Texas-style chili with Apple Smoked Cheddar cheese is everything you expect from a comfort food meal. Deliciously satisfying, comfortably filling, and once you reach the bottom of the
Texas reigns supreme for making some of the best-smoked foods in the country and since Mexico is their neighbor, Tex-Mex food is a big part of the Texan food culture. I took a food tour in Austin Texas a few years ago and though I am not a huge meat-eater, the method in which they prepare their meat is out of this world delicious. If you’re ever in Texas and you are a meat-eater, you must try the BBQ ribs from a local food truck or restaurant! From my experience, there is nothing that compares to authentic Texas smoked Barbecued meat.
I wanted to bring a touch of that smoked Texas-style flavor to my chili and that's how this recipe was born. I love a good bowl of chili, especially on a cold Minnesota day. And, once November arrives, there are a lot of them. I created this recipe as a slight departure from the classic chili with just a kick of Mexican heat and the addition of fresh lime juice and shredded apple smoked cheddar. It really isn't until you add in these two ingredients that this chili takes on its uniquely distinct character and flavor. If you haven't yet tried this addicting cheese, you can find apple smoked cheddar at Walmart or your local grocery store.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! If you’ve made it please share it with me by tagging @culinarybutterfly on Pinterest.
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