Hello, Chef Kiril here!
In case ya missed the last recipe, from 2010, here it is:
Before that there was this, in 2007, my most famous recipe to date!Mad Macedonian's Crockpot Roast du Bachelor
Yes, it's been almost 3 years since I last subjected you, dear reader, to my culinary skills but, now that I am in Texas and Houston, one of the most dining and food pre-occupied cities in Texas, it is time that I join the fray.
This 2009 post was my attempt to explain my cooking bonafides.
Which brings me to yesterday's cooking effort: the best Texas Chili you never tasted!
There is also the International Chili Society (ICS), located in San Juan Capistrano, CA.
CASI & CSI have been in existence since the 60's and the top cook-off championships are connected with them.
In Texas to bean or not to bean your Chili is a debate as fractious and complex as any folks here have over BBQ, if not more so.
You are just as likely to get beaned, by someone, whichever side you take, so be careful out there!
My first effort has beans....so sue me!
This all started a couple of days ago when a lady came through my cash register at the Walmart I work at here, in Houston; she was buying cans of Wolf Brand Chili and, in response to my question about whether it was made with real wolves, she said she was going to get some hot dogs and make some chili.
A light bulb went on, in my formerly southern Californian head, and I said, "I can do that!"
Mad Houstonian Texas Chili #1
Yesterday I went to the market, came home and set to work.
I tossed into my 4.5 qt slow cooker the following:
4 15 oz. cans - Wolf Brand Chili/Turkey with Beans
2 14.5 oz. cans - Hunt's Diced Tomatoes/No Salt Added
8 - Chicken Franks/Chopped
23 oz. of water using one of the Wolf cans.
1 package - Crock Pot Original Chili Seasoning Mix
Then I mixed and stirred, set the timer to high for 4 hours and prayed.
Looks good, don't ya agree?
The fact that I am sitting here sharing this story is proof that it was absolutely delicious!
But, what do I know? I am just a former, life-long, Californian, who has only recently celebrated one year in Texas. :-D
OK, now pardon me while I go prepare for who knows what in response to this post, hee, hee!