What's for dinner?

flowerbug

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Sounds good!
i'm not that picky about things and yes, it turned out well. really hard to mess up tex-mex chili IMO.

i'm also used to the more purist forms of chili which see no sign of beans, tomatoes, onions or celery and would lift their noze at green or yellow pepper if it weren't a Hatch chili or some other fine ripened and dried chili. :) alas, Mom has zero tolerance for that so i have to get those at my brother's house or make them myself (and as she normally expresses it "When I'm not here!") :)
 

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I was about to razz you about beans in your chili, lol. But, even though I'm a Texan through and through - I've eaten chili with beans and it was....ok. Somewhere around here I have one of those purist chili recipes...wonder where that is?
 

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the one i use is in my head, adjusted to taste and volume:

either you have fresh chilis or dried ones.

for dried ones you roast them in the oven or toast them in a pan for a bit and then blend them with some water and fresh garlic to make a slurry.

in a pan you take some decent beef (i like beef) and fry it to render some of the fat and get it browned then add a bit of flour. fry it a bit longer to get a bit of a roux.

combine the chili/garlic mix with the meat and simmer as long as you'd like (until the meat is tender).

simple and yum. :)

with fresh chilis you get to skip the blending and can use the garlic as minced or you can blend it with a little water or whatever suits your tastes. the rest is the same, fry the meat, add the chilis/garlic. simmer until done.

now i'm hungry for some of either of these... :)
 

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Beef short ribs.

Mom gave me a bunch to bring home with us. So I smoked some up.
 
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