Dirty Dozen

Hearty Chili

I will start by saying that I am not a fan of tomatoes.  I can not eat them raw, I just can’t do it!  But if you cook them, blend them and add enough spices (as in pasta sauce, ketchup and pizza sauce), I like them.   I always thought of chili having big chunks of tomatoes and there is no way I could bring myself to eat it.  It wasn’t until Tyler suggested blending the tomatoes to more of a paste consistency since he doesn’t love them either, that I actually tried and fell in love with chili. This recipe has a mild taste because that’s what Tyler and the boys prefer, though if I was making it for myself, I would probably add more chilies to give it a bit more of a kick.  -Cassandra