Here in the heart (and heat) of summertime, one’s taste buds normally tend to get hyperactive for things such as ice cream, snow cones and freshly squeezed lemonade. But then, this is also the time of year where people get together for cookouts and barbecues and big family dinners. And you can’t very well only serve desserts and fruit drinks. And while a hot and spicy chili might not be the first meal you think about, it’s hearty, it’s easy, and it only takes one pot to cook it in. And what if it’s a chili inspired by the upcoming film Grown Ups 2-inspired jersey?
No, seriously. A chili inspired by an Adam Sandler movie.
Instead of being some weird practical joke on society, it was a dish made by the one and only Guy Fieri when Sandler, David Spade, Kevin James and Chris Rock all appeared on Monday night’s episode of Fieri’s Food Network series Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, where a Grown Ups Chili was prepared, along with a side of double-fried French fries. I’m assuming the “double fried” refers to the people who might actively seek this movie out and genuinely enjoy it. (Just kidding, two people offended by that!) Take a look at the recipe pic below, posted on the Grown Ups 2 Twitter page, along with a close up on the actual recipe itself.
If you’ll notice, this is a pretty big meal, set for 10 to 15 servings, and it will probably take a trip to grocery store to make sure you have all the ingredients. It’s pretty meaty - with boneless chuck, ground beef and Italian sausage included – and it’s pretty spicy as well, with jalapenos, Anaheim chiles, pablano chiles and cayenne called for. (Although really, for such a big meal, the peppers probably aren’t all that noticeable.) I also don’t understand how only one cup of cheese is needed. I’m the kind of person who would rather have 10 servings of cheese with one cup of chili added.
If you’re like us, you’re wondering where the “Deer Piss Iced Tea” is. Maybe that’s just something Golden Corral serves.
Grown Ups 2 comes out in theaters this weekend. Hopefully it’s better than what comes out of whoever eats two bowls of this chili. Happy eating!
Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.
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