Now this combination is the essence of food and wine. This why people over millennia have embraced the combination where each one complements and lifts the other, making the whole far greater than the two individual parts. Kinda like 50+50=150.
Every now and then I decide to get all cheffy and do great stuff. This Monday night, Veterans Day (Ooorah), was one of those days.
I used an olive oil/canola blend that I purchased at Smart N Final instead of the original lard. “Health,” you know.
Two of the salsas are fruit salsas, which on the surface seems like a contradiction. Hot and sweet, the way I used to be.
The recipe for basic chili is pretty simple: Meat, beans, celery, onions, peppers, garlic, tomato of some sort, seasonings such as cumin and chili powder, and salt and pepper. That's a good, easy-to-make chili, but it's not "Challenge" chili. It's sitting-in-front-of-the-TV-with-a-beer chili.