Sunday, February 28, 2010

Chili - General directions

Apparently my chili does not qualify as "true chili"
I guess it's really a tomato based stew with beans and meat.

2 cans of diced tomatoes - in toto
2 cans of beans or the equivalent of dried beans - *drain the liquid*
dried beans are much crispier than canned beans
1/2 - 1 lb meat - usually beef - but whatever is available: pork, turkey, meatloaf
1/2 onion
1 clove garlic
red or green pepper
1 carrot, shaved
1 stalk celery
2 tbs butter
sautee vegetables in butter,
add beef and brown beef with ground black pepper, salt, sweet paprika
add tomatoes and beans
1/2 can beer (optional)
splash of red wine (o)
1/4 cup coffee (o)
chocolate - 1 square (o)

Chili Seasoning:
3 TBS Chili powder
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp coriander
2 tsp cilantro
2 tsp basil