Hubs hurt my feelings tonight. In between mouthfuls of chili he said, "This is the best chili you've ever made." Hmf! MY chili, I thought, was the best! I made a few changes, all of them minor, but the one big change I HAD to make was to add more tomato sauce. I made 1/2 the recipe and, using the amount of tomatoes and tomato sauce called for, I had something that almost resembled the consistency of a casserole! So for this 1/2 recipe I had to add 4 more cups of tomato sauce (used my own, which I had put up from my garden). I would call this quite a discrepancy! Even accepting that individual preferences dictate how thick or thin chili should be, until I "fixed" this it was something you could have eaten with a fork! I can't offer my own review of this, since I am not a fan of chili in the first place, so I would probably not like it no matter what. But hubs said he loved it, said it was "4 star and darn near a 5." For the 1/2 recipe I used the full can of black beans rather than a half can - and I certainly wouldn't call it too "beany." I used more fresh garlic than called for and left out the garlic powder. Finally, I had orange, yellow and red peppers on hand, so used them rather than the green pepper. I thought the addition of rosemary unusual - I could really taste it and didn't like it, personally. I don't think it belongs in chili. But hubs even had a second big bowl of this and instructed me, enthusiastically, to make it again. Looks like "my" chili is history.
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Hubs hurt my feelings tonight. In between mouthfuls of chili he said, "This is the best chili...