So your husband invited a bunch of guys over on Sunday, huh?  Well go ahead and invite the wives over, too, and make it a party.  A Super Bowl party!  Throw this chili together in the afternoon, put out some chips and salsa for your guests to snack on before halftime, and relax because dinner is done.  Easy.  Go 49ers. Or Ravens. We ain’t here to cause no trouble, we’re just here to do the Super Bowl shuffle…


John’s Famous Chili


3 lbs ground chuck

1 large onion, chopped

6 garlic cloves, minced

4 cans diced tomatoes

2 cans red kidney beans

6 oz tomato paste

3 tablespoons chili powder

1 tablespoon cayenne (to taste)

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

salt and pepper to taste


In a dutch oven, cook onions and garlic until soft, about 5 minutes.  Add the ground chuck and cook until browned.  Add tomatoes (undrained), beans (rinsed and drained), tomato paste, chili powder, cayenne, cinnamon, and salt and pepper.   Cook uncovered for 30 minutes or longer.


Serve with Fritos, grated cheese, avocado, and fresh lime juice.