The Top 5 chilis in Kansas City

I’m starting to think bears know more than we do. When the weather gets cold, I just want a hot bowl of chili, followed by an extended nap.

If you’re making your own, the base is pretty straightforward. Chop onion and garlic and saute them in a saucepan, then add a can of crushed tomatoes and several kinds of beans (kidney, red, pinto, will all work). Sprinkle in salt, pepper, paprika, cinnamon (a teaspoon), nutmeg (a teaspoon), chili powder and some garlic powder. Let that simmer. It if starts to brown, add a bit of water or beer — Boulevard Pilsner works well.

In a separate pan, brown a pound of ground meat (turkey, beef, bison). Dust it with a poultry or meat rub. Once it’s browned, add it to the pot with the tomatoes, beans and spices. At the same time, add half a bottle or can of beer. Then, let the entire pot simmer for several hours, stirring a few times an hour. 
But if you’re looking for instant gratification, the Top 5 chilis in Fat City are after the jump.

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