I traditionally save my chili for Super Bowl, but L was craving it a little earlier this year. I decided to cook up a small pot for Manning Bowl II (which went disastrously but I won’t harp on it here). These are the main ingredients that go into the chili:
I start out by dicing the bacon and frying it up. On the side, the big pot has the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, beans and some chopped onions simmering.
Once the bacon is done, I add it to the pot. Then I brown the ground beef in the bacon fat.
After the ground beef is done, I’ll drain out most of the oil and use the same pan to cook the spicy italian sausage.
Once the italian sausage is added in, I throw in a few squares of unsweetened chocolate and season the chili with bbq sauce and chili powder to taste. I then let it simmer for another 3-4 hours to let the flavors mingle.