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Sounds Spicy!

Football, unlike most other sports, plays almost exclusively on weekends. If you have the coveted Monday to Friday workweek, then the weekend is the time to kick back with some friends, enjoy your favorite adult beverage, and watch way more football than you actually need, deserved, or even wanted. I also arrange for something delicious to emerge from the kitchen at some point in the festivities. As my partner has referred to my work as confusing and soothing chili, I shall bring you just that; southwest gameday Chili.

2 lbs. ground meat (Venison is best, if you have one of those redneck friends who doesn't mind sitting in a tree, in the cold, at the ass crack of dawn to attain such amazing delicacies. Use beef if you're a traditionalist or turkey if you want to impress the girl you just met at the gym)
1 lrg can tomato sauce
1 med can diced tomatoes undrained
1 sm can tomato paste
1 can corn drained
1 can black beans drained
1 onion diced
1-however many you may need assorted peppers diced (anything from bell to chili [go figure] to jalapeno will do. Use scotch bonnet only if the gym girl isn't over. If she is, use the ones from your garden and you might just have a girlfriend by weeks end.)

Season to taste with, in order of quantity high to low:
Chili powder
red pepper flake
Black pepper
cayenne pepper (again, monitor usage according to gym girl)

Brown meat, and combine all ingredients in a crock pot. Cook on low for at least 4 hours. Garnish with shredded cheddar, sour cream, and Ritz crackers. Every batch may vary slightly, but never stray too far from home base lest you find yourself cutting your ton-ton open with your lightsaber and sleeping in the entrails just to survive the night. Happy gameday!
Not these chili peppers

1 comment:

Osama Bin Jammin said...

I swear - I'm going to make this before the season's done. Maybe Auburn? Harder to make chile seem appropriate in Phoenix.

I'll get some in my mouth this time, too.