|I love Superbowl Parties and I love chili, not necessarily in that order!|
Whenever I'm attending a Superbowl party and people start talking about football, I feel like I should hold up a sign saying "I'm just here for the food." But my lack of enthusiasm for football (there I said it) doesn't diminish my appreciation of Superbowl parties in the least. And doesn't chili and the Superbowl just go together perfectly? In no particular order, here are seven chili recipes I'd make for the Superbowl, or any day of the year!
Asking a chili lover to pick their favorite is like asking a mother to choose their cutest child, but if anyone asked me I'd have to pick the Black Bean and Beef Chili with Lime, Cilantro, and Avocado Salsa as being my absolute favorite. It's the salsa that makes this chili over-the-top good.
The recipe for Crockpot Black Bean Chili with Lime and Cilantro was definitely a spin-off of the black bean chili just above it, but besides being made in the crockpot, this one is a bit less spicy, and has less ingredients. There's still a generous amount of lime and cilantro though, two of the things I really like in chili.
I called this Not Just for the Superbowl Chili when I posted it back in 2006. This was a huge hit with my family, and one I still make now, many Superbowl parties later!
For those who'd like a meatless chili, this Vegan Lentil Chili with Roasted Red Peppers, Olives, and Green Onion is really delicious!
When she gave me the recipe, I never imagined that Amy's Amazing White Chicken Chili would become one of the most popular recipes on my blog, but this is a hit with everyone who tries it!
Chocolate added to chili is a brilliant flavor pairing, and this version of Turkey and White Bean Chili with Chocolate was one of the first times I tried it. This chili also uses lean ground turkey instead of beef, and has white beans which go well with the turkey.
This Slow Cooker Recipe for Beef and Refried Bean Chili with Salsa and Lime is another one with the lime and chili flavor combo I like so much. This is thickened with refried beans for those who like an extra-thick chili.
Does your family make chili for Superbowl Sunday? If you've got a favorite chili recipe, please share in the comments (links are welcome.)