Saturday, February 1, 2014

Game Day Chili

I am extra extra excited for today's Sunday Supper!

Oh, I am always excited for Sunday Supper.

But today we are celebrating the BIG game! 

Super Bowl 48, and my Seahawks are in it woohoooooo!! Hawks in the house woot woot!!!

Can you tell I am a bit of a fan? 

Just a tad right?

OK, I will try to control myself.

I love it when the Super Bowl rolls around though, any Super Bowl.

The food, the friends, the fun?

How can you not enjoy it?

I usually have a huge houseful of people, and an even bigger spread of food.

People always bring dishes, but I usually come up with new exciting things to nibble on like my Crispy Salmon Sliders with Lemon Dill SlawAvocado Hot Sauce, and Naanchos.

But this year has been more about traditional game day foods. So when I saw that this weeks Sunday Supper was all about Game Day, I knew I had to share my Game Day Chili.

The big game just isn't the same without it.

Is there anything better on game day than a big bowl of chili with all of the fixin's and an ice cold beer? I think not!!

This chili is perfect for tailgating or home parties. Either way we think it is the perfect football food!! 

Game Day Chili  

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 pounds ground beef
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 poblano pepper, seeded and chopped
1 bunches green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
3/4 cup beer (I used a nice hoppy IPA)
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (15-ounce) can of black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15-ounce) can of pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15-ounce) can of kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups beef stock (plus more if chili is too thick)
2 tablespoons hot sauce, (I used Franks Red Hot)

Suggested toppings: 
Fat free Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
Sliced jalapenos
Fresh cilantro leaves
Diced tomatoes
shredded cheese

In a large pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the ground beef. Cook and stir occasionally until well browned all over, about 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Reduce the heat to medium. Add the garlic, onions, poblano pepper, and half of the green onions. Cook 5 minutes. Make a space in the middle of the pan and add the tomato paste. Cook for 1 minute and then stir into the meat. Add the chili powder, cumin, coriander, and cayenne pepper. Cook 2 minutes.

Add the beer and stir well, cooking for a couple of minutes. The add the tomatoes, beans, hot sauce, and season with salt and pepper. Reduce the heat so the chili is gently simmering and cook, covered, until the chili is thick, about 1 1/2 hours. Stirring occasionally. If chili becomes too thick as it cooks, add more stock.

Adjust seasonings if necessary and ladle into bowls and top with the remaining scallions and suggested toppings if desired.

Serves 6 to 8


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  1. Cheery colors and comfort food in one bowl gets my vote, Bobbi. Bet your chili quarterbacking in the kitchen will pay off in spades with your family =)

    BTW...Who do you think is going to win? Tee hee. Only kidding...I love your enthusiastic support of the Seahawks.

  2. Alright, since my Cowboys didn't *quite* make it, to say the least, I'll root for your Seahawks! Since we both made chili for the big game! :) I'm with you, chili needs to be on the Super Bowl party spread. Yours looks so hearty and delicious!

  3. What a beautiful big pot of comfort food, Bobbi! I'd love a bowl of your chili!

  4. Yum! Love your chili! Looks so delish! Gosh with all of these chili's recipe, I need to so make some tonight!!

    1. I know there are so many on my list now!

  5. Ooo, look at all the great things you have going on with this chili! Perfect.

  6. Love when I chili has tons of toppings, yours looks divine!!

  7. You can never go wrong with chili!

  8. I tried really hard to get that fabulous bowl of chili with the glorious toppings through my screen. It didn't work. Darn it. Guess I'll be saving this recipe to make soon.

  9. Your chili looks perfect!!! And it's so fun when your team makes the Super Bowl!!!

  10. As far as I'm concerned there's nothing better for Super Bowl than chili. I have some simmering as I type. I also have my Bronco T-shirt on and butterflies in my stomach. Go Broncos. Hugs from Denver. :)

  11. Perfection in a bowl! I love when food is so colourful, it just brings a big smile to my face and it makes me want to eat it all!!! :-)

    1. I agree. When it is pretty it just makes it better!

  12. Never had super bowl chili, I guess I'm making your recipe :)

  13. That chili looks and sounds delicious, great recipe :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  14. LOVE chili! Your recipe sounds wonderful, and wow the Hawks just killed it tonight. I was feeling really sorry for those Broncos half-way through the third quarter.

    1. I did kind of feel sorry for them but it was a great game!! Love my Hawks!!

  15. this chili looks fabulous!!! and woot woot, our Hawks won!!!! Like Susan above, I felt so sorry for the Broncos. . esp Peyton Manning. I guess you never know what's going to happen in the game. . but I am thrilled for the Seahawks! and the city of Seattle!!! :)

  16. Ugh, I feel sorry for the Broncos too... what a game! On the plus side, at least there was good food!!

  17. I think Chili should be on everyone's game day menu!!! Loving your recipe!

  18. Whoot! Awesome chilli AND the Hawks won! I'm still doing a dance.

  19. What would a game be without chili and nachos.
    Your chili looks awesome, thanks for sharing your recipe, look forward to trying.

  20. I love how bright and colorful your bowl of chili is! Sounds like a perfect meal anytime!

    1. Thanks so much Sarah, I love bright colors in my food!!

  21. This is the prettiest bowl of Chili I've ever seen! Wow. Perfect game day eat!

  22. I love the picture with the football beads. So fun and festive! And this recipe looks so, so delicious!

  23. Wow, what a delicious, healthy bowl of chili! Beautiful photos as well!

  24. I bet you're super excited the Seahawks won! I'm super excited about this chili with all those awesome toppings!

    1. I am glad it excites you :) I sure hope you give it a try!!

  25. Your chili looks delicious! Love all the toppings.