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.