Wednesday, September 30, 2009

John's Chili

You can't beat this on a cold day. Top with all your favorite chili toppings. Choose from Fritos, chopped onions, peppers, grated cheese, sour cream, or get creative!
2 pounds Beef - buffalo - elk - roadkill etc. burger
1 pound sausage
3 envelopes Chili spices & seasonings (I use Shillings)
2 TSP Chili Powder
1 TSP Paprika
Dash of Cumin
Course ground pepper
4 large cans diced tomatoes
1 large can tomato sauce
3 large onions - diced
Fresh garlic
3-4 stalks celery
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
JalapeƱo peppers - to taste, diced small (for Oregon 3-5 for Texas 5-8 peppers)
2 cans each of the following beans - white, black, pinto, red and kidney (drain and rinse beans)
Brown meat with one onion and the garlic in 12 QT pot.
Add all other ingredients - cook on low - stir frequently - 3 - 4 hours.


Big John's Burritos & Supermo Tostada

Our good buddy John frequently makes these burritos for our tailgate parties and if you don't grab one quick you won't get one! Roll them up ahead of time and heat on a griddle if you have one available, or heat in a microwave, or on a skillet.
2 pounds stew meat
Cook meat with onions and garlic to taste for about 5 hrs or until you can shred the meat.
Add (2) envelopes of Burrito spices & seasonings
Mix well.
Fold meat & cheese in small flower burrito shells (soft flour tortillas)
Should make 30 burritos. Can fry or microwave as desired.
Top with any favored sauces and enjoy!

If you're really hungry, try this variation......

Supermo Tostada
Make the burritos above.
Place 2 burritos on plate
Paint on refried beans, then top with favorite goodies'
Guac - sour cream - olives - hot sauce
Onion - lettuce - tomatoes & ranch dressing on top

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Grayce's Chicken Tortilla Casserole

Grayce, a good friend of ours, made this recently for a tailgate party. Everyone loves it, and it's a great make-ahead dish.
5 or 6 chicken breasts (split & cooked)
12 corn tortillas, quartered
1 4 oz.can Ortega green chilis, diced and seeded
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 medium onion, chopped fine
3/4 to 1 cup whole milk
3/4# to 1 # grated sharp cheese
Grease 13 x9 baking dish; mix soup,onion,milk and green chili's. Layer tortillas, chicken, sauce and cheese in casserole. Leave some cheese for the top. Bake at 300 degrees for one hour. Cover with foil. Remove foil and bake 15 minutes longer.
Can be prepared ahead and refrigerated. Does not freeze well.