And you know what? That’s it. I was going to do some Buffalo related video, but the search revealed buffaloes mating and dumping. The latter’s caption was “Funny Shit Happens.”
No. Not going to do that to you. I’m scarred for at least an hour after that.
I am going to share some majorly good Buffalo-Style Chicken Chili Dip with you.
Think a marriage of Buffalo wings and chili with beans.
Be sure you are a fan of smoked paprika, otherwise substitute regular. The smokey flavor is very pronounced here.
The recipe makes tons, so you can freeze a bunch and take it out when you need to quickly put together a snack.
Buffalo-Style Chicken Chili Dip
3 celery ribs, finely chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 large carrot, finely chopped
5 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons butter
2 pounds ground chicken
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cups chicken broth
1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (15 ounces) crushed tomatoes
1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
1/4 cup Louisiana-style hot sauce
3 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 bay leaf
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Crumbled blue cheese and tortilla chips
1. In a Dutch oven, sauté the celery, onion, carrot and garlic in butter until tender. Remove and set aside.
2. In the same pan, cook chicken in oil until no longer pink; drain.
3. Stir in the broth, beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, hot sauce, paprika, bay leaf, salt, pepper and vegetable mixture. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 12-15 minutes or until slightly thickened. Discard bay leaf.
4. Serve desired amount of dip; sprinkle with cheese and serve with chips.
5. Cool remaining dip; transfer to freezer containers. Cover and freeze for up to 3 months. To use frozen dip: Thaw in the refrigerator. Place in a saucepan; heat through. Sprinkle with cheese and serve with chips.
Yield: 11 cups.
Recipe from Taste Of Home Magazine
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Go to the band’s Soundcloud page and listen to Hit The Bottle. I really like that one, too.