For most NFL fans, the food served during a tailgating party is taken just as seriously as the final score. Whether you’re waiting for the New York Giants, New York Jets or both to kickoff, here’s a chili recipe which will score a touchdown during any football gathering.
Woodbridge By Robert Mondavi Merlot Chili: yields 8 to 10 servings
1. Heat olive oil over medium heat. Add next three ingredients and stir to coat with oil. Add lid and let the onions sweat for 3 minutes.
2. Add meat and all spices and stir frequently until all meat is browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes. This will release a lot of moisture, so continue cooking until most of the moisture evaporates. You may have to ladle some out.
3. Using your hands, crush the canned tomatoes over the pot. Add the entire can this way. Add the remaining canned goods.
4. Lastly, add the Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Merlot. Simmer with the lid on for at least 30 minutes, but up to two hours. (Like all chili, this is best reheated and served the next day, making it a perfect dish for weeknight meals or easy entertaining!)
5. Serve with your favorite chili toppings like sour cream, shredded cheese, chopped green onions, chopped jalapeno, tortilla chips or corn bread.
Note: Make chili up to three days before serving. Reheat individual portions in microwave-proof mugs, or store in the pot that you cooked it in and simply reheat the entire pot.