‘The harshness that is winter. A true seasonal disgrace. Loved by some, hated by others, yet always lacking in grace. Cold gray skies one day, then clear the next. Days that are calm! (Hey, am I talking about my ex)? Others that rage, making me wonder aloud… What ever the fuck IS coming next’
Whatever the tome or the climate, and in almost every case, a bowl of big red makes me… Endure lots of flatulence! (How’s that for rhyming, Shakespeare, you old Baird)?
Well, today, I decided to make DANO’S SORTA HOT CHILI or ‘DSHC’ (pronounced desh)! Yes, every once in a while I’ll prepare a bowl of desh that brings a few tears to my eyes… literally! Desh – Used properly in a sentence. ‘Hey! How does desh taste to you?’
1 lb of ground beef, browned and drained
1 can kidney beans, drained
1 can diced petite tomatoes
14 grams of Williams Chili Mix
4 fresh cayenne peppers, chopped
Simple is as simple does. I grabbed my trusty 2 quart Crock pot, set it to high and then dumped the above ingredients right on in! Then, after putting the glass cover on, I went to find stuff to do for the next few hours… Hint: Nap time.
Now, while this chili will certainly have a bit of a kick, (mostly due to the cayenne), I also have a modicum of adding in a little splash of Tabasco sauce if I choose! (I find that it moves everything up a notch or two). Other sauces I’ve used, include Louisiana Hot Sauce and Stinger Scorpion hot sauce that comes in at a blistering two million Scoville heat units!(Please do not use that sauce or any like it, in raw form, as it can blister your mouth)!
“In half an inch of oil or bacon fat, sauté until soft: 3 chopped onions, 3 chopped green peppers, and 3 large cloves of finely chopped garlic. In another pan brown 1 or 2 pounds of chopped beef. Drain the fat from the beef and add the beef to the onions and peppers ( or add the onions and peppers to the beef). Now add 1 or 2 cans of tomatoes, 1 can of tomato paste, and 2 to 8 tablespoons of chili powder. (You can always add more chili powder later, so start off easy). Add 1 tablespoon of sugar, a sprinkling of salt, pepper and paprika, 2 bay leaves, a teaspoon of cumin, a teaspoon of basil and a pinch of cayenne or some hot chili sauce. Simmer all this for at least half an hour until it is good and thick. Then add 1 or 2 cans of kidney beans. Serve this on rice and top it with some chopped raw onions. (Makes 6 to 8 servings.)”
Seriously Alice?…. No thanks ma’am. I’m just not that adventuresome!