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New chili recipe

I made up the recipe, and D. executed it on Friday. It turned out well! I might add a little more cayenne next time, but I think that's 'cause our cayenne is a little old. I might also add the Lapsang Souchong tea, which I didn't think about until after the fact. I'd definitely make it again.

Not bragging, I know it's something that many people can do, but it still makes me happy to be competent enough in the kitchen that I can just conjure up a recipe in my head and feel pretty confident that it will turn out well.

Pseudo Beef Chili

Recipe By: Katharine
Serving Size : 10
Categories : Soups & Stews

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
12 ounces Morningstar Meal Starters Grillers -- 1 package
28 ounces diced tomatoes -- 1 large can
16 ounces pinto beans -- 1 can
28 ounces kidney beans -- 1 large can
1 cup carrots -- steamed
1 medium red bell pepper -- diced
1 medium yellow onion -- diced
1 can tomato sauce -- small can
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dry mustard
2 tablespoons garlic -- chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
freshly ground pepper -- to taste
1 dash ground ginger
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons ketchup
1/2 cup red wine
shredded cheddar cheese -- for garnish
corn chips -- Fritos, optional

Cook the carrots; drain. Mash.

Chop the onion and the red bell pepper. Rinse the pinto beans and the kidney beans very well.

Put all ingredients except the cheese and the Fritos in the crock pot. Stir well.

Cook on Low for 6 hours. Adjust seasonings as needed, and then let the chili sit in the fridge overnight so the flavors can meld.

Serve over Fritos and topped with cheese if desired.

NOTES : If you would like for this recipe to be sweeter and taste more like baked beans, you can add:

1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 drizzle of maple syrup, to taste
1/2 cup of Lapsang Souchong tea (adds smoky flavor)



Feb. 13th, 2006 05:06 pm (UTC)
Well, I for one am impressed with anyone who has the discipline and dedication required to go through culinary school. I know they really put you through your paces, there.

Thanks for the kind words, and thank you for stopping by! :) Just out of curiosity, how did you find my journal (just 'cause I always like to know the 'net pathways)? Nice song reference in your LJ, by the way, with "And She Was" - Little Creatures is a great album.
Feb. 13th, 2006 06:10 pm (UTC)
Hehe, thank you.

I actually was doing a community search for "mastercook" every now and then I go through cookbook buying binges, but right now we don't really have that much disposable income, so instead I've been satiating me need by downloading as many mastercok cookbooks and recipes as I can get my hands on.

you were one of the few individual LJs that also had it as in interest, and your icon caught my eye when I got to the bottom of the page.
Feb. 13th, 2006 06:26 pm (UTC)
Hey, great to find another MasterCook user! You know about the Yahoo! group for it, right? I've been using it since version 5, but it's a real addiction. I've cut myself off from searching for any more recipes on the web until I've entered the ones I've cut and pasted into a text file into the program itself. :)

I love MasterCook. Speaking of recipes, I'm going back through my LJ and categorizing my posts with tags so that I can actually find stuff. In a couple of weeks, if you click the recipes tag, it should pull back all the results. :)
Feb. 13th, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC)
Ohhh awesome!

I have 7 deluxe. It came with one of my text books.
The sad thing is, I didn't really start using it in earnest and learning about it until about a month ago when I started working on my cake business.

And now I've joined two yahoo groups for it, I'm so addicted.


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