Take your tailgating food to whole new level with my Game Day Black Bean Habanero Chili!!! Healthy and spicy! Get your #Tailgreatness on.
This is my time of year, perfect for the 3 F’s; food, football and fire pits. Cool crisp fall weather calls for great food and great football (Hopefully). I have the perfect place to watch football this fall in my new outdoor man-cave. Over the summer I built an outdoor entertainment area under my deck fully equipped with big screen tv, couches and a fire pit. You know this place is going to get lots of use!! Now I just need to figure out how to add a bathroom.I love to make chili and habanero is my favorite pepper. I was looking to make a chili that would highlight the great flavors of black beans and habaneros and also incorporate the colors of my favorite team. I decided to add some ground chicken to the Game Day Black Bean Habanero Chili for a little more protein but you could omit the chicken to keep it vegetarian.
So I was at Walmart the other day to pick up supplies for tailgating and to make my Black Bean Habanero Chili. Since my chili and my team might cause a case of heartburn, I also purchased a box of all new Nexium® 24HR 42 count tablets to get me prepared for my chili.To be prepared for game day make your Game Day Black Bean Habanero Chili at least a day ahead of time, so the flavors can come together. I also like to be prepared for spicy tailgate food by taking Nexium® 24HR, the day before, to enjoy every moment of the game free from the inconvenience of frequent heartburn. So far this year my team is trying to give me heartburn but I am ready. Nexium® 24HR also keeps working even after your Game Day indulgences and the game has concluded.
Prepare all ingredients before starting. (Tip: Use gloves when chopping habanero’s. TRUST ME!!)
Heat the oil in a large heavy pot over medium heat.
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 onion diced
- 1 cup celery diced
- 1 cup orange bell pepper diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2/3 cup diced habanero's divided *Tip: Use gloves when chopping habanero's*, about 4
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 3 ounce cans black beans undrained, 15
- 2 ounce can chili ready diced tomatoes 14.5
- 1 1/2 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp ground cumin
- 1 tbsp dried oregano
- 1 tbsp dried basil leaves
- Heat the oil in a large heavy pot over medium heat.
- Cook onion, celery, bell pepper and garlic 5-7 minutes until onions are translucent.
- Add chicken and cook, stirring, until meat is brown, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in beans, tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, oregano, basil.
- Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 90 minutes, stirring occasionally, until flavors are well blended.
- Top with remaining habaneros.
To make in crock pot follow first three steps as written. Place chicken and veggies in crock pot. Stir in beans, tomatoes and herbs. Cook on low for 5 hours.
I will be bringing my Game Day Black Bean Habanero Chili recipe to Freedom Fridays, Friday Favorites, Fiesta Friday, Weekend Potluck, What’s Cooking Wednesdays. Checkout my Link Parties Page for other great places to find new recipes.
So get yourself ready for game day and Tailgreatness by using Nexium® 24HR* for all game day and all game night protection from frequent heartburn. It only takes one pill a day to keep yourself prepared for all the fall game day fun!
“*Use as directed. *May take 1-4 days for full effect.”
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