Doug's Straight-Ahead Chile Colorado
This is not vegetarian. And it is hot, hot, hot, stuff. It has no beans, either. This is a rough approximation, by the way. I haven't really ever stopped to think about what I put in it until now. So tinker with it.
Stuff That Goes in It:
- 2-3 T. of vegetable oil or bacon grease
- chunks of beef
- 1 medium onion: minced
- 2-3 garlic cloves: smashed
- 1 T. tomato paste
- salt: to taste
- pepper: to taste
- 2-3 T. of real chili powder
- small can of crushed tomatoes
- Doug's Death to Chili Heads Sauce
The Actual Sauce:
- a bag of dried New Mexico chiles, stems removed
- water to cover
- minced garlic
- a bit of salt
What to do:
Serve with good bread (or cornbread, or tortillas), sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados, and scallions...or whatever you want. Plus, refried beans and either Spanish or Yellow rice. If it isn't hot enough, leave a shaker of Doug's Chili Powder on the table along with Death to Chile Heads.
- brown beef and onions in oil
- add garlic, but don't allow it to burn.
- add tomato paste, and brown over lowered heat
- add salt, pepper, chili powder
- add crushed tomatoes (or chicken or beef stock) and simmer the whole business
- in a separate pan, simmer the chiles in water, with the garlic and salt. When soft, pure in a food processor of blender, until smooth and then add the beef. Simmer until tender.
- prior to serving, add in Death to Chile Heads, or let your victims ...uh, guests,...add it to taste...
If it still isn't hot enough...have an operation.