Elizabeth: Andrew Taylor is the firefighter of the family. And he’s not only good at stopping fires – but also starting them. I’m talking about his hot relationship with Christina, and also his famous chili. Andrew, please tell us about it.
Andrew: Thanks, Elizabeth. All I can say is I make an award-winning chili. It’s not just opening up a can and warming it up like my brother, Judas, would do! Christina likes it and I think all of you will too. It’s a little different – like me. But different is a good thing.
Andrew’s Firehouse Chili
1 lb. ground turkey (or any other meat of choice) 1 big onion or a bunch of scallions 1 head garlic (Brown in pan and drain extra grease)
(Chop all fresh ingredients) 3 tb olive oil (not needed with beef)
3 stalks celery
Handful of mushrooms
A few colored mini sweet peppers 3 cans chili beans in chili sauce (all cans 15.5oz)
1 can black beans
1 can corn
2 cans crushed tomatoes
salt to taste
1tb cumin powder 1 tsp grated or powdered turmeric splash of apple cider vinegar (Secret ingredient) Shhhhhh.
Cayenne pepper to taste (After it comes to a boil, simmer 1 1/2-2hours) Can be served with elbow macaroni and topped with shredded cheese and/or sour cream.
For daring souls only:
Andrew’s 5 Alarm Chili
Same as above but add a small part of either a Carolina Reaper, or Ghost Pepper.
WARNING: Insanely hot. Eat at your own risk – Andrew
Read about all the fun with the chili cook-off competition and Andrew and Addey in Igniting Andrew.