Sunday, November 23, 2008


Tonight is the long awaited Chilipalooza. Below is the recipe I will be making tonight:

2 lbs ground beef
1 lb pork sausage
1 16oz can whole tomatoes
1 15oz can tomato sauce
16oz water or beer
8oz tomato juice
2 6oz cans tomato paste
1 onion, finely chopped
1-2 garlic cloves, minced (optional)
1 T crushed red pepper
1/2 t freshly ground black pepper
2oz chili powder
1 bay leaf
cumin and more pepper to taste

In a large pot, crush the whole tomatoes. Stir in the tomato sauce, tomato juice, onion, crushed red pepper, ground pepper and water/beer. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and crumble in half of the meat, tomato paste and chili powder. Crumble in the remaining beef and simmer, uncovered, for an hour. Add cumin and pepper to taste. Simmer for 15 more minutes and serve.

Our neighbors are coming by at 5PM tonight for some oat pops and at around 6PM we will sample each chili recipe.

1 comment:

Lisa... said...

Have so much fun. It sounds like a blast!!