Have You Discovered Blue Apron Yet?
On Saturday Fed Ex dropped off a couple of large boxes from Blue Apron, “a new concept in grocery delivery, built around incredible cooking experiences.” A friend of ours sent us their once-a-week subscription service because they were out of town and thought we would enjoy the service and we do.
Here’s a brief description of how it works but I’ll write a more detailed review after I’ve tried a few more of their meal selections. Basically, once a week, Blue Apron delivers “all the fresh ingredients you need to make 3 meals, in exactly the right proportions.”
You get to select the type of plan, meat, vegetarian, with or without fish and the number of people you want to feed. You also get to see ahead of time what the 3 meals are going to be and decide yeah or nay. In our first box, we decided to start with the 3 Chili Beef Chili recipe.
3-Chile Beef Chili with Red Kiney Beans & Pepper Jack Cheese
As you can imagine, this chili recipe uses three types of chilies – Poblano and Cubanelle, both mild and not too hot along with a Serrano pepper from Mexico that adds a “spicy, complex finish.”
In my opinion, go with the type of chilies that you enjoy most, are available in your local markets and yield the heat you and your family can handle. No use preparing a great chili that’s too hot for your kids to enjoy. There’s always hot sauce you can add to your own serving if needed.
This recipe is for 2 – 3 servings. We received two boxes to serve 4 – 6 servings depending on who’s eating so if you are looking to serve more, just double the recipe but add the chili spice blend and cilantro to taste.