Homemade Chili Colorado

As we’ve established, I’m way pregnant. And way far – about an hour from my favorite Mexican restaurant (or rather, any Mexican restaurant). These factors make it pretty much a requirement for me to master, or at least make a respectable version of menu staples. I searched and found a simple, what I would consider “entry level” recipe for Chili Colorado. It was very tasty and had the desired effect of pretending I was eating at my favorite Mexican food restaurant. For the unfamiliar, Chili Colorado is chunks of beef (Chuck works great) in red sauce.


Made the quintessential Mexican rice side dish for the first time too. Not sure why this hasn’t happened before. This recipe was smokin’ easy and tasted restauranty. For your convenience, I’ve compiled a list of pros and cons of making this meal at home versus going out to eat it:

Pro: I didn’t have to put shoes (because giant belly) or other town-appropriate clothes on.
Con: I have to do dishes.

Pro: Very simple recipes with few, inexpensive ingredients.
Con: I have to do dishes.

Pro: leftovers! Plenty of them, with no potential risk of the styrofoam container being left behind on the table when you leave the restaurant (womp, womp).
Con: I have to do dishes.

Pro: I didn’t have to longingly watch people drinking refreshing, sweet-sour tequilay margaritas.
Con: I have to do dishes.

You get it.

6 thoughts on “Homemade Chili Colorado

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