I realize this might make me the most unpopular girl in Denver, but I’m going to say it: I don’t care about the Broncos very much. OK, I don’t care at all.
I’m not anti-football. I’m glad it makes people happy. I sort of wish I was a cool chick who liked football — but I find it agonizingly dull.
When people talk about football, I find it so boring I fear my head might explode. Last week my new boss and a friend of mine who likes football started talking about the Broncos. Or at least I think they were. Once the conversation switched to football, I honestly couldn’t even pay attention long enough register two consecutive words.
I tried to stand there, smile and pretend to be engaged. But after what seemed like 55 minutes but was probably 12 seconds, I thought I might pass out from indifference. I said, “OK, that’s enough football talk for me. I’m out.” I’m sure that was the way to get in good with the new boss.
I see the appeal of watching football. You get together, in comfy sweatshirts, on a lazy Sunday with friends to watch athletes perform in a sport you care about. Your adrenaline pumps and people high-five each other. Plus, there’s usually drinks and food. All that sounds awesome. I would just rather we were watching Glee.
But to show my support for the Mile High City and whatever the Broncos have accomplished or are about to accomplished, here’s a recipe that would be good for a football watching party: Beef Mole Chili.
I hope you enjoy it. If you are watching the Broncos this weekend, enjoy that as well. I’ll be at home giggling at episodes of Portlandia.
Beef Mole Chili
Onion, 1 cup chopped
Coconut oil, 1 tablespoon
Ground beef, 1 pound
Poblano pepper, 1 , diced
Garlic, 2-3 cloves, diced
Chopped tomatoes, 1 14-oz can
Water, ½ cup
Unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon
Cumin, 1 tablespoon
Chili powder, 1 tablespoon
Red pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon
Oregano, 1 teaspoon
Salt, 1 teaspoon
To serve: Avocado and fresh cilantro.
- Add onion and coconut oil to pot. Satue over medium heat for about 6 minutes, until onions are soft.
- Add ground beef, garlic and poblano pepper. Cook until beef is browned, about 10 minutes.
- Add all remaining ingredients to pot and mix well.
- Reduce heat to low. Cover and let simmer for about 45 minutes.
- Serve over avocado and garnish with cilantro.