Sunday, February 1, 2015


If heaven has a smell - it is my house.  As my long term readers know, my chili is homemade.  Yesterday I made the pinto beans with chipotle, and my red pepper sauce with cascabel, ancho, and chili arbol - along with a ton of garlic and other seasonings.

This morning I started with some very lean pork which I made in to ground meat in my food processor.  I always add a bit of red sauce during the process to make it easy to chop and add flavor to the pork.  I then cook the pork along with chorizo, diced onions and Cayenne pepper.

Once cooked I start to add the beans.  I eye it for 50 % beans and 50% meat.  Then the stewed tomatoes and a small can of tomato sauce.  I also add a bit of sugar for the acid in the tomatoes.

You will notice - no salt - other than what I used in the beans, red sauce, and came in the chorizo and tomato sauce and stewed tomatoes.


At about 3 p.m. I will start to warm corn tortillas in the red sauce.  I will then pull them out and roll them with a blended cheese - Asadero, Queso Quesadilla, Monterey Jack and Cheddar.  Once the 9 x 13 dish is full, I will cover it in my homemade chile and bake.  It's good.

The funny thing is, I will not watch the game or eat the chili.  I have things to do, and my third respiratory infection in 4 months has me under the weather.  Right now I am only eating light and mild food.  But the family members getting the chili will enjoy it.


Anonymous said...

You ignorant idiot: Put plainly, beans do not belong in chili. And repeated attempts by morons like you to add beans to this regional specialty only reveals your arrogance and ignorance.

BobbyWC said...

wow - you think the real issue is not chili but your emotions.

Now a little lesson in culture - something you seem to lack.

Poor people could not afford meat - poor people through Mexico, and the US historically used beans in their chili-

Can you imagine the arrogance required for you to say only you can decide what is and is not chili - wow nelly

You demonstrate and extraordinary ignorance about culture and people by your comment.

Meat was not widely affordable for the poor until after WWII - beans were a good filler.

I have been eating chili since my dad made it and he always used beans. He died in 1963.

I realize you suffer from delusions of grandeur - but all recipes evolve and change -

chili was historically used around the world to cook with whatever people could afford to buy - whether meat, fish, or vegetables - just because you believe Texas invented the use of chili in cooking does not make it so - people were using chili in cooking thousands of years before Texas even existed.

All dishes have variations - people cook to taste and not our ego.

So take a pill - seek help - and try and find out what is really bothering you - because it is not beans in chili.

Bobby WC