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Chili is one of those dishes that I am constantly trying to recreate to go with the current season. It’s a strange obsession, I know, but it’s one that I’m willing to live with. I looooovvvveeee chili…of all kinds. I love white chili and red chili. I love it on nachos and fries, and most of all, on mac and cheese! With this recipe, I wanted to try recreating a classic to go with the current theme. The start of football season is days away, and with football season comes yummy snacks. This chili is perfect for game day and even more perfect for those cool fall nights!
Chili is perfect for a game day party or tailgate.
It is so versatile, and you can pretty much put anything you wish in it!
This recipe was originally supposed to be a vegetarian one. I wasn’t planning on adding the turkey, and I was planning on using veggie stock instead of the chicken, but I really thought the chili needed another element.
The addition of the turkey was the perfect ingredient.
A little bit of sweetness, but packed with whole lot of heat, this chili is not for the faint of heart. It will knock you off your feet if you aren’t careful.
The amount of chili powder you decide to use, is completely up to you. I will not be offended if you reduce or increase the amount.
I used ghost chili powder that I picked up from a local spice shop.
Put it this way … my version was SPICY!
Be sure to keep this in mind if you plan on feeding this to a large crowd! Not everyone loves that extra kick, not that I can understand why … ;)
Beer: Harpoon Brewery’s 100 Barrel Series Citra Victorious
Brewery: Harpoon Brewery
Style: Pale Ale
Alcohol Content: 5.8%
Description: This beer is a citra hop bomb, and I just love it! It is hoppy for sure, but it also has many aromas and flavors going on that make it a super special beer. It is citrusy and very hop forward, but the finish has a subtle and sweet maltiness that makes this beer a very well-balance one. I really wanted a “powerful,” yet refreshing brew for this chili. Not only did I cook with this beer, but I paired with it as well, and it really stood it’s own against the bold flavors going on in the chili. On the other hand, the spiciness from the dish really balances out the ale’s hoppiness. This pale ale is great in so many ways, so if you still can, be sure you pick up a bottle or two!
I hope everyone is having a great day! Here’s the handy dandy recipe!