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Game Day Chili for Two #ProgressoGameDay

Are you watching the big game by yourself or with your loved one?  This chili from Progresso serves two and is the perfect meal for halftime without a lot of fuss!

I love tailgating and celebrating Game Day with friends and chili.  The ceremony, the superstitious rituals that we do, dressing in team colors, chowing on a variety of Game Day foods.  I love it all!!!  

Nothing brings people, strangers or friends, together like mutual team cheering and referee bashing!  I may not understand all the intricacies of football but I love the atmosphere.  Basketball is similar but since there are so many games, we watch a lot of them with just family.  If I didn’t watch the games with my husband, I would be considered a basketball widow.

The Kentucky Wildcats are the team of choice in our house.  Blue and White all the way!!!  Thank foodness (yes that is a word) that they win quite a bit because it gets loud in our house during the basketball games.  Right now it’s football season but we still watch Kentucky when they are on TV. Loyal all the way.  We also cheer for the Jacksonville Jaguars since Jacksonville is my hometown!

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Last weekend Brooks came home after being gone for work all week and brought a cold home with him.  Sneezing and coughing and all that comes with it.  

This included lying on the couch all weekend watching football.  I ended up cooking and making recipes for the blog while he was yelling, albeit quietly, at the TV.  Since we weren’t going to be attending or hosting, any Game Day parties, we didn’t need to make a fuss about eating.  What is fun to make for two people?  Chili!!!

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Brooks makes a killer chili, but since he was sick, I didn’t want him to cook and spread his germs to my food.  I grabbed the new Progresso Smokehouse Chili and made a toppings bar!  Brooks and I like different toppings so build your own chili was the best route.

I have lots of toppings on hand at all times since we are huge taco fans so that made for a great chili bar!  We could each make our own chili and be happy, quietly cheering on our Kentucky Wildcats.

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I gathered some sour cream, cilantro, fresh tomatoes, avocado, green onions, red onions, cheese, and hot peppers.

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Brooks likes sour cream and cheese. I like avocado and red onion with a dash of jalapeno.  You can mix it up and add poblano peppers for a smoky heat.  If you go the Chicago way you can add it to noodles.

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My Ma used to make chili and spaghetti so it is near and dear to my heart.  Don’t make fun because chili and spaghetti makes a meal!

Progresso Smokehouse Chili was the perfect amount for the two if us, and with our own toppings, we got to have it how we liked it.   It has the right amount of smokiness and it is full of beans and meat so it is very hearty.  With our cool toppings, we could spend more time yelling at the refs than arguing about what to put on the chili.  Plus there are no pots to wash!!  More TV time!

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Progresso also wants to give you some great prizes!  Enter the giveaway for great Progresso products for your Game Day Celebration!

Here are the instructions for the giveaway:

To be entered in the giveaway, you must go the Progresso Game Day Page, come back to my post and comment below.  Tell me what recipe you want to try and you will be entered.  Only those that leave a comment will be eligible.  You will want to enter because Progresso is giving away a Game Day chair, chili and stew, and a kitchen ladle!

Good Luck!

Visit Progresso on Facebook and see what others are making for Game Day.

Want a coupon so you can enjoy this great chili?  Download one here!

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If Game Day isn’t your thing, Progresso has lots of other recipes and products.  Check them out here.

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Thursday 8th of October 2015

I would like to make the Enchilada Soup.

Friday 16th of October 2015

I love enchilada soup!


Wednesday 7th of October 2015


Friday 16th of October 2015

That sounds great!


Wednesday 7th of October 2015

I've never tried tachos before so the chili tachos seem really great.

Friday 16th of October 2015

I love them!


Tuesday 6th of October 2015

I would make the chicken tachos

Friday 16th of October 2015

Chicken tachos are going on the menu for our next tailgating party!


Tuesday 6th of October 2015

I would like to make the chicken stew biscuit cups

Friday 16th of October 2015

Those are fun for a cozy night in!

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