I'm not sure how chili became so linked with football, but for millions of Americans, it wouldn't be Superbowl Sunday without a big pot of chili on the stove. There's much less agreement about what goes into that pot of chili though, with as many variations of chili as there are cooks making it. Even if your usual chili is a recipe you're pretty fond of, I thought you might like to experiment with a new type of chili before this year's Superbowl on February 1. Who knows, one of these new variations of chili just might become your new favorite.
This is the season for holiday fun, and everyone is twice as busy as other times of the year. People with kids to feed are probably extra busy, and yet you need something besides candy canes to feed the little tykes. Chili in the crockpot is a perfect family meal; not only is it easy to make and inexpensive, but it can cook all day while you're out having fun with the kids.