I woke up this morning craving chips and salsa! Mexican food, yes, please! Although it was too early for a margarita or a Corona, my tastebuds went into overdrive and I started digging through my pantry.
For those of us north of Tijuana, our version of Mexican food has been slightly altered.
In this recipe, you can opt to use another vegetable, besides the zucchini. Perhaps sweet potatoes or finely diced cauliflower.
NOTE: This can be made up to a day ahead and stored in the refrigerator before baking.
OK, please don’t laugh out loud when I tell you I was in the mood for chili when the Southern California temps dipped into the low 60’s! Since I was born and raised in upstate New York you think I would be used to below zero temperatures and mounds of snow. Needless to say, I prefer palms to pines and sand to snow.
My husband cannot handle spices very well so this recipe is a mild version of chili but if you like a bit more heat, increase the chili powder from 1 tsp. to 1 Tbl. Also, this calls for 2 cups of water to make the chili more soup-like but if you prefer it super thick, decrease it to 1 cup.