Get it? Because it's Superbowl weekend and chili is one of the preferred foods for serving during the big game? GET IT?
Besides the clever word play, there is also some irony to this post. Because the recipe i'm about to share with you, which I declare is the best! chili! recipe! i've ever tasted, is from a Weight Watchers cookbook. And, we don't tend to concentrate on calorie intake during this most holy of football days, do we? Well, I promise that the way I suggest you serve it will negate any health benefits this chili might offer. Onwards.
Cincinnati Four-Way Chili From the Weight Watchers One-Pot Cookbook
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 lb ground lean beef (7% fat or less)
1 large onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
1/4 cup water
>1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
Heat oil in medium Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add beef and cook, breaking it up with spoon until no longer pink. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring until onion is softened, about 5 minutes.
Stir tomatoes, water, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, cocoa, chili powder, cinnamon, cumin, allspice, and cayenne into beef mixture; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally, about 1.5 hours.
Now here comes the unhealthy part (NOT part of the WW recipe). When the chili is done, serve a generous helping over a cup of cooked elbow macaroni, then top the chili with shredded cheese, Fritos (YES FRITOS), sour cream, and some chopped red onion, if that's your style. Otherwise, just skip the veggie and add more Fritos. Don't skip the Fritos. I'm serious. DON'T SKIP THE FRITOS.