Sundays are made for big eats. In my house, during the fall Sundays are the day that chores are done, the garden gets sorted, and I usually have a pot of something on the stove, or in the slow cooker. It is also the day that hubby watches european football (soccer) and American football.
American football has a great tradition called tailgating (or tailgate party). It is like a massive picnic/barbecue that takes place outside of the football game. It is usually hosted out of the back of your car, with bbq grills and picnic food. As the season moves on and it gets colder out, you can usually find pots of chili in abundance.
Now given the manliness of most of the ingredients in the dish, you would be right in thinking that my husband gets involved in the preparation of the chili. It is a family event, even the cats get involved. Ok they just sit there and beg for treats, but it feels like they are involved.
The chili simmers for a couple of hours while you have the time to get on with housework, blog posts, reading a good book, or just relaxing and watching football. The smells are amazing and you will be ready to eat this chili when it’s ready. The chipotles in adobo sauce are readily available in the UK. I get them at Borough Market or I order online.
This chili is a bit spicy, so adjust the chillis to your personal taste and you can temper the chili with tomatoes. I usually serve the chili over rice or jacket potatoes with a bit of grated cheddar and a spoonful or crème fraîche or sour cream.