Archive for September, 2009

Low and slow goes along with Chili too and I’ll be tying it in with the rest of the blog under Chili | Meat…

Spicy Pickled Carrots

These spicy pickled carrots are not exactly a side dish, they are very strongly flavored so they are usually eaten in small amounts along with the main dish. Spicy pickled carrots add a wonderful zing of flavor to any meal.

Lentil Chili??? (Never again!)

Found this recipe out on the Net – sounded good enough I slightly “tweaked” it and will be making a batch real soon. (I did – see below)… LENTIL CHILI Lentils make great chili. Unlike beans, they don’t need to be soaked first, so you can make this dish more spontaneously than traditional chili. If […]

Chili using London Broil

Some time ago I cooked off a very large London Broil on the grill using the offset heat/smoke method one would use for good brisket or ribs. It turned out OK – but immediately decided I was going to get a pot of chili out of a little over half of it.

Global Warming the Asian way! (Chili oil)

Global Warming the Asian way! (But its still about chili).. My career in the Navy took me completely around the world 5 1/2 times, but most of my time overseas was spent in the Western Pacific (WestPac) where I found many, many kindred souls who loved spicy foods. From Korean “Kim Chee” to their hot […]

Hot & Spicy Jalapeño Spread

Hot & Spicy Jalapeño Spread – think “hot dog relish with a KICK!”

Chili Pot Pie?

OK, so winter will come back around – I’ve got several “bricks” of good chili set up in the freezer – what’s next? I know, Chili Pot Pie!

Chili Gravy

“The lifeblood of old-fashioned Tex-Mex, chili gravy is a cross between Anglo brown gravy and Mexican chili sauce. It was invented in Anglo-owned Mexican restaurants.” — Robb Walsh

Huevos Rancheros – Emril style

This year we are using quite a bit of pepper jack cheese around the old Pondee. Wouldn’t you know Emril Lagasse beat us to it when it came to Huevos Rancheros using pepper jack in place of our normal fare – gotta try this one again soon!

TexMex Meatloaf

Meatloaf is one dish that just begs for the title “comfort food” and fits *any* time of year perfectly. Of course, I just HAVE to kick it up a notch with Chili & Cumin powder, jalapeños, cayenne pepper and some refried beans.