My "chili" eating/cooking experience is pretty limited. Mostly this from back when I would work nights - one of the fastest meals to get ready.
Now today I want to make my own!
I've been soaking red kidney beans + black turtle beans all night, got a couple of 14oz cans diced tomatoes, and a large onion.
I'm using quotes around the word "chili" because my little one isn't a spice lover so I'll be using very little chilies in this chili. And I'm starting with beans anyway so any worry about authenticity is already out the window: it's not going to be the concern for today. I just want a good bowl of bean-based (texmex?) chili.
So what else do I add? I would like to add a little bit of chili in adobo sauce, I'll have to be careful not to overdo it for my little one. Although that'll give him an excuse to pile on more sour cream, which he'll love! :)
Veggies: celery? bell peppers? carrots? what do people around here add to their chili?
Meat: do I get ground beef? Lean? Or cubed beef? Sirloin is on sale today... maybe I'll cube it, sear it and add at the last minute to keep it med-rare? Or does that not work with chili?
Some freshly chopped green onions for serving? Maybe a few avocado slices along with the sour cream?