It’s undeniable: chili is the ultimate winter comfort food. Actually, it’s great at any time of the year, but there’s something just right about tucking into a big bowl of hot chili on a cold day. (And the day after that, because chili aficionados know this dish is even better when it’s allowed to rest overnight.)
Traditionally, chili con carne is a spicy stew containing chili peppers, meat (usually beef), tomatoes and beans and seasoned with garlic, onions and cumin. But what’s great about this dish is that it can be adapted to suit all tastes and cooked in many different ways. Prefer chicken to beef? Looking for a veggie alternative? Need a quick throw-together option, or something you can leave in the slow cooker for hours? All those boxes — and then some — can be ticked with chili.
If you don’t have a fabulous chili recipe ready for winter, don’t worry. Here are 10 to get you started.