We got our first snowstorm here in Philly last weekend – everyone say hey to Jonas – which called for a snow-day Saturday chili cook-off session.
With plenty of time to slow down and savor, into the pot went every veggie and spice that makes chili shine, and onto the timer went plenty of minutes.
Snow brings time to chill. Time to chill brings patience. And patience brings flavor-making magic.
If you’ve got the minutes to spare, let this merger of ingredients mix and mingle for at least 45 minutes. The more time you give it, the more infusion of flavor in every bite you’ll receive.
In fact, it probably reaches its best not the night upon serving but in your bowl the next day.
Patience is a delicious virtue.
Serve over brown rice with some cheddar, on the sharp side, and/or fresh herbs. And if you seek to level up the whole experience, add a square of warm, buttered cornbread on a plate to its side.
We’ll thank Jonas for this one.