This is the stuff of legends. If you know us, you’ve heard about it. If you’ve tried it, you dream about it. The man makes a mean pot of chili. The inaugural, football season batch was prepared yesterday. I am shoveling leftovers into my mouth on tortilla chips as I type.
He used to serve it over rice. Meh. I prefer mine with tortilla chips (see above), but recently we started going Cincinnati style. Ladled over hot pasta and topped with a handful of diced onions and shredded cheddar, this is not a meal you shall soon forget. Especially if you can get him to mix up a batch of his also-famous JiT-Aritas (actually, if you have a few of those you probably WILL forget).
He’s still not ready to share his super secret recipe (I’m working on him). What I can tell you is that the ingredients are surprisingly simple, with just a few intriguing exceptions thrown in. This should give your taste buds something to think about:
– In addition to ground beef, he adds bulk breakfast sausage (yes, I mean like Jimmy Dean’s)
– Diced green peppers go in with the jalapenos
– He adds a very generous squirt of honey (you’re reading that right)
While you turn that over, I think I’ll help myself to another bowl…