Super Bowl 2009 is on Feb. 3rd, what'cya planning on fixing/eating? Its not too early to plan. Here's mine: 3s Red Chili 1/3 pound bacon 1/3 cup bacon grease (from cooking the bacon) 3 pounds lean red meat, cubed (1/2-3/4 inch) 3 cups tomato salsa (your favorite) 3 cups beef broth (or 3 cups water and 3 bullion cubes) 3 tablespoons chili powder 3 teaspoons tomato paste 3 teaspoons tequila (optional, but recommended) 1 27 oz can kidney, black or pinto beans, drained and rinsed (optional) Water based hot sauce (Tabasco, etc.), as desired Salt, as desired Fry, bake or microwave the bacon until crispy. Place bacon on a plate to cool. Pour off and save the bacon grease. In a fry pan, brown the meat in 2-3 batches in some bacon grease. The meat does not need to be fully cooked only browned. Place the browned meat in a large cooking pot/Dutch oven. De-glaze the fry pan between each batch of meat with 4-6 oz of beef broth and pour the liquid into the pot. Pour any remaining broth into the pot. Chop the bacon fine. Add the bacon, salsa, chili powder, tomato paste and tequila to the pot, stir. Bring to a fast boil. Then reduce the heat to a slow boil, cover but leave a small gap, stir occasionally. Add more broth or water, 2 oz at a time, if the chili becomes too thick. Add beans, if you have to, after 2 hours. Cook until the meat is tender, about 3 hours. Adjust seasonings, add hot sauce and salt as desired, stir. Serves 4-5, with beans 6-7.