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Recipes!!!

Postby mmichaelson » Tue Jan 18, 2005 1:57 pm

Ok, so my husband and I are on a special diet (ala The Yeast Syndrome) and can have basically only meat, plain yogurt, certain veggies, and eggs for the next four and a half weeks. Let me tell you, for a girl who adores pasta and chocolate, this is killing me! I can't even have a cake on my birthday! :(

But that's beside the point. I am looking for a recipe for chili that I can make for Sean, and since there wasn't a recipe thread (that I could find) I thought I'd start one.

I managed to make a soup for myself using carrots, celery, bell pepper, onion, cabbage, tomato, water, and browned sirloin with sage, salt, pepper, and basil that tastes pretty darn good and is legal by our diet's standards. But Sean is wanting chili in a bad way, and I was wondering if anyone knew any simple recipes for home-made chili without beans.

Thanks, and I guess we can have fun sharing recipes now!
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Re: Recipes!!!

Postby lioness » Tue Jan 18, 2005 2:09 pm

here's a receipe i've used i the past. it's a little time consuming but should definitely be worth satisfying the chili craves w/o the beans. enjoy!!! :D

3 white onions, quartered
8 tomatillos, peeled and washed
4 tomatoes, quartered
8 cloves garlic, peeled
1/2 pound ancho chiles, stemmed, seeded, and de-veined
1/2 pound gaujillo chiles, stemmed, seeded, and de-veined
1 quart chicken stock
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon ground mustard seed
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
1 (1 1/2 to 2 pound) flank steak or brisket
2 cups water
12 tortillas
Shredded Monterey jack

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.

On a sheet tray or baking pan, place onion, tomatillos, tomatoes, and garlic and drizzle with olive oil. Place under the broiler or roast in a preheated 500 degree F oven until the vegetables start to get a little charred on the outside. Remove and set aside. On another sheet tray or baking pan, place the dried chiles, and toast in a 500 degree F oven for 1 minute or until the chiles start to release some smoke. Remove and plunge in to bowl with hot water and set aside.

In a blender, begin pureeing the chiles and roasted vegetables in batches with chicken stock until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

In a saute pan, toast the cumin, coriander, and mustard for 3 minutes or until they start to smoke. Remove from pan and place in a small mixing bowl. Add the olive oil, salt, and pepper, to make a paste. Rub this paste all over the piece of flank steak and allow to marinate for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Preheat a grill or grill pan on high.

Grill the flank steak for 3 minutes on each side. Place the flank steak in a roasting pan and pour the pureed chile sauce over it. Add 2 cups of water, cover with foil, and cook in the oven for 1 hour until the meat becomes flaky.

Remove the meat from the pan, shred the meat, and reserve the sauce. Place 6 of the tortillas onto a baking sheet. Put a small amount of the shredded meat on the tortilla and spoon over some of the sauce. Top with some cheese. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Bake for 5 minutes and serve.
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Re: Recipes!!!

Postby OperaTenor » Tue Jan 18, 2005 2:11 pm

You're from TEXAS and you don't know how to make chili?!!

Heaven forefend!

:D

Sorry, I don't have a good recipe for chili, either...
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Re: Recipes!!!

Postby mmichaelson » Tue Jan 18, 2005 2:14 pm

OT, I am from Texas and have lived here a cumulative of 20 years, but I have also lived in Arkansas, Louisiana, and South Carolina. :)
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Re: Recipes!!!

Postby mmichaelson » Tue Jan 18, 2005 2:15 pm

(and no, that does NOT mean the gumbo snaps at you!)

;)
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Re: Recipes!!!

Postby OperaTenor » Tue Jan 18, 2005 2:32 pm

Got in another post just for that parenthetical bit, eh?

What some people won't do to hit that next chair threshold...

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Re: Recipes!!!

Postby mmichaelson » Tue Jan 18, 2005 2:37 pm

Oh, like you're so innocent mister!
:D
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Re: Recipes!!!

Postby barfle » Tue Jan 18, 2005 2:41 pm

OT, I can see how you're itching to hit 4k.

But to return to the topic, I've always thought that chili needed either beef or beans or both, but if it had neither it wouldn't be chili. Not that I have a recipe, since it doesn't involve charcoal.
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Re: Recipes!!!

Postby mmichaelson » Tue Jan 18, 2005 2:56 pm

LOL. Barfle, we can have beef, but just not the beans yet.
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Re: Recipes!!!

Postby OperaTenor » Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:10 pm

Hi Barfle,

I think I might actually be getting complacent about hitting the next milestone. :D
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Re: Recipes!!!

Postby BigJon » Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:11 pm

Authentic chili has no beans. <puts on FRS>

My recipe:
Stew beef cut into chunks the thickness of a french fry, lightly browned on a skillet
Per pound of beef I add:
One large can of chunk tomatoes
One small can of pearl onions
One diced green pepper, when I'm in the mood
15-20 cloves of garlic, diced and lightly sautéed
7-8 small chilli peppers, diced
Two teaspoons of Emeril's Southwest Essence
5 drops of liquid smoke
Add water as needed to cover contents in pot and let simmer for at least 4 hours.
Add ground pepper to taste

To cut fat, I sometimes replace half the beef with equal weight of ground turkey. Use a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds to give the turkey a beefier flavor.

Now I can survive most any spicy food, but my family cannot, so I add heat at the table. If I have Sambal Olek from Indonesia, I use that. If not I add Crystal hot sauce, lots and lots of Crystal hot sauce.

Serve with rice, bread or cornbread for a hearty, spicy meal.

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Re: Recipes!!!

Postby barfle » Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:23 pm

Don't you just love it when your lunch bites back?
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Re: Recipes!!!

Postby mmichaelson » Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:26 pm

oh wow, I can modify that and have it!

Thanks Barfle!

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Re: Recipes!!!

Postby Trumpetmaster » Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:30 am

Saxy Buff - I love Gumbo. Is it possible to send me the recipe?
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Re: Recipes!!!

Postby rwcrooks » Wed Jan 19, 2005 9:12 am

Gumbo ... I love Gumby, especially the Eddie Murphy version.
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Re: Recipes!!!

Postby Trumpetmaster » Wed Jan 19, 2005 9:45 am

Rich,
Might you have had a bit too many Milwaukee Brewskies???
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Re: Recipes!!!

Postby mmichaelson » Wed Jan 19, 2005 9:50 am

LOL. Howard, I will bring my recipe tomorrow (hopefully I'll remember). It's for chicken and sausage gumbo, not seafood, so I hope that's ok.
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Re: Recipes!!!

Postby OperaTenor » Wed Jan 19, 2005 10:09 am

My wife makes a pretty mean gumbo. I've had a couple of variations of it so far, and my only complaint has been that it doesn't seem to keep very long. ;)
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Re: Recipes!!!

Postby Trumpetmaster » Wed Jan 19, 2005 10:11 am

Saxy Buff - Thanks. I'll have to find the time now to make it. Problem is I'm not a good cook. Chicken and Sausage Gumbo is fine. Much appreciated!!
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Re: Recipes!!!

Postby piqaboo » Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:07 pm

Howard K -
If the directions are detailed enough and you can read to follow them, you should be fine even if you never cooked before. Gumbo is very forgiving!
(most food is, actually!)
Altoid - curiously strong.
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