Monday, January 31, 2011

Bowl of Red or Red Chili

So I am doing a countdown to the Super Bowl as you know and a lot of my recipes are already up that I will be serving! Plus a couple more will follow this week. Such as Frito Pie on Wednesday and Seven Layer bean Dip on Friday. So stay Tuned, however, today I am going to post my recipe for a Bowl of Red that’s what they call Chili in Texas. At least that what my Dad tells me who is a board member of The International Chili Society.  This recipe is similar to my Dad’s recipe but not exactly the same. I hope you enjoy.

Bowl of Red Ingredients :
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
8 cloves of garlic grated on micro planer
1 large onion finely chopped
2 ½ Tablespoons Chili Powder
1 Tablespoon cumin seed
1 Tablespoon Taco Seasoning Gluten Free
1 ½ teaspoons dried Oregano
1 Tablespoon Paprika
1 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Pepper
1 ½ pounds of ground Turkey
1 ½ pounds of ground Pork
1 Large 28 oz can of Rotel diced tomatoes with peppers
1 Large28 oz  can of Diced Tomatoes
1 Gluten Free Beer
1 can of Tomato paste
1 to 1 ½ cups semi sweet Nestle Chocolate Chips

In a large Dutch oven heat Olive Oil

Then and finely chopped Onions and grated Garlic.

Once the Onion has browned add the following spices: Chili Powder, Cumin Seed, Taco Seasoning, Oregano,

Paprika, Salt and Pepper. The Mixture will be very dark in color like this.

Next add Ground Turkey and cook through .

Then add Ground Pork if you can’t find in the store grind up 3 or 4 pork chops that are boneless with cheese grater on food processor.  That’s what I had to do.

When pork and turkey are cooked through add 1 Gluten Free Beer like this.

Bring to a boil then add diced tomatoes and Rotel Tomatoes with chili’s. and Tomato Paste.

Turn heat down and simmer for about hour and a half.

Then add about a cup of chocolate chips. Simmering and stirring every 5 to 10 minutes.

If to spicy add more chocolate if fine leave alone.

Enjoy and Bon Appetite

Sheila Fretz

1 comment:

  1. Ah, chocolate as the secret ingredient. Smart! Heavier dishes can really stand up to the addition of dark chocolate. It adds a little something to the dish that people can't quite name, but they know it's there. Good idea!