When it is colder than 40 degrees this household of creative inspirationalists experiment with hearty stews, chili, soups and casseroles. This week it was a stew-meat ground beef chili with a 'special ingredient' that made it oh so hot inside while it was oh so cold outside.
The chef also known as sync_ron_icity on the web likes to veer from the traditional recipes and create his own; of course Carroll Shelby offers him the base foundation. I am thrilled especially that this food product is made without ANY FD&C dyes, NONE and that is very nutritionally and psychologically re-assuring. Paprika in which much of the redness is accounted for besides the cayenne which is a deep reddish-brown, offers a bland if not sharp spice to the tongue when tasted as a stand-alone spice. But when added just right, makes this chili perfect.
So this is safe food and made to enjoy without the frills. The recipe is located below:
| Sync_ron_icity’s Version |
Staple components for this meal:
3- to 3 and ½ pounds of meat (ground AND stew pieces)
Three 8 ounce cans of tomato sauce
1 8 ounce can of tomato paste
3 sliced in half Roma tomatoes
5 full garlic cloves whole and peeled
2 small onions cut in quarters
Two 8 ounce cans of diced or stewed tomatoes
1 knife-tip drop of ‘special ingredient’ (review soon to be)
1 box of Carroll Shelby’s Original Texas Chili
*patience, skill and an extreme regard for the digestive tracts of loved ones
There is a secret to his chili being the best and without giving away his ‘million-dollar’ idea, I will advise use your best judgment about absorbability and the use of fresh versus canned items. There are ways to ruin a great pot of chili if one of the ingredients is added to early or one is added too late. So with that said sync_ron_icity just advises you tenderize first if individuals with sensitive gums and teeth want to appreciate their meal without frustration. Stew meat is difficult to purchase without having used it in several other preparations before. Learn what works best for you.
In your ceramic 6 quart casserole insert that fits inside a metal slow-cooker element, you can place the cloves of garlic peeled and whole with the onion pieces and fresh spices besides what is in here. He is not pleased about the oregano because this is NOT spaghetti sauce so the added ‘special ingredient’ replaces the distate and accentuates, I mean really accentuates a certain heat . . .
*If any of you wishing to marinate the stew meat in some spices and oil to tenderize can, we do not and sync_ron_icity only braises whatever meat or poultry he will use.
For this slow-cooker preparation, he braised the stew meat in a little canola oil for about 8 minutes flipping once. The pieces were small but for tenderizing, whack with mallet along the grain and pulverize if need be. He drains the fat from this pours the meat into awaiting vegetables of the slow-cooker now filled halfway to the top with the 3 cans (24 ounces of sauce), 2 cans of water, 3 sliced romas, 8 ounces of paste and 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. About thirty minutes later the beans which are 32 ounces (2 16 ounce cans with the chili sauce in there) of chili beans by Bush are followed with browning in cumin or paprika the ground meat of whatever choice you have, we had lean 90% ground round and then adding this to the slow-cooker.
The rest of the creative inspiration is slowly and deliciously congealed by heat and cooking properties that occur in the marriage of vegetables, sauce, meat and beans. As with any marriage the appreciation of this one is not only it the satisfaction it delivers but the process in which it was performed, consumer-driven to succeed in fulfilling the hunger drive ! For about $3.50 you can feed your family of four for at least three days as a cup goes a very long way. Packaging of all material inside and out are recyclable so go ahead stock for winter cold and make it hot, inside !
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