It doesn't matter whether you're tailgating on the fly or preparing meals days in advance, because when the temperature drops outside, a hot bowl of chili is one of the most comforting dishes you can eat. Serve this with warm bread, a crisp salad, and something cool to drink. Before you begin, familiarize yourself with some popular peppers by checking out our visual guide to peppers.
Soak It Up
If you plan to use dried beans for your chili, there are two ways to rehydrate them. The easiest is to soak the beans in room-temperature water overnight or for approximately eight hours. Be sure that the beans are completely covered by at least three to four inches of water. For the quick-soak method, boil the dried beans in a pot of water (again, three to four inches of water on top of the beans) for a few minutes and then let them soak for about two hours off the flame.
Smoke It Up
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