With the big game coming up soon, I’ve been planning out our perfect football meal. This Steak and Tomatillo Chili is any football MUST-have- and has a unique, interesting flavor your guests probably won’t expect from the slightly tangy and sweet tomatillos.
I LOVE cooking with tomatillos– they give a sweet flavor like a tomato, but are a lot tangier. If you don’t cook with tomatillos often they can seem a bit intimidating- they come in a paper-like hull which you just peel off to pull out the slightly sticky fruit inside. It looks (and tastes) a lot like a green tomato- but it holds more water and breaks down beautifully when you cook or blend it. I usually add tomatillos in fresh salsa- but it works great in Chili, too! The acidity is a nice way to break up all the heavy protein from the ground beef and steak cubes- and it is a bit more tangy than adding diced tomatoes.
And if you’re looking for some game day decorating ideas, check out my football party here!