Come Sunday, It's All About Game-Day Chili Bowls — Comfort Food Feast
When you crowd around the television during Sunday's big game, score a touchdown with hearty chili bowls that are bound to win over hungry party guests. Dig into each simmering blend by the bowl, or use them to elevate your next plate of nachos or to bulk up a burrito. The best part? After the big game, leftover chili is even better than the first batch, and it's ultra-freezable, so you can relive the big game down the road.
Set out a serve-yourself chili bar at your viewing party, starring Pat's Famous Beef and Pork Chili (pictured above). Starting with a foundation of smoky bacon and aromatic spices, this two-meat, two-bean chili deserves a spritz of lime, sliced scallions, a dollop of sour cream and a heap of cheddar.
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When Geoffrey Zakarian simmers a bowl of his Game-Day Chili, he adds a frothy bottle of rich dark beer to add another layer of complexity. Simmer it with fragrant spices and fire-roasted tomatoes until the chili is thick, dark red and ultra-flavorful.
Load up Ina Garten's 5-star Chicken Chili with peppers, tomatoes and basil for a lot of flavor with just a touch of heat. Instead of going for ground meat, roast chicken breasts in the oven before pulling the meat from the bone and simmering it in the chili.
Sunny Anderson's Game-Day Chili greets the big game with a secret power ingredient: spicy chorizo. Sunny uses a potato masher to break up the flavorful Mexican sausage as it browns, and opts for a ground turkey base in her well-spiced game-day main dish.
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