In winter, we tend to reach for food that is hot and soothing, like soups, stews, and chili. They’re the antithesis of the weather outdoors; they warm our chilled bodies and comfort our stinging souls. No wonder chili is so popular a dish to serve on Superbowl Sunday, which falls smack in the middle of the coldest time of the year in America.
I’ve eaten so many delicious chilis in recent years, I can’t possibly pick a favorite. I can’t even narrow it down to meat or vegetarian. And if I were to pick meat would it be chicken or beef, and if it were beef, would it be ground or cubes? My mood runs the show if I’m doing the cooking. If someone else cooks, I’ll gladly eat what they prepare.