Well, it was the AFC Championship game, Denver v New England & a post refreshing snow snow squall day & other words, a good day to elevate the legacy chile recipe. Not that there was anything wrong with the current blend, but after watching many Food Network episodes, the pull of something else was intriguing. So a Rachel Ray’s recipe, Uptown Down Home Chili was used as the foundation for today’s exploration. The recipe was followed nearly without exception. The only significant deviation was the amount of chipotle pepper season. My intent is never to create a diablo experience.
I am pleased to report that the mildly adjusted recipe, 1/2 of the chipotle ingredient, exceeded expectations. Too bad the game results were suboptimal.