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12th Man Chili

A healthy yet still delicious and decadent Superbowl meal.  This chili is fantastic as is, or topped with shredded cheese, sour cream or yogurt, avocado, chopped red onion, cilantro and/or crumbled tortilla chips and serve with cornbread and beer.  True fans top with crumbled blue corn tortilla chips and bright green diced avocado.  🙂

A fantastic chili has lots of spices.  Even if you don’t like a lot of heat, you still need a lot of spice.  Lots of cumin and ancho can provide great flavor without much heat.  I have also used enchilada sauce in this recipe to help create a slightly thicker and more viscus texture.  The secret to a great meaty flavor is a little Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce to provide umami, and smoked paprika and liquid smoke to provide smokiness.

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