The stars at night are big and bright...

The stars at night are big and bright...
The stars at night are big and bright...

Friday, November 7, 2014

Pass the saltines, please!

It's that time again boys and girls. Fall has fell. We've had a Norther and it hit freezing. OK, it was a few days ago and I'm way behind. But I make up for my tardiness with quality.
Start with premium (not too) lean chili meat from Mas Meats. 
For those unaware, Mas Meats is THE ONLY place to buy meat in Wise County. 
You're wasting your money anywhere else. They are heads and shoulders above the competition.
Brown with dried Ancho and Guajillo peppers, yellow onion, sea salt and Slap Ya Mama!
Add 2 quarts of V8 (Brookshire's was cleaned out of Tomato juice), splash of ketchup (to balance the V8 flavor), cumin, clove of garlic, 2 Knorr habanero cubes (bless the day I found these things) and a bottle of  Lazy Magnolia Southern Pecan ale. 40 minutes simmering then a taste test. Something was still missing so I opened a bottle of Ste. Genevieve Red and added a half cup. 
BOOM! Missing link found. Added 16 ounces of water and now the hard part, waiting...
There is no art without suffering.
 FYI for all you preppers out there, a cheap store brand paring knife can pinch hit for a scalpel. 
Bread twisties also make great impromptu finger tourniquets. We've got a pumper!
For you cooks out there, don't try to dice a large yellow onion with a cheap store brand paring knife.
Finished product.
Verdict: Dayum that's good stuff. Great flavor and a nice, slow, lingering burn. Not too spicy, but definitely not for amateurs. And just to be perfectly clear... NO BEANS!

7 comments:

el chupacabra said...

If I'm lyin I'm dyin my mouth is literally watering and I just had smoked ham,browns and pancakes with caramel and whipped cream for breakfast.

Can't wait to try it

RPM said...

It was so good, I ate 4 bowls that night. It was even better the next day when I ate 2 more!

The Donald said...

Far out!

I'm gonna have to make a batch o' chili tomorrow with the cold weather coming.

But, I've gotta confess...I do include beans.

Does that make me a bad person?

RPM said...

Don't know how to break this to you Don... But it doesn't look good on your permanent record.

The Donald said...

Ruh-roh...

The Donald said...

I had already been planning to make a batch my own self this week. I don't think it was quite so gourmet as yours.

Used some fresh Roma tomatoes, some diced canned, Kroger ground chuck, beans in chili sauce, the remnants (about 2 oz) of a jar of Casa Mamita medium salsa that had itself been cut with Herdez salsa verde, my own proprietary blend of chili seasonings (watch out, Pendery's!), and 2 oz of Frontera Cab/Merlot (from Chile, into the chili).

Not bad for a cool-ish day.

RPM said...

Chilean wine in the chili. Well played! Now about them beans...