CRIMESPREE COOKS WITH ROB HART

The Philosophy of Chili This is not a recipe, because recipes are for nerds.  This is more a how-to manual meant for people who like to eyeball stuff, which is generally how I cook. But in a larger sense, we’re talking about chili. It is the ultimate “anything goes” dish. You can make a killer chili with any kind of meat. You can include beans or no beans. You can amp it up with rare peppers and short rib, or throw in some ground beef and powdered spices from the pantry. At the end, you will still have chili.  Point is, chili can be highfalutin, but it doesn’t have to be, and sometimes it’s better when it’s explicitly not. ...