Stef’s Homemade Chili Sauce

Photo - Homemade Chili by Nest Half FullI recently got bored with our regular chicken rotation and cold weather.  Which started me  thinking of warm climes.  Right in the middle of giving Southwestern Roast Chicken a try, I wanted to see what would happen if the bird were smeared with a little chili sauce.  The snag?  I’ve never ever had chili sauce in the house.

No worries!  After all, how hard can it be to make it myself?  Turns out, making a great chili sauce is not hard at all!

Some quick research.  A bit of tweaking. Time to give it a final taste test.

Wow! This is Some Good Stuff! 

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New Year Black Eyed Pea Chili is Good Luck in a Bowl

Happy New Year Black Eyed Pea Chili
Tradition says that black eyed peas bring good luck when you eat them on New Year’s day. The thing is, they taste very, um, earthy. So when I tossed this into the crockpot for us to enjoy on New Year’s Day, I combined well-soaked beans with the lovely, strong flavors of a hearty chili. And it is good!
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