Living in Florida people often think my wife and I are a bit crazy to go to upstate NY in the middle of the winter to visit family. C’mon…it’s the holidays and what’s a little, or shall I say a lot, of chilly weather when it come to memory-making times like this?
While there, it seems like all we do is cook and eat and eat some more. It must be something in the air. And unlike in Florida, we obviously found ourselves making recipes that would help warm us up. Making homemade hot chocolate on Christmas morning and after ice skating really hit the spot. But food that seems to bring back the most memories of growing up in this winter wonderland has to be chili.
So one afternoon, my nieces and I made a double batch. Let me tell you – that the house smelled amazing. Sort of brought back memories of the ski lodge that served this when I was in high school. That night at dinner, the chili was a huge hit. Not only did it warm us through and through, it made the whole trip worth it…it was comfort at its best. The chopped jalapenos that I topped mine with really not only warmed me up…it made we break into a Florida sweat. Boy, it was good.
I got our Test Kitchen team together and we put together this list of our top 10 chili recipes. We figure there will be at least one for every taste, whether you like your chili extra-meaty or you want to go vegetarian.
Top 10 Chili Recipes
from the Mr. Food Test Kitchen
#5. Cincinnati Chili
So if you’re a chili lover, I strongly suggest you make a batch of chili today and get ready for a memory-making experience. You’ll be glad you did.
Do you have a favorite chili recipe you’d like to share? Let us know in the comments.