Chili is easy to make for a crowd! Our tips are to create a chili bar, and create a few versions of your favorite recipes depending on your guest count.
As for chili ingredients, you can use many types of vegetables and meats. There are many varieties of chilis, and each include different ingredients. A few of our favorite staple ingredients in classic chili are: diced tomatoes, onion, garlic, and ground beef. Of course, there are chilis that are delicious with cooked chicken breast, lean ground turkey, or enjoyed as vegetarian, which include a lot of types of beans: kidney, black, garbanzo, cannellini, etc. A few classic chili seasonings include: chili powder (or ancho chile powder), ground cumin, and salt and pepper to taste. While the spices add a great deal of flavor to the chili, the hearty tomato base often comes from a can of tomato sauce.
Here’s how to make one of our favorite chili recipes, Chili con Carne:
1. In 3-quart saucepan, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium-high heat about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain.
3. Stir in beans. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until desired thickness.