Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl's Top 5 Make-And-Freeze Celebrity Chilies

There's a big game on the horizon that begs for Chili!

Off The Menu with Dara Grumdahl
January 25, 2019 - 8:09 am

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Where Beanuary and that big fancy football game on February 3rd collide, we have chili.  And why make plain old chili when you can make fancy chili?! From fancy celebrities? Here they are! 

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Salem Lutheran Church Minnesota State Fair Chili
Is the Salem Lutheran Church pavilion at the Minnesota State Fair a celebrity? For the purposes of our discussion today, yes. Yes it is.  Besides, I know a lot of you are looking for a good mild chili, a grandma’s house chili, a toddler-friendly chili, a chili that says it’s a good day in the rec room. This is it!

Barefoot Contessa’s Chicken Chili 
I got a request for more chicken recipes, so here one is. Ina Garten, the good old Barefoot Contessa, has you making this with baked chicken breasts, but you can skip a step and just use a rotisserie chicken—or three. There are no beans in this, but you can add your own, throw in a can of chickpeas, maybe? 

Bobby Flay’s Vegetarian Mushroom Chili 
I did not forget about you vegetarians!  Bobby Flay makes a great vegetarian chili, with a wide variety of dried chili flavors, and a whole lot of beans.  It’s sort of a time-consuming one, but the flavors are great; If you want to put out two separate chilies at your Super Bowl spread this is a great second-chili. 

Andrew Zimmern’s Pork and Black Bean Chili
Now we have a very porky, and very spicy pork and black bean chili recipe—I love it, and it’s so substantial it can stand up to even more spice, so if you’re one of those ghost pepper lunatics, I point you towards this one, because you can amp up the spice without obliterating the flavor. 

Grant Achatz Ground Beef Chili
I’m very much in love with this chili lately—it’s old-fashioned and all-American, with ground beef and beans.  It’s got a wide enough palate of spices that it doesn’t taste so very grandma’s basement rec-room. Not that there’s anything wrong with grandma’s basement—but see the Salem Lutheran church recipe if you want that.  If you want this, you get more. 

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