With Super Bowl Sunday just around the corner, I can't stop thinking about chili. For me, chili always screamed football food. When we used to have friends and family over to watch the big game, I would make batches of it and have it simmering for our guests. It's easy to customize each bowl with lots of toppings for every fan.
Even now, with just me in the house, I crave a steaming bowl of chili for the big game. Today's recipe for a Super Bowl of Chili is a hale and hearty meal with lots of veggies and the lean meatiness of ground turkey. Chili-style canned tomatoes bring just the right amount of acidity to the stew, and I pump up the flavor with additional spices.
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No matter which team you are pulling for this Sunday or how many people are in front of your TV, a Super Bowl of Chili is sure to be a winner.
• Alicia Ross is the co-author of the "Desperation Dinners!" cookbook series. This is her last column for The Daily Herald. Keep up with her via the Kitchen Scoop website, kitchenscoop.com.