Saturday, December 11, 2010

Eggnog With Coffee and Irish Cream

1 1/2 cups sugar
12 large eggs, lightly beaten
4 cups half-and-half
4 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 1/2 cups chilled strongly brewed coffee
3 cups Irish cream liqueur
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups whipping cream
Garnishes: additional whipped cream, thin chocolate mints
1. Gradually add sugar to eggs in a large glass mixing bowl, whisking until blended. Set aside.

2. Stir together half-and-half, milk, and salt in a Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, 12 to 15 minutes or just until mixture begins to bubble around edges of pan. (Do not boil.)

3. Gradually stir half of hot milk mixture into egg mixture. Stir egg mixture into remaining hot milk mixture in Dutch oven.

4. Cook mixture over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture slightly thickens and a thermometer registers 160° (about 25 to 30 minutes). Remove from heat, and stir 1 minute. Pour mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a serving bowl. Stir in coffee, Irish cream liqueur, and vanilla; let cool 1 hour. Cover and chill at least 4 hours.

5. Beat whipping cream at high speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Fold whipped cream into chilled eggnog, and garnish, if desired.

Spiced Chocolate Eggnog

Serves 12

2 quarts whole milk, plus more if needed
1 3/4 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped and pod reserved
4 cinnamon sticks
12 egg yolks
5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
3 ounces milk chocolate, melted
2 cups heavy cream
1 1/4 cups brandy (optional)
Whole nutmeg, for garnish
Cayenne pepper, for sprinkling
Heat 2 quarts milk, the sugar, salt, vanilla seeds and pod, and cinnamon sticks in a large pot over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves and mixture is heated through. Remove from heat. Let stand for 30 minutes.
Prepare an ice-water bath. Whisk yolks in a medium bowl until pale, about 2 minutes. Whisk 1 cup of milk mixture into yolks in a slow, steady stream. Whisk yolk mixture into remaining milk mixture. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until mixture registers 180 degrees on an instant-read thermometer, about 6 minutes. (Do not boil.)
Remove pot from heat, add melted bittersweet and milk chocolates, and stir until incorporated. Discard vanilla pod and cinnamon sticks. Pour mixture into a large bowl set in ice-water bath, and let cool, stirring often.
Whisk cream until soft peaks form. Pour cooled eggnog into a large serving bowl, and add brandy if using. (Add more milk to eggnog if necessary to reach desired consistency.) Top with whipped cream. Grate nutmeg over top, and sprinkle sparingly with cayenne. Serve immediately with churros on the side if desired.

Read more at Spiced Chocolate Eggnog - Martha Stewart Recipes


4 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
1 pint whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
3 ounces bourbon
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
4 egg whites*
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg yolks until they lighten in color. Gradually add the 1/3 cup sugar and continue to beat until it is completely dissolved. Add the milk, cream, bourbon and nutmeg and stir to combine.

Place the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat to soft peaks. With the mixer still running gradually add the 1 tablespoon of sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.

Whisk the egg whites into the mixture. Chill and serve.

Cook's Note: For cooked eggnog, follow procedure below.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg yolks until they lighten in color. Gradually add the 1/3 cup sugar and continue to beat until it is completely dissolved. Set aside.

In a medium saucepan, over high heat, combine the milk, heavy cream and nutmeg and bring just to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and gradually temper the hot mixture into the egg and sugar mixture. Then return everything to the pot and cook until the mixture reaches 160 degrees F. Remove from the heat, stir in the bourbon, pour into a medium mixing bowl, and set in the refrigerator to chill.

In a medium mixing bowl, beat the egg whites to soft peaks. With the mixer running gradually add the 1 tablespoon of sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Whisk the egg whites into the chilled mixture.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Wonton Soup

1/2 pound boneless pork loin, coarsely
2 ounces peeled shrimp, finely chopped
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine
1 tablespoon light soy sauce 1 teaspoon finely chopped green onion
1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger root
24 (3.5 inch square) wonton wrappers
3 cups chicken stock
1/8 cup finely chopped green onion

1. In a large bowl, combine pork, shrimp, sugar, wine, soy sauce, 1 teaspoon chopped green onion and ginger. Blend well, and let stand for 25 to 30 minutes.
2. Place about one teaspoon of the filling at the center of each wonton skin. Moisten all 4 edges of wonton wrapper with water, then pull the top corner down to the bottom, folding the wrapper over the filling to make a triangle. Press edges firmly to make a seal. Bring left and right corners together above the filling. Overlap the tips of these corners, moisten with water and press together. Continue until all wrappers are used.
3. FOR SOUP: Bring the chicken stock to a rolling boil. Drop wontons in, and cook for 5 minutes. Garnish with chopped green onion, and serve.

Miso Soup

2 teaspoons dashi granules
4 cups water
3 tablespoons miso paste 1 (8 ounce) package silken tofu, diced
2 green onions, sliced diagonally into 1/2
inch pieces

1. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine dashi granules and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and whisk in the miso paste. Stir in tofu. Separate the layers of the green onions, and add them to the soup. Simmer gently for 2 to 3 minutes before serving.

Ravioli Soup

2 cups water
1 cube chicken bouillon
1 pound prepared fresh cheese ravioli
2/3 cup baby spinach leaves
2 fresh mushrooms, sliced 1/4 cup sliced carrot
1/2 cup frozen mixed peas and carrots
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 dash soy sauce
salt and black pepper to taste

1. In a large saucepan, bring water and bouillon cube to a boil. Place ravioli in the pot, and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Mix in spinach, mushrooms, carrot, frozen peas and carrots, olive oil, and soy sauce; cook for 5 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Season with salt and pepper.

