This easy One Pot Chili is perfect for fall, winter, and watching the big game with friends and family! Make it the day before, serve it up at your tailgater, or let it simmer on the stove while you watch the game at home! Make it vegan or con carne!
Easy one pot chili. Hullo fall. So we meet again.
This chili SCREAMS fall and all the warm cozy things and prompts me to bust out singin' my alma mater's fight song. Who's with me?!?! More importantly though, who actually knows all the words to their alma mater's fight song? Yeah, I thought so. Me neither.
Let's talk game day. What day is ACTUALLY game day? Is it Sunday, Monday, Thursday...???
For my side of the family game day is Saturday. If we have tickets to the game. If we have a babysitter. If my hubby who has been grafted into the family alma mater can handle the crazy screaming jumpin' up n' down shoutin' that comes out of his wife at a game. I'm an introvert. But not at college football games.
Game day is one of the few things I'll stand outside for several hours in the freezing cold for. But when the game is over, and I've rushed the field, and totally destroyed my vocal chords for the next week, this easy one pot chili Is.Where.It's.At!!!
There's nothin' like a bowl of hot, steamy chili loaded with all the good stuff. Picture this:
- black beans
- pinto beans
- fire-roasted & crushed tomatoes
- butternut squash (just try it, you'll never go back to chili without it)
- red bell pepper
- green chiles
- seasoned ground beef (but you could TOTALLY make this vegan if that's your thang).
It's the perfect easy one pot meal to celebrate a game day win or a perfect meal to nurse your ego after rushing the field even though your team lost.
It's a win-win. The meal, that is. Maybe not the part about rushing the field post-loss. A+ for team spirit though.
And college students, listen up!!
Make this chili in your little community dorm kitchen the night before the big game, reheat it right before the start of the game, then serve it up to your roomies and dorm mates. You will be the bomb dot com.
You are already awesome but this chili would serve as an outward expression of your amazingness. You might even score a date out of it cuz you are about to seriously impress.
Just sayin'. ♡
More Recipes for those Chilly Fall Days!
- The Best Creamy Butternut Squash Soup luxuriously creamy but healthy and dairy-free!
- Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Basil Soup a tasty upgrade to classic tomato soup
- Gluten-Free Chicken Flu Fighting Chicken Soup quick, simple, hearty, and comforting
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