This post was sort of a disaster in the making. I’ve been meaning to finalize this recipe and take photos for the blog for a few days, but things kept getting in the way. Finally, I decided that I’d had enough and nothing was going to get in the way of me getting the post ready. It was 8:30 by the time I got home after working late and running some errands (I had an expiring Groupon – couldn’t let it go to waste!), but I set out to make the chili anyway.
I shouldn’t cook when I’m exhausted.
I forgot to add the beans! It’s delicious without them, but it was kind of soupy and something was clearly missing. Now, looking at the photos 3 days later, it’s clear that it was the beans. If you make this recipe, your chili will be thicker. Trust me, you want it that way.
So anyway, I finish cooking my accidentally bean-less chili and take a few photos to test my lighting… and my camera battery died. So the photos are a little washed out and the chili looks like soup. Oy.
Despite the comedy of errors, it’s a delicious chili and perfect for the Superbowl. The chicken and beans are tender, the sauce is spicy and rich, and the celery and carrots tone down the heat and round out the flavor. Blue Cheese Biscuits are perfect for dipping – or for eating on their own. Don’t leave them out; they really make the meal. They’re also incredibly addicting. I told myself I would only have one, but I ended up eating 4. Oops. Oh well, after the night I had, I deserved every last bite.