Being from Texas, Scott and I absolutely comprehend the importance of the 7th major food group—chili (in case you were curious, the 6th major food group, of course, is TexMex. Duh). Around here chili is no joke—we have cook offs and intense debates on if real chili has beans or not.
In fact, real Texas chili takes hours to make. There’s special pots, secret seasonings and slow roasted meats involved. My dad makes one of the best chilis around with a secret recipe that takes hours and hours to make. While I love to eat chili there are just times when Scott and I are tired, lazy and just want a chili-like meal to eat. So we came up with this little faux chili recipe we dubbed Cheater Chili. Because it feels like we are cheating when we make it.