Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Good Boy Chili

When I make this Chili, it is definitely not chilly at my house.  Ladies, you know what I’m saying?  My man loves this Chili.  He eats is constantly.  He also will put in burritos, eggs and almost anything in the refrigerator that he can warm it up with; he will add this chili to the pan.  He will continue to eat it for days.   This is the ultimate “leftover.”  Given my sassy attitude (on a fairly regular basis) this keeps me out of trouble for not one meal but many in a row and believe me, I need all the help I can get.
Super Simple Ingredients
I made a batch on Sunday except someone ate it.  (Hmm, I wonder who that was?)  Today I am making this Chili again, for another very good boy.  His name is Kyle and for as long as I have known him he is always helping people and an exceptional hard worker.  Kyle is 19.  Last week Kyle was run over while working on a Caltrans project on the coast.  He has been in a coma for over a week.  We are praying and believing for complete and total restoration in spite of major head trauma among other broken parts.  I am sure you can imagine that his family is suffering and practically living at the hospital.  I am really making this for them (and hope that Kyle smells it and awakes from his coma).   In some small way, I hope that a warm home cooked healthy meal can bring them comfort during this very critical time.  *me starting to cry now*   So let me change the subject and start a new paragraph fast...This organic homemade Chili is super good for you.  It has massive protein, very little fat, good source of fiber and lots of vitamin C.  This family needs all of this and more. It is also cool and foggy on the coast so this little dish may warm them right up.  Although, according the  above “theif” it is good anytime anywhere.
In one giant pot: (another reason I love this recipe)
Sauté and brown:
8 cloves of diced garlic diced
1 diced onion
1 diced bell pepper
1 package turkey
Step 1.
Browning
You just dump all in. 
The bad boys!
 Then add:
1 can tomato paste 
1 large can diced tomatoes
4 cans beans (kidney, black, chili and pinto) with all the liquid and beans in each can
1 Serrano pepper chopped (this is one mean bad a$$ pepper, wash your hands after)
1 tablespoon cumin 
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon Celtic sea salt
2 Bay Leaves 
1 cup red wine (yup, I know, what I am thinking? Trust me use about 1 cup or the rest of the bottle from the night before)
10 squirts Worcester sauce (this is when I shake the bottle and it squirts out into the pot, hopefully) 
Stir all together and cover. Bring all to a boil for about 5 minutes, then simmer for as long as want. 
Refrigerate for later or serve.
Top with:
Sour cream
Grated cheddar
Cilantro 
Ta Da!


Or scoop it up with great sour dough bread, tortilla chips or Hawaiian Rolls (my kids fav)....then lick your fingers and repeat.
Please pray for Kyle and his family.  
Please pray for me; that I stay out of trouble for a few days (even though there is will be no Chili in my house).
Peace, Love and Give Your Good Boys a Kiss...A

4 comments:

  1. Kyle and his family are in my prayers.. and I'm sure your chili will be a blessing. ... Baby told me I need some too.

    ReplyDelete
  2. B- I think the baby is a good "boy." Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Alexis. I'm so sorry about your friend. I will be praying for Kyle and making your chili for group tonight.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Trying this fabulous looking pot of chili tonight...perfect weather for it :) Prayers for Kyle always!
    M Taylor

    ReplyDelete