Single Chili vs. Married Chili

I learned to make chili from my mom, who makes one of the best chilis I’ve ever had. I used to make it all the time when I was single and living on my own because what guy doesn’t like to eat chili as much as possible?

It’s a very basic recipe that consists of ground beef, onion, garlic, tomato paste, beef stock, and a few spices all served over white rice. It’s delicious, I love it.

I rarely make it anymore. I am married now and the straight up meat-chili just doesn’t do it for my wife, who likes to eat crazy things like vegetables. I made chili for us last night and let’s just say it’s a bit different than my old standard.

Ingredients: ground turkey, onion, garlic, carrots, celery, red beans, black beans, chicken stock, and a few spices all served over brown rice.

We actually joke about it because I refuse to call it chili. I tell her it’s closer to a salad than chili.

I’m not actually joking about it.