Game Day is Sunday. I’m not a big football fan, but I do understand a big part of the fun is pigging out and that I can get with!
There is no better way to do that than with chili and all the fixings or big fat bean soups!
Our Best Chili Recipes
We have three ways we make chili in this house, two have beans and one is no beans (for me).
Doug can make an awesome pot of chili. He is meticulous in slicing and dicing and it’s the only time I get out of the kitchen. He’s a super taster and he will vary the recipe a little bit each time. You can copy this exactly, or take it as inspiration. He serves it with plenty of sour cream, cheese, chips and chopped onion.
When Doug makes chili, he makes a separate no bean pot just for me, because that’s how I like it and I don’t eat too many beans. It’s paleo friendly, keto friendly. The avocado is a must! It’s my big fat healthy bowl of yum!
Our Black Eyed Peas Fast and Easy Chili was discovered by accident when I was asked to come up with some country sausage recipes. I asked for Doug’s help again and this is a winner. We were greatly surprised how much we loved this, especially when it takes about 30 minutes to make!
My Favorite Bean Soup Recipes
I cannot remember where I got this recipe. It must have come from Rancho Gordo, but I can’t find it on the website. I’ve made this several times, and I urge you to try it.
Christmas Lima Beans Soup and Celery with Black Olives with Lemon Garnish
I got this recipe years ago from Heidi Swanson at 101 cookbooks. She’s a vegetarian blogger of super fame and an amazing cook. Her recipes always work! I love that you make your own celery salt!
This is probably one of the more unique soups I’ve ever made. It’s actually more stew than soup.It’s big, fat, delicious. The beans can be ordered at Rancho Gordo or here
This is an old recipe (and old picture) but it’s so good, so comforting and has fennel in it.
Doug’s Homemade Guacamole is a great addition. This is so fresh, bright, zingy! Doug makes two things, chili and guacamole and he does them both exceptionally well!
Serve the Right Bread with Your Chile or Soup Recipe
Pimento cheese is a star here. Enough said.
The preparation is easy, as this is a no knead bread.
Both the focaccia and french bread are so good, you won’t believe they are gluten free.
So tell me what is your favorite chili or soup recipe?