25 Things Everyone Should Be Able to Do in the Kitchen

Make Chili

Skill Level: Easy
Prep Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Necessary Items: Oil, cubed sirloin, ground beef, onion, a bottle of beer, diced tomatoes, beef stock, coffee, tomato paste, chili sauce, cocoa powder, serrano chilis, brown sugar, cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, salt, kidney beans, white beans, carrots, dutch oven

One pot meals make for ideal cooking sessions for a variety of reasons. One, they tend to require less vigilance than other recipes, meaning you can drink and socialize while you cook. Two, they feed lots of people/leave ample leftovers. This simple chili recipe captures all the smoky, spicy flavors you expect, plus some special extras (Coffee! Beer!). Invite company over, distribute beers, and slowly tend to your vat of chili while the scene unfolds. Get the nitty-gritty at here.

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