So Delicious It's Cin-full
We are no strangers to Cin Chili. This company has been around for awhile. You may remember Cindy Wilkins from several food network shows talking about her chili. A friend gifted me a package of this mix and we are going to give it a revisit. Grab your chili pot and let's get cooking. But first, here is a little bio of Cindy Wilkins freshly cut and pasted from their website.
Cindy Reed Wilkins, aka The Chili Queen, is a legend in the chili community. She's one of the greatest champions in the history of chili competition. Cindy has won an extraordinary 15 first-place awards, over 100 total, in the world of championship red chili. Her highest honor is winning the coveted Terlingua International Chili Championship not once, but twice, in 1992 and 1993. She's the only person ever to win it back-to-back.
I am not known for following package instructions and this was no exception. We added a chopped onion, small can of pinto beans, several roasted chile peppers and diced tomatoes instead of tomato sauce. The rest of the recipe could not be simpler. Brown two pounds of hamburger, add seasoning, broth, and rest of ingredients. Simmer for 1/2 an hour and you are ready to eat. This is a very decent rendering of chili. It is a comforting and satisfying flavor that we all love. The heat level straight out of the packet is mild but with our addition of green chile the heat meter rose to one click over mild. We really enjoyed our Cin-full chili dinner.