Well, it’s that time of year. The Annual Chili Classic. I thought that I should mix it up a little since my CHAOS MARINE CHILI hasn’t won any trophies yet, so I went out searching for a thematic departure, and boy did I find one. In one of the cooking websites run by a paper magazine, I saw “Pumpkin Bison Chili”.. I liked the sound of that, generally liking bison– and I liked the Native American theme to it. Sadly, one trip to Whole Foods taught me that bison meat ain’t cheap, so I had to wildly improvise. Since the only elements salvaged from the original recipe are Pumpkin, I retained the American Indian theme but the resultant chili was peaceful and mellow like the one I found.. this chili might Injuns to go on the warpath! See what I did there?
Anyway, if you want to replicate, here it is. I’m proud of it, even if it didn’t take the trophy.
Notes– cook long and slow, a crock pot set for ten hours works, or a big regular pot set on simmer for most of a day. Drain off the grease, after cooking chorizo and just before serving.