Saturday, February 11, 2012

Chili Today and Hot Tamalie?

Yes, it is cool today and will be down right cold tonight. We have to protect our plants outside at least two more nights. Then maybe we can fold up all the protective sheets and put that stuff away until next winter. I know that March can have a cold snap, but the plants will have to take care of themselves. I am ready for hummingbirds! Just need to put out the feeder.

I know I promised Memaw's Family Tree for today, but I decided not to publish it here. Privacy reasons, since this is the World Wide Web. If you want her copy, you must send me a message to my email address or as a comment here. Then I will email it to you. So that means we are back to her recipes in Just Plain Cooking:

Chili (Memaw's)

1 pound chili ground meat
1 medium onion (chopped)
1 clove garlic (minced)
1 can whole tomatoes
1 can kidney beans
1 can tomato sauce
1 can (4 ounces) chopped chilies
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon ground oregano

Brown meat, onions, and garlic in Dutch oven or large sauce pan until all the redness is out of the meat. Add all other ingredients and simmer about 45 minutes. Add a little water if too thick.

Microwave Instructions:
Combine meat, onions, and garlic in a 2 quart casserole. Microwave at High for 4 or 5 minutes or until meat is no longer red. Drain. Add remaining ingredients. Blend well and cover. Microwave at Power level 8 for 10 minutes. Stir. Microwave uncovered at Power level 8 for 7 minutes longer.

(Noticed Memaw wrote "uncovered" at the end of the Microwave instructions. I personally would use my plastic microwave heating dome with air vents , since I am not a fan of cleaning the inside of my microwave. And Chili can splatter! So that is Chili today and tomorrow.)



1 comment:

Wendy said...

Daddy used to say, "Chili today, hot tamale!" I'm emailing you for the family tree!