|Does this look appealing? Eh, no. But it was tasty.|
I found a chili recipe from Everyday Food that I thought would be worth trying. They called it 30-Minute Chili. It took longer than thirty minutes to make. Me being me, I couldn't just make it the way the recipe said. I had to mess with it a bit. I already mentioned that I substituted ground turkey for the beef. I used two onions instead of three. I used a greater amount of both the chili powder and the chipotle chiles in adobo sauce. I left out the cinnamon completely, and I didn't put shredded cheese on top at the end.
The entire time I was making the chili, I was convinced it was going to be terrible. After I added the ground turkey, it looked like a mushy mess. I thought it would never cook properly. After I added the beer and the diced tomatoes, I thought it was too watery and would never reduce enough. It ended up just right. It was hot and spicy, but not too much so. It had a good ratio of liquid to beans, tomatoes, and meat. I was surprisingly pleased with how it turned out.