How to Make Award-Winning Chili

Brace Yourselves: Chili Season is Coming

Autumn is all about change. Changing leaves, changing weather, and changing up your chili recipe.

Stirring the Pot (In a Good Way!)

Chili has a handful of basic ingredients – chili peppers, meat (or meat substitute), tomatoes, and kidney beans if you aren’t going for a Texas chili. However, if you really want to up the flavor ante, try experimenting with these unique chili ingredients: 

  1. Booze

Alcohol can elevate your chili to mouthwatering levels. A dash of red wine, for example, increases the richness of a beefy chili while a shot of bourbon lifts the chili’s flavors for a delectable finish. 

  1. Liquid Smoke

Take the earthy flavor of a summer BBQ to your next chili cookoff by adding a few teaspoons of chipotles in adobo, smoked paprika, or liquid smoke to the mix.

  1. Worcestershire Sauce

Worcestershire Sauce – hard to pronounce, easy to add as an umami amplifier. Give your chili an unforgettable savory tang with this anchovies-based ingredient.

  1. Peanut Butter

Oh yeah, we’re going there. Peanut butter in chili adds a creamy, nutty richness to any chili that will not go unnoticed by dinner guests.

Not Like Other Chilis

Found an ingredient you liked? Combine it with our savory, deeply flavorful RawSpiceBar Chili Starter Blend for unforgettably delicious chili recipes all autumn long.

Ready to explore deeply flavorful food? Give this month’s RawSpiceBar recipes a try. Share your creations with us on Instagram, and follow along for tasty tips and tricks.


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