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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 07:12 pm (UTC)
Some day maybe I'll get to the point where I can make up recipes too... but for now... I just wanted to say wow.. that looks yummy! (and complicated!)
Feb. 13th, 2006 07:27 pm (UTC)
Hey, thanks! It's really not too bad in terms of time or complexity -- you really only have three veggies that require doing anything. The rest, you just dump in the crockpot. You don't even have to fiddle with browning meat, so it's truly a one-pot meal.


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