Archive for the ‘Chili’ Category

Cooking Club Chili (with special dessert!)

05 May

   Thanks to the Millers for hosting another successful and quite tasty Cooking Club, this time (much to the chagrin of my cube-neighbors at work the next day) we explored the world of Chile and came back with some very tasty and extremely varied dishes, including: roasted vegetables, white chili, an award winning chili with apricots in it and our garden salsa based chili.


   After dinner Jeanette and I were told given some “special dessert”, which turned out to be a secret baby shower sprung on us! Thanks everyone, we didn’t have a clue that was going to happen, but it was a fun first “shower” experience for me. Who knew you could have that much fun with a bowl full of rice and safety pins (It’s much less dangerous than it sounds) and a game where you try to identify baby food, which just made me happy I have teeth and can eat other foods (like chili!)

   The baby got some great blankets from Greg, “Brazelton Gal Recommended” books from Paul and Des, and just about everything we need to keep our kid squeaky clean from Jes and Jason. Thanks everybody!

   If you’re looking for the Chili recipes, the recipe section is where you need to go! Also, pictures are up in the gallery


Sallee Superchili

01 Apr

1/4 cup olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped, seeds removed
2 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin powder
1 handful fresh oregano
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
8 dried apricots, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp yellow mustard
16 oz tomato sauce
2 lbs veggie meat crumbles
1 tbsp corn starch
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup beer


Heat oil in large cast iron skillet. Add onions and jalapeno pepper and cook until the onion is transparent.
In a crock pot, combine all remaining ingredients (mix the corn starch into the water first). Add the onions and pepper.
Set crock pot to high for 1 hour, then low for 2 hours.


Morrison Garden Salsa Chili

01 Apr

It’s the classic (medium-hot) Morrison chili recipe made with homemade, Pierson-garden salsa!

1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 Onion, chopped
2 Cloves garlic
1lb Ground Turkey
1 quart homemade salsa (or substitute medium-heat garden salsa)
2 26oz cans concensed Tomato soup
2 15oz cans Kidney Beans
2 15oz cans Spicy Chili Beans
2&1/2 tsp Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Cayenne
1/2 tsp Oregano
3/4 tsp Parsley


Add the olive oil to a pan and sweat the onions and garlic. Add the ground turkey to brown it.
Combine with all remaining ingredients in a large pot and simmer on medium heat for 30 minutes.