This warm comforting chili gets its sweet and spicy flavors from chipotle peppers and a can of Dr. Pepper. It is the perfect cold weather dinner.
This winter has been the craziest I can remember for a while. More snow and ice than we have had in a long time that’s for sure.
Yesterday it was 65* and nice, and then today we woke up to snow and 32*. It’s like spring is just teasing us with a nice day here and there, but then winter comes back with a fierce smack down. At this rate it might be snowing on Easter day. I sure hope not! But that just means another day to enjoy a hot comforting dinner.
Chili is one of the meals we eat the most during the winter months. Occasionally we even bust out a bowl in the summer, but that’s pretty far and few between. Usually I like to take what I call the cheater chili approach. You know the one right? Open 6 cans of beans, tomatoes, and tomato juice and throw it all in a crock pot. Haha! That’s my way of doing dinner.
Thank goodness my hubby does love creating and cooking dinners for us. This Sweet and Spicy Dr. Pepper Chili is one of his newest creations. He found this Beer Chili recipe online and modified it to our families preferences. It is now one of our favorite dinners to enjoy on snowy days. A can of Dr. Pepper is a great substitute and gives it a light sweet taste. That sweet taste is needed to offset the spicy chipotle peppers. The peppers were actually my dinner idea contribution to the chili. The spicy peppers pair so well with the sweet Dr. Pepper.
We like to eat our chili with cheese, sour cream, and corn chips. In our house it isn’t chili unless those three sides come along with the chili. Feel free to eat the chili your own way. It also makes a pretty decent sized portion. You can freeze the extra chili for another dinner later. I love having an extra dinner in our freezer for those crazy busy days. You just have to remember to thaw it out ahead of time…or use the microwave. Either one works.
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