Pho - Vietnamese Soup

Pho - Vietnamese Soup
One of our favorite dishes - Pho

Monday, September 27, 2010

Chili with Homemade Stewed Tomatoes

What better way to kick off fall and football season than with a nice big bowl of chili?!  This is excellent served with my Jalapeno and Cheese Cornbread.  I will post that recipe next.  The leftover chili make excellent chili cheese dogs.

3 lbs ground beef
1 diced large yellow onion
1 diced large green pepper
1/4 cup Worcestershire
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp Chili powder
2 cans stewed tomatoes or  homemade (recipe follows)
2 cans chili beans
1 can tomato soup
4 - 8 Tabasco drips
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
1 bay leaf

Prepare a chili station with a variety of the following:

grated cheddar cheese
diced yellow onion
sliced green onions
saltine crackers
sour cream
chopped fresh basil 
chopped fresh cilantro
sliced jalapenos
Tabasco sauce
Worcestershire Sauce

Brown the beef in a very large skillet or pot.  Halfway through cooking add onion and green pepper, salt and pepper to taste.    Towards the end of browning the meat add fresh garlic and mix well.  Season the beef with the powdered garlic, about a tsp of chili powder and 2 tbsp Worcestershire.  When the meat is browned drain the fat.  Transfer the meat mixture into a large pot.  Add the remaining ingredients, mix well.  On medium high heat bring to a boil. stirring frequently.  Once boiling lower heat to low and let simmer for at least 1 hour.  Leftovers are great for chili, cheese dogs the following day.

Serves 10 - 12 people

Stewed Tomatoes:

3 large ripe tomatoes 
1 medium onion finely chopped
2 tbsp finely chopped green bell pepper
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp chopped fresh bail
2 minced garlic cloves

To prepare the tomatoes, cut into wedges or 1/2 inch slices.  Peel tomatoes before cutting if desired.  remove skin easily, dip tomato into boiling water 30 seconds, then into cold water.  Scrape the skin off with blade of knife to help loosen.  Cut the  tomato into dice-sized pieces.  Mix all the ingredients except for a little of the fresh herbs to garnish. Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat.  Simmer about 10 minutes or until tomatoes are soft.  Garnish with herbs.

Serves 4

1 comment:

  1. love your blog found it on face book. am a chef here in boise idaho. i help people with facing weight problems change their dishes to weight watcher dishes. i love this time of year, just when into my garden for carrots and oions, now roasting in my oven with butter and honey ,kiss with spices. smells great . am going to try a couple of yours ,just wanted to say hi and thank you. ralph