What you'll need:
-1lb ground beef (I don't eat meat that often, but this chili is so good I've started keeping an eye out for when ground beef is on sale just for this meal. I think it would be good, but not amazing with out the beef, if you're thinking of keeping it strictly veggie.)
-About a teaspoon each of sage and thyme. I honestly had some sage on hand and then threw in some italian seasoning and called it good.
-3 cloves of garlic (at least!) minced
-1 yellow onion, chopped
-1 jalepeno pepper, chopped (seeds removed)
-1 anaheim pepper (for more spicy) or bell pepper (for less), chopped
-1 tablespoon chili powder (I use WAY more)
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste (also use WAY more)
-Red pepper flakes, to taste
-Salt and pepper, to taste
-1 cup red wine (it says burgundy, but I just grabbed a $2 bottle of the merlot at Trader Joe's cuz' some lady's comments said it tasted good, and yes, it does, so I feel like any smoky, cheap red you can find would probably turn out nice)
-1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
-1 16 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
-1 16 oz . can corn, drained
Brown meat with sage, thyme, and garlic, add onion and peppers, sauteing for 5-6 minutes until translucent. Add spices, stirring until they you know, mix in. Add cup of wine, let simmer until liquid reduces by half (this doesn't take long). Mix in tomatoes, bring to a boil. Add beans and corn. Let it sit covered on medium-low heat for...the recipe says an hour, but it really only takes a half I would say, so taste-test often. Top with sour cream, cheese, tortilla chips, whatever! Serves four (or two really hungry people for the whole day).
Enjoy while watching football on a drippy, fall day with your best eating-buddy!
First day busting out the slippers!
Oh yeah,p.s. I also got these shoes, and this awesome table cloth at Value Village this weekend for $10 total. Thanks shopping gods!