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Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 PA License - AB067198

Well it is hard to know who to root for this year. Andy Reid who never got my Eagles a Superbowl for various reasons often related to not using the clock correctly; or the 49'ers who I knew about before ever coming to America. Who ever I end up rooting for I will most likely be at a friend's house and have brought my chili with me.

I cannot give you exact measurements, but the best recipes are like that, eyeball it and add a little bit more of what you like.

I always start by frying some chopped onion and garlic, adding chopped peppers and celery, when that has softened, I add my spices, coriander, cumin, chili from one of the many Indian stores we have as it is spicier than regular chili powder, paprika, salt and pepper and some Cinnamon, plus some oregano or Italian seasoning. Fry that for a few minutes then add your meat and cook till browned, add your beans, I use a mix of three types, black, kidney and pinto beans, re-season with salt and pepper,  add a large tin of crushed tomatoes and some tomato paste, along with some Worcestershire sauce, I have occasionally when the mood takes me added beer, cannot promise the whole bottle went into the pot. Let it cook.

I have read about using cacao in a chili but never tried it. Enjoy the game whoever you are rooting for. What are you going to be eating?


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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Nick.

Interesting you should mention chili, we have some leftovers in the fridge for the other day.  Care to take a guess on what I'll be having for, breakfast?

Jan 22, 2020 02:09 AM #1
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Nick - do you think the timing of the SuperBowl is ideal for starting an intermittent fasting plan?  Just a thought...   

Jan 22, 2020 03:55 AM #2
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

James Dray chili can be good anytime, it is all a state of mind what foods we eat when., like pizza.

Michael Jacobs you got me laughing this morning, thank you, that was a wonderful comment.

Jan 22, 2020 05:04 AM #3
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Nick... I have no idea what I'll be eating on SuperBowl Sunday... the day will pass by just like any other Sunday for me! :)

Jan 22, 2020 05:23 AM #4
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

I have no idea what I'll be eating! I'll have to make a plan.

As for the Superbowl, one son lives in Kansas, relatively close to KC. So I just have to root for his team!

Jan 22, 2020 05:27 AM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

When I think of cacao, I think of cookies, not chili, haha.  I think I will be rooting for the Chiefs, but it should be a really good game.

Jan 22, 2020 06:18 AM #6
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Nina Hollander I know you are not a football person.

Kat Palmiotti I usually don't think of food that far ahead, but because of the challenge from Carol Williams I did.

Brian England the Chiefs seem to have the support here on AR so far.

Jan 22, 2020 06:34 AM #7
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Nick,

I bet your chili is yummy.  I've been on a chili kick lately. I recently bought an Instant Pot and have been experimenting with recipes.  Beer is always an ingredient but, like you, the whole bottle doesn't usually end up in the pot. 

Thanks for sharing!

Jan 22, 2020 06:43 AM #8
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Carol Williams I love chili especially when the weather is cold like right now, like any good stew it hits the spot.

Jan 22, 2020 08:58 AM #9
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Nick,  Can not wait for our Super Bowl party.  I know it will be a open taco bar for the group that is coming to our house.


Jan 25, 2020 10:24 AM #10
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Will Hamm a taco bar sounds pretty good, I like that idea.

Jan 27, 2020 05:37 AM #11
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Love your recipe and think ours are quite similar, Nick! I also hate to write down quantities and go off-the-cuff when cooking. But, then folks ask 'how much' of this and that so, I guesstimate amounts! LOL

Hope you enjoy your Super Bowl party - I know we will!

Feb 01, 2020 05:48 PM #12
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Nick:

I think that's the best way to tasting and adding what you think makes a great dish, vs. following a recipe with all the minute details (no doubt some dishes deserve that).

Hope you had a fun Superbowl Sunday!


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