-AND-CAUSE-YOU-TO-LOSE-VISION-IN-YOUR-RIGHT-EYE CHILI
1.5 to 2lbs ground beef
1 lg. can tomato sauce
1 med. size can hot chili beans (not the smallest one and not the great big one)
1 pkg. hot chili seasoning
red pepper flakes
habanero peppers, chopped fine (if you dare)
Brown and drain the ground beef. While it’s cooking, add sauce, beans and chili seasoning to lg. pot
Cover the mixture with a layer of red pepper flakes
Cover that with a layer of cayenne pepper
Several shakes of the tobasco bottle
Throw in the habaneros and say a prayer that you will live to tell the tale of how you survived this chili
Add in the ground beef and mix well
Cover and let cook on lowish/med for an hour or longer. The longer it cooks, the better (and hotter) it is.
This will make a very thick & hearty chili. Not at all soupy. We don’t do soupy chili here.
This chili is so hot that it has been known to make tears stream down my face while eating it, so be careful. In fact, there are only 4 people to date who can actually eat it and live and that would be me, Brian, the Spinster & my dad.
We grew habaneros in our garden this year, so he used them a lot for chili, they’re all gone now (thank goodness), so I may actually be able to start eating a bowl without having to down 4 glasses of ice water in the process. They’re supposed to be the hottest peppers in the world and I believe it! Obviously you can tone down the hot stuff to your liking.
We have a weekly tradition on Sundays during the fall/winter football season and that is chili and football watching. Can’t have one without the other.
And when you’re done with your piping hot bowl of chili, don’t do this…
You’ll work off some of that chili and you will feel better. Trust me.
But whatever you do, don’t enlist your 4-year old to help with the raking because she’ll just do this…
And then after a little while, you’ll look around and not see her, start to freak out, then find this…
Have a great weekend and don’t forget to tune in Monday for the first installment of Move Your Butt!! 🙂