For The Weekend: Man Chili

Every other weekend I will be sharing a recipe with you from one of my favorite bloggers, Amanda from Marshalls Abroad. Amanda documents her life beautifully through her blog and also has a passion for creating incredible dishes for you and I to enjoy (which in return makes us 10 pounds heavier. minor details). I hope you enjoy her contributions as much as I do! Make sure to go visit Amanda on her own space to receive tons of other fabulous recipes, breath taking photos, and a great voice in this blogging world.

With football in high demand right now, I couldn't think of a better recipe for Amanda to share than this one. Cheers to having happy men all over the world this weekend. 


Not the most appetizing photo I've ever taken, true, but here lies the secret ingredient 
that turns chili into man chili: three different kinds of meat. 
Steak strips, sausage and ground beef.
I once added bacon too, which earned me an extra kiss.

Patrick Tanner & Mikey Wayne, this recipe has your names all over it!
Here's where I sneak in some veggies. Carrots, potato, bell peppers, onion, and fresh cilantro. 
You'll also need beef broth, olive oil, salt, red pepper, kidney & pinto beans.
Cover the bottom of the crockpot with olive oil. I like to then put in the meat so that it cooks thoroughly, drizzle more olive oil on top, add salt {a generous amount!}, add the chopped veggies and beans, pepper, and fresh cilantro.
Pour in the beef broth - as much as you like. I usually use 1-2 cups.
And then the most important part...
Red wine! Pour in a good, generous amount. Best part, forever amen.
Cook on low and have a fantastic day sans thought of making dinner later.
Shave fresh parm or my go-to cheese of late - pecorino romano - on top with some fresh cilantro.
Serve with bread and beer.

Meat-lovers, enjoy!



  1. Yum! I love a good pot of chili :).

  2. omg, thats looks os appetizing, and the pics of the veggies makes it look more appetizing. *going to my local grocery store today*

  3. That look amazing!!! I am definitely trying this one out.

    Happy Weekend!!!

  4. I love Amanda! And her "too good looking to eat" recipes. Couldn't have picked a better recipe contributor! Happy Saturday, Erin! :)

  5. Looks so good! This will go on my menu next week. Thanks for sharing and I will make sure to go visit Amanda's blog. Happy Weekend to you!

  6. I'm drooling. I love finding new chili recipes and this looks like a keeper!

  7. That looks sooooo yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  8. This looks amazing! I wish I had a crock pot...

  9. That looks yummy!! Does the recipe call for red or white wine? The post says RED, but then in the the picture is a bottle of white ;) haha

  10. So excited to be your contributor. (:

    Hope it's been a great weekend for you so far!!

    1. This looks delicious! ...and to be able to take photographs like that (swoons), they are PERFECT! ;)

    2. Totally agree with Amber on your gorgeous photos!

      I asked about Marshall, but not sure if you saw it..."Does the recipe call for red or white wine? The post says RED, but then in the the picture is a bottle of white ;) haha"

    3. Hahah - it's a bottle of red but we drank it before I took the photo so it's empty and looks like white! (;

      It calls for red wine - I used a merlot but any strong red like a cab would work!

      I hope you like it!

  11. Oh my. Looks sooooo amazing!! Can't wait to try it out. :) Thank you to the lovely Amanda and Erin for being completely awesome!

  12. Looks so delicious! I'll definitely have to add this one to my cookbook!

  13. Wow, this looks amazing! going to have to try it out!


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