Other Chili, Other Stuff

This blog is supposed to be focused on tinkering/making/hacking stuff. So why am I posting another chili recipe? Well, mainly because I can’t stop tinkering — every time I try a recipe, I mess with it a bit. My Unholy Good Chili recipe started fairly simple and grew over many iterations into a burn-the-hair-off-your-feet monstrosity. It wasn’t something I wanted to cook up for the Birchwood Bike Team Superbowl Party, as I wanted something more mild. So I found a different recipe, and scribbled it down. Then I edited the hell out of it to formulate my own take on it. I’d say about 60% of the original recipe remains, if that.

Ingredients

Meat:
1 pound ground beef, 80% lean
1 pound ground pork, unseasoned

Veggies/Beans:
3 white onions, diced
2 green bell peppers, finely diced
2 11oz cans of mexicorn
2 14oz cans of rotel tomatoes
4 8oz cans of tomato sauce
2 14oz cans of black beans
2 14oz cans of red kidney beans

Spices:
4 tbsp cumin
4 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp salt
2 tsp paprika
1 heaping tbsp of minced garlic
1 tsp black pepper

Liquids:
2 cups water
1/4 cup of beef stock

Step One:

Need: Onions, peppers, pork, ground beef.

Sautee the onions, then add the peppers. Once both are soft, add the pork and the ground beef, and cook until both are properly browned. Drain the mixture and set it aside.

Step Two:

Add the mix you just made into a stock pot, along with everything except the beans, and bring it to a boil.

Last Step:

Reduce heat on the pot to low. Drain and rinse the beans, then add them to the pot. Mix thoroughly. Let simmer for two hours.

Other Stuff

I’m working on a new presentation layer for this blog — I’ve grown weary of battling with the GeneratePress theme, so I’m digging into building something new that utilizes a bunch of the Codrops experiments, and pins it all together with ZURB Foundation 5. Should be pretty nifty. I’ll be tackling that once I have my one huge freelance web project (which, strangely, uses some Codrops and ZURB Foundation) completed and live on the web. Which should be Friday-ish.

Image Credits: Dan Bailey/CC0 (Creative Commons/Public Domain).

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