Trisha Yearwood’s Secret to Garth Brooks’ Chili
Everybody loves classic chili. But when it comes to making a batch for country legend Garth Brooks, it has to done exactly like his mama’s or no dice.
Fortunately, his wife has discovered another secret to whipping up a comforting, Brooks-approved chili.
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Fellow country artist Trisha Yearwood knows a thing or two about preparing mouthwatering dishes. Not only is she a best-selling cookbook author, but she hosts her own popular Food Network series “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen.” So when it comes to making one of her husband’s favorite meals, she couldn’t just rely on any ol’ recipe — especially when he's particularly picky about his chili.
“I came up with this one because Garth loved his mom’s chili, and I didn’t want to get it wrong,” explains the 49-year-old, who covers the September 2014 issue of Women’s Day. “So I decided to make a completely new recipe rather than mess with her classic. I can throw this one together on a weeknight. I put in black beans, plus a can of refried beans, which makes it thick the way he likes it, but doesn’t require a lot of simmering to get that consistency.”
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Filling, mouthwatering, and downright delish, the simple recipe for Yearwood’s chili always hits the spot, ensuring a major win in the kitchen.
But Brooks isn't the only one she's had to get creative with — Yearwood has also has found a way to win over the taste buds of Brooks’ three daughters, Taylor, 22, August, 20, and Allie, 18.
“The girls never want to eat in the morning, but I knew I couldn’t ignore it because I’ve seen studies linking performance in the classroom to eating breakfast,” says Yearwood. “So, I make a few batches of waffles on a Sunday and stick them in the fridge or freezer. I found that if I had waffles out, the girls would eat them."
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It’s no surprise that the family can’t get enough of Yearwood’s culinary expertise, and that's especially true of her step-daughters.
“All those years of three girls and their activities? Even with only one still at home, there are a million things going on every night,” explains Yearwood. “Taylor and August are in college now, but they live nearby, and if I send out a text that says, ‘Hey, its veggie night,’ they’ll show up. They know it means I’m roasting all their favorite vegetables and probably serving a meat loaf, too.”
The September issue of Women’s Day hits newsstands nationwide August 12th, but you can check out some sneak peeks below: