When the weather starts to cool off a bit, chili becomes a fall favorite. It seems that right alongside of our flannel shirts and heavy socks, we also want to eat a meal that will stick to our bones a bit more than what we ate during the summer. As a matter of fact, some of us just want to eat a big meal and go into full-on hibernation mode!

Whether you have a favorite chili recipe that’s been passed down from generation to generation that holds a special place in your family or you’re simply looking for a great recipe to make your first ever batch of chili, nearly everyone agrees that it’s good to expand your horizons from time to time. We always say that when you buy a propane tank, you unlock a world of culinary possibilities.

That’s why in today’s blog we’d like to take a look at how you can use your propane tank to take your chili to another level.

What’s Your Favorite Kind of Chili?

As we mentioned above, there are a number of different ways to make chili, but it’s good to mix things up from time to time even if you have a recipe that’s tried and true. Because variety, as they say, is the spice of life! It’s good to expand your horizons and try something new because you just might find that you have stumbled upon an interesting revelation that changes the way you make chili forever!

For some, chili with ground beef is the only way to go. Others prefer ground bison. Some enjoy larger chunks of meat. You’re still more than welcome to have a preferred meat to use in your chili, but we wholeheartedly endorse the suggestion we’re about to pass on to you–try some beef brisket.

Beef Brisket Chili?

Some of the best brisket we’ve ever had has contained one of the best cuts of meat in existence–that’s right, the brisket. If you’ve never had chili with brisket in it, you’re in for a real treat. If you’ve never grilled brisket before, it’s not nearly as hard as you might be thinking. At this point, you’re probably familiar with the inner workings of your grill. Trust us when we say that even your first attempt at making a brisket on your grill will yield beautiful (and beautifully delicious) results!

A post over at 101 Cooking for Two breaks down the process quite nicely. You can follow the directions to the letter exactly as it is written or mix it up a little bit by adding your own spices that will complement your chili perfectly.

One thing we’ve grown particularly fond of is cooking our chili with ground beef, making the brisket in the propane grill, and then adding the finished brisket back to the chili to let it all simmer together perfectly. Not only is the end result a perfect mixture of meats and beans and spices that’s sure to please, but it’s not particularly likely that you’ve ever had anything quite like it. The smokiness of the grilled brisket imparts a flavor that’s unique when it comes to chili and we are certain that you’ll love it just as much as we do.

Wondering Where to Buy a Propane Tank?

At Mighty Flame, there’s nothing we love more than sharing our love of propane grilling with anyone who comes across our blog. We are thrilled to be able to provide our readers with grilling tips, tricks, ideas, and recipes. Each of the recipes we provide is big on flavor without being a big challenge. In other words, whether you’re a master griller or you just grabbed your first propane tank, you can follow along with our recipes and end up with food that is absolutely delicious.

And speaking of buying your first propane tank, we also want to point out that we have a number of propane tank exchange locations where you can swap out a tank that’s empty or purchase a full tank so you can fire up your grill and start making something that’s delicious. Keep your eyes on this spot, because we’ll continue to bring you more tips, tricks, and recipes!