Leftover chili recipes to keep the party going on a cool fall day
Chili is one of those delightful foods — like spaghetti and takeout Chinese — that tastes more delicious on the second day than the first. Even better, leftover chili combines well with a plethora of other foods to be magically reinvented as a totally new dish.
Whether you're looking to start your day with a hearty omelet or are searching for an inventive spin on nachos to serve on football Sunday, you really can't go wrong with leftover chili.
To a medium-size bowl, add the eggs and milk. Whisk together.
Heat a large-size skillet on low to medium heat, and add the butter.
Tilt the skillet to move the melted butter around the bottom of the pan, and then add the eggs.
As the eggs are slowly cooking, use a spatula to gently move the eggs cooking on the outside edges of the pan toward the middle of the pan so that some of the uncooked egg can flow to the outside edges to cook. After this has been done a couple of times, turn the heat to low, and cover the pan.
Let the eggs cook with the lid on for about 3 or 4 minutes, then top the eggs evenly with 1/2 the cheese.
Using a spatula, carefully flip 1 side of the eggs in toward the other to form an omelet.
Cover the pan with a lid, and continue to cook until the eggs are thoroughly cooked.
Serve while hot. Top with the heated chili and remaining cheese. The cheese should melt from the warmth of the chili, or the serving plates can be put in the microwave for just enough time to melt the cheese.
Garnish with tomatoes and green onion.
Chili spaghetti recipe
For those times when you can't decide what to make — chili or pasta — why not make them both into one delicious dish? It couldn't be easier to make.