Bacon adds richness and smoked paprika imparts a deep, complex flavor to this easy Beef and Bean Chili. Serve it on its own or with rice, baked potatoes, or mac and cheese! This recipe produces a generous pot of chili, which makes it great for parties and leftovers.
The warm summer weather turned cold this week, which prompted my kids to ask for chili. While the lack of sunshine bummed me out, a big pot of chili provided a silver lining.
Chili is delicious served on its own with a thick slice of corn bread, but why stop there? Ladled over rice, nestled atop baked potatoes, loaded on macaroni and cheese, spooned over nachos, or slathered on a bun with a hot dog, chili adds a unique twist to so many simple foods and dishes.
This awesome versatility takes the thinking out of feeding my family for a few days. Since I can serve it in so many different ways, no one gets tired of it….