Another rainy day in paradise complete with thunder that just about makes you jump out of your skin. Hurricanes are swirling around Puerto Rico so its time to get out the lanterns, replenish the water supply and cook up some staples. The Western side of Puerto Rico will probably just get the tail winds but it’s still a bit unnerving.
Comfort food is the ticket to soothe those frazzled nerves. This chili is made with locally made chorizo sausage, 3 kinds of mild chilies and red beans. Make it as spicy hot as you like with jalapeno, habanera or cayenne but if you like your chili mild just use chili powder. In any case, it really goes down easy with Navajo fried bread…crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Whether you use the fried bread for a scoop or pile the chili on the bread and top it with lettuce, cheese and guacamole it is to die for. You can also split it open and fill the pocket with taco ingredients or honey and butter. Yes, fried bread is just as good as a sweet pastry as it is a vehicle for savory bites. Try it with fresh strawberries and whipped cream – WOW!