One thing I love about making chili is having leftovers, so make a big pot! I usually make double the amount. There is so much left, I will freeze some for another meal.
On several occasions when we have leftovers, I like to use it up on top of tortilla chips with all the toppings. Other times I put it over pasta or rice.
It's such a great starter for many meals. Anyway you serve it it's an all around great meal that goes a long way for a large family on a strict budget.
The flavors of the beef sauteed with garlic really kicks up the taste and then adding the wine, just puts this over the top.
I try and grow my own every year but unfortunately this year the birds and blight got to my tomatoes. It was either way to hot out of too much rain.
Either way I am fortunate enough to live in a warm area where vegetables are very reasonable.
During the winter months it tends to get a bit chilly in Florida. So far to start off 2018 we here in Melbourne Florida got down to a chilling 37 degrees on January 4th.
It made us not only put the heat on, start a fire place and get the electric blanket on but also cooking comfort meals.
We love that fresh taste of sauce, fresh herbs and chili was the craving of the day.
Today we will be having Italian Merlot topped with mozzarella and garlic croutons! If you hate standing over a hot stove, just throw everything in a slow cooker!
If your in a hurry this is the perfect solution a slow cooker. I use mine alot in Florida since I never want to heat up the house in summer.
But in winter time I like to use the stove top. Hope you enjoy this recipe, it's one of our favorites!
Just remember that leftovers are fabulous in a tortilla, over nacho's and even making a taco salad. Add some red pepper flakes for a little heat too!