Now whether you're watching the Puppy Bowl, or actual humans playing football, or a Jennifer Aniston rom-com (that was a trick - if you said yes to that, we can't be friends), nothing goes with it better than a big bowl of spicy chili, right? I've had Cookin' Vegan's recipe for Sweet Potato, Chipotle Sausage, & Pumpkin Ale Chili bookmarked for months now, just waiting for the right day to make it. I mean it has three of my favorite things right there in the title: Sweet Potatoes? Check. Field Roast Chipotle Sausages? Check. Pumpkin Ale? Hell yes!
This chili is a snap to make, and the combination of spices smells simply amazing while simmering on the stove. It's warm and satisfying, with the sweet potatoes, sausage, and navy beans, yet also manages to avoid being too heavy and weighing you down after you eat it. And I should know, because it was so tasty that I went in for a second bowlful, even though one was plenty. Don't tell anyone.
Not to be overly dramatic about it, but this chili turned out to be everything I dreamed it would be and more. There was a little sweetness to it, and a lot of spiciness (the most important feature of any chili in my book), and all the flavors melded and went together so incredibly well. I also love having another chili option that isn't the usual tomato-based variety. It couldn't be any more perfect for dinner on a cold evening, especially one watching a sporting event or whatever else you have on the tube. Except for any show featuring a member of the Kardashian family, because if you're watching that, then you should probably take this pot of chili and pour it directly over your head.
Bella's favorite channels are Animal Planet and the BBC.