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For Father's Day, Willie Geist shares his dad's spicy one-pot chili recipe

Willie Geist shares a memorable family meal his dad would make on weekends: a hearty, spicy chili.
/ Source: TODAY

This is a classic comfort dish that reminds me of spending a long day at home with my family. My dad’s “Gonzo Chili” simmers on the stove and everyone gets up for more until it’s gone.

Full disclosure: I had never made this before I did so on live national television, but the reaction from Al, Natalie, Tamron, Kathie Lee, and Hoda suggested I may have pulled it off. After all, my dad says two things about his chili: 1) Whatever you throw in from the fridge and the cabinet at home, it always turns out good. And 2) Properly prepared, it should make you perspire.

TODAY Show: Willie Geist shares his dad's recip for spicy one-pot chili. -- June 15, 2015Samantha Okazaki / TODAY
TODAY Show: Willie Geist shares his dad's recip for spicy one-pot chili. -- June 15, 2015Samantha Okazaki / TODAY
Bill Geist's Gonzo Chili