Hot Chili – The Steve Miller Band – Number 5 – 1970
Warm weather be damned, it’s time for a pot of chili. This one is based on Lady Bird Johnson‘s Pedernales Chili (below). I add roasted and chopped Anaheim chilies and soaked and boiled kidney beans to the recipe when I make it, which would probably have Lady Bird turning over in her grave. I spent a few years in San Antonio a life time ago and most folks down that way will tell you that “if you know beans about chili, you know chili ain’t got no beans”. So before any Texans out there start giving me flack about the beans let’s just call this chili a ‘pot of beans’ instead and be done with it.