I understand why Kevin was so distraught when his chili tumbled on the floor.

The Office Chili Recipe

The chili is good to go after it simmers for two hours and chills for one hour.

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I initially laughed when Kevin floundered on the floor when his chili dropped, but now I sympathize with him.

I prefer a thick chili over a soup-like chili, and this recipe found a sweet spot between the two ends of the spectrum. The chili had a good meat-to-bean ratio and retained its hearty texture throughout the simmering process.

It tasted like good ol’ chili you’d find at family get-togethers, but I think my favorite aspect was the added spice.

The peppers and chiles were initially overwhelming when I snuck a taste early on, but the flavors blended seamlessly after simmering and chilling for one hour. Or, as Kevin said, “everybody is going to get to know each other in the pot.”

The entire process took around four hours, including two hours of simmering and one hour of rest. I’d 100% make this recipe again for family, friends, and coworkers.

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