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.
1 pound ground beef, 80% lean
1 pound ground pork, unseasoned
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
4 tbsp cumin
4 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp salt
2 tsp paprika
1 heaping tbsp of minced garlic
1 tsp black pepper
2 cups water
1/4 cup of beef stock
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.
Add the mix you just made into a stock pot, along with everything except the beans, and bring it to a boil.
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.
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).