Super Bowl Sunday, which is terribly important to a lot of people in New England, is here. But for me it’s is all about the refreshments! Whether you are hosting a Super Bowl Party or just want a perfect winter meal, this is the best chili recipe I have ever had. It came to me courtesy of my sister in law (from whom I have gotten a lot of great recipes!) and she got it from a friend named Joe. This makes enough for a crowd, and any leftovers will freeze beautifully.
2 1 ½” thick pork chops
2 lbs ground beef
1 lb ground pork
1 medium onion, diced
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 ½ Tbsp cumin
3 Tbsp salt
2 tsp ground pepper
1 14 oz can chicken broth
3 28oz cans crushed tomatoes
2 28 oz cans red kidney beans (use liquid)
1 s8 oz can black beans (drain liquid)
3 Tbsp brown sugar
½ Tbsp chili seasoned olive oil +/-
In a large 8 qt pot, pour in 3 cans of the crushed tomatoes using low heat cover and bring to a slow boil. In a separate pan, brown the pork chops and then add them to the pot with the crushed tomatoes and let simmer for 1 ½ hrs. After the pork chops have simmered and the meat is ready to fall off the bone, remove them from the pot to cool.
Sauté the onions and add to the pot, then brown the ground meats and add to the pot along with all the remaining ingredients and seasonings. Once the pork chop has cooled, pull the meat off the bone tearing into small pieces to add to the pot. Allow to slowly boil for ½ hour and adjust seasonings to taste.
Serve with shredded cheese or sour cream and garnish with a sprinkle of green onions.
Below are some tableware options that work beautifully with a hearty meal (click on each image for more information). The live edge wood bowl makes a perfect salad bowl OR an excellent serving bowl for the corn muffins (recipe below).
The perfect accompaniment for chili is corn muffins, of course, and this is a delicious and easy corn muffin recipe from the historic Wayside Inn in Massachusetts.
Wayside Inn Corn Muffins
½ cup sugar
4 cups flour
2 Tbsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 cup yellow cornmeal
¾ cup honey
1 ½ cup milk
1/3 cup oil
Preheat the oven to 400’. Grease 24 muffin cups. Stir together dry ingredients. Whisk together honey, eggs, milk, and oil. Pour moist ingredients into dry ingredients and beat at medium-high speed for 2 minutes or until smooth. Divide evenly among muffin cups. I like to use an ice cream scoop with a sweep like THIS one, sprayed with a non-stick spray like Pam, to dispense the batter evenly and neatly into the muffin tins. Bake 15-20 minutes or until tops are set and edges are brown. Remove from oven, leaving in tins for 1 minute then turn out on sides.
No matter what team wins the Super Bowl, the food will be tasty!
What is YOUR favorite winter casual meal?
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