Wednesday, October 16, 2013

National Chili Month - #HormelFamily

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Whether you prefer it in a bowl, in a dip, or as a topping, chili is a fabulous comfort food for the fall and winter months.  That's why it is perfect that October has been deemed "National Chili Month".  Did you know that Hormel chili is considered America's number one canned chili?  Prior to 1935, chili was popular only in the Southern, Southwestern and Western regions of the United States.  Hormel Foods is responsible for introducing chili to the Midwest as well as introducing new, unique ways to eat and enjoy chili!

While many people think chili is best served in a bowl, three-fourths of users actually enjoy chili as a topping, making favorites such as nachos, rice and dips even more fun and delicious.

This October, in honor of National Chili Month, here are a few variations of recipes using Hormel chili you can make for breakfast, lunch and dinner:

Breakfast:

Fiesta Brunch Casserole:  This delicious, baked casserole can be prepared in individual tortilla bowls for easy and personalized enjoyment.

Chili Topped Breakfast Burritos:  Give your morning an extra kick by topping your breakfast burritos with your favorite variety of Hormel chili.

Lunch:

Chili Pizza:  Put a fun twist on your otherwise ordinary pizza by adding a new and interesting topping; chili!  Supplement with your favorite veggies and cheeses.

Taco Soup:  This tasty soup boasts the perfect combination of spice and flavor thanks to CHI-CHI's salsa, Hormel chili, and cheese.

Dinner:

Chili Mac:  Cook macaroni and cheese and directed on box.  Heat Hormel chili and pour over the mac and cheese.  Top with onion and grated cheese.  This easy and hearty meal is a great dish for the whole family and is sure to keep you warm in those fall and winter months.

Chili and Cheese Quesadillas:  Top your quesadillas with your favorite condiments and Hormel chili for a quick dinner dish.

What are your favorite chili dishes?  Is there a special way that you prepare your chili?


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