Pumpkin Soup

1 2/3 pounds sugar pumpkin -- peeled,
seeded and cubed
2 carrots, coarsely chopped
2 onions, cut into wedges
2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large potato, sliced 1 quart water
3 cubes chicken bouillon, crumbled
1 cup heavy cream
1 1/4 tablespoons ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
salt to taste

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
2. Place pumpkin, carrots and onions in a baking dish or roasting pan. Drizzle with vegetable oil.
3. Bake in preheated oven 40 minutes, until soft but not blackened.
4. In a large pot over medium heat, bring water and bouillon to a boil. Cook potato in simmering water until soft, about 20 minutes.
5. Combine potato and water with roasted vegetables and puree in a blender or food processor or using an immersion blender until smooth. Return to pot over low heat, and stir in cream, nutmeg, pepper and salt. Heat gently; serve.

Squash Soup

6 crookneck squash -- peeled, seeded
and chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 onion, chopped
2 cups cubed processed cheese
salt and pepper to taste

1. Place squash, bell pepper and onion in a large pot with water to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes; drain.
2. Puree vegetables with a blender or food processor. Return to pot over medium heat and stir in cheese until melted. Serve.

Spaghetti Soup

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 pound skinless, boneless chicken
breast halves, cut into cubes
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large carrot, chopped
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups Swanson® Chicken Broth or Swanson® Natural Goodness™
Chicken Broth
1 (10.75 ounce) can Campbell's®
Condensed Tomato Soup
1 cup water
3 ounces uncooked spaghetti, broken into
1 inch pieces
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a saucepot over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until it is browned, stirring often. Remove the chicken.
2. Stir in the remaining oil and heat over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 1 minute. Add the carrots and cook for 1 minute. Add the celery and garlic and cook for 1 minute.
3. Stir in the broth, soup and water. Heat to a boil. Stir in the pasta. Cook for 10 minutes or until pasta is tender. Add the chicken and parsley, if desired, and heat through.

Wedding Soup

1 (4 pound) whole chicken
1 large onion
6 stalks celery with leaves, chopped
9 carrots, sliced
1 sweet potato, cubed
1/2 medium head cabbage, coarsely
2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
2 (6 ounce) cans roasted garlic tomato
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
2 eggs
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Romano cheese

1 (16 ounce) package acini di pepe pasta
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese for

1. In a large stockpot, place the chicken, whole onion and cans of broth. Add enough water to cover the chicken. Bring to a boil and cook until the chicken is falling off of the bones.
2. Remove the chicken from the pot and separate the meat from the bones. Tear chicken into bite sized pieces and return them to the soup pot. Remove the onion from the broth, chop and return to the pot. Add the celery, carrots, sweet potato and cabbage. Stir in the tomato paste.
3. In a medium bowl, combine the ground beef, eggs, bread crumbs and Romano cheese. Mix well with your hands then form into walnut sized balls. Add the balls to the soup. Continue to cook the soup for an additional hour, or until vegetables are tender.
4. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Serve the soup over pasta and top each bowl with a generous pinch of grated Parmesan cheese.

Jalapeno Soup

6 cups chicken broth
2 cups chopped celery
2 cups chopped onion 1 teaspoon garlic salt
2 pounds cubed Cheddar cheese
1 cup diced jalapeno chile pepper

1. Place broth, celery, onion and garlic salt in a large saucepan over high heat, and cook until mixture thickens, 10 minutes.
2. Remove from heat, stir in cheese, and puree in a food processor or with an immersion blender until smooth. Return to pot.
3. Stir in jalapenos and heat through. Serve.

Reuben Soup

1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped celery
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups water
4 cubes beef bouillon 8 ounces shredded corned beef
1 cup sauerkraut, drained
3 cups half-and-half cream
3 cups shredded Swiss cheese
8 slices rye bread, toasted and cut into

1. In a large saucepan, cook onion and celery in butter until tender; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in water and bouillon, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 5 minutes.
2. Stir in corned beef, sauerkraut, cream, and 1 cup of the cheese. Cook and stir for 30 minutes or until slightly thickened.
3. Preheat broiler.
4. Ladle soup into 8 ovenproof bowls. Top each serving with a slice of bread and sprinkle 1/4 cup of the cheese on top of each slice of bread. Place in oven under broiler until the cheese melts and lightly browns.

BLT Soup

3 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
3 cups cubed French bread
1 pound sliced bacon, diced
2 cups finely chopped celery
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons sugar 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
5 cups chicken broth
1 (16 ounce) jar picante sauce
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 cups shredded lettuce

1. In a Dutch oven or large saucepan, heat butter and oil over medium heat. Add the bread cubes; stir until crisp and golden brown. Remove and set aside. In the same pan, cook bacon until crisp. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup drippings; set bacon aside.
2. Saute celery and onion in drippings until tender. Add sugar; cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in flour; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add broth, picante sauce, tomato sauce and pepper; bring to a boil. Boil and stir for 2 minutes. Just before serving, add lettuce and heat through. Garnish with the croutons and bacon.

Broccoli Cheese Soup

4 cups chicken broth
1 cup water
1 cup half-and-half
4 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon dried onion flakes
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 cups broccoli florets

1. In a large pot over medium high heat, combine the broth, water, half-and-half, cheese, flour, onion flakes and ground black pepper. Whisk all together to break up any lumps.
2. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Stir in the broccoli and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until broccoli is tender.

Broccoli Soup

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
2 (10 ounce) packages chopped frozen
broccoli, thