**PLEASE NOTE: While Stubb’s DID provide me with this product to review at no cost, I was not in any way paid for my review. The following opinion is hereby my own.**
If you’ve been around the blog any length of time, you know that I’m a big fan of all the Stubb’s BBQ products! I love that they’re not only gluten-free, and also free of artificial preservatives and colors, but they’re also SO simple to use! And the end result?! I’ve yet to meet anyone who hasn’t liked what I’ve created with Stubb’s products!
Since October is National Chili Month, it made perfect sense for me to try their Chili Fixins out! All I needed was two ingredients of my own, and their lovely bag of “Cooking Sauces”. (Oh! Let’s not forget that you can also get BBQ Slider, Hatch Chile and Smokehouse Bourbon Cookin’ Sauces, but this time I was after the Chili Fixins Cooking Sauce.)
I love that you can make this in a skillet or in the Crock Pot! While I don’t mind making things in a skillet at all, on this particular day, we had spent the morning at church, I had just enough time to grab some lunch and change my clothes (and prep dinner) before I headed to a photo shoot that would consume the afternoon, and we had a house guest! I knew I needed the Crock Pot this time around, for sure.
It literally took me 3 minutes to get this going. I grabbed my Crock Pot, put in a liner, dumped in the ground beef, put in the sauce packet and some beef broth, and then added in some of the spice packet. (That’s another totally cool thing about Stubb’s Chili Fixins Cooking Sauce: you have everything you need to make it mild, medium or hot – right in one packet! Completely customizable!
Then I set the Crock Pot, and off I went to my shoot. By the time I returned from my photo shoot (which involved THIRTY-SIX PEOPLE, by the way – it was a DOOZY!) I certainly didn’t feel like cooking. And no worries – as I opened the door I could already smell the chili! Perfect!
Now, we are simple chili folk at our house. I paired the chili with some cornbread, and set out tortilla chips, crackers, cheese and sour cream for anyone who wanted it.
But honestly, there are lots of possibilities with this chili!
· Chili Mac (stir in cooked macaroni)
· Chili Tacos (chili, lettuce, cheese and salsa in a corn or flour tortilla)
· Chili Queso (add to your favorite queso recipe for a hearty, meaty dip)
· Chili Potato (baked potato stuffed with chili, cheese and onions)
· Chili Nachos (tortilla chips topped with cheese, chili and jalapenos, with guacamole and sour cream for dipping)
I mean, really! Another win for Stubb’s!
Now, over the years here on the blog, I have given quite a few opportunities for folks to win themselves some Stubb’s BBQ products, and I’m going to do that again today, but with one little change…
This time there will be TWO WINNERS! Oh yes! Two people will be receiving FREE Stubb’s BBQ products!
Good luck, everyone!
So, how do you like to eat YOUR chili? I think you should go celebrate National Chili Month right…NOW!
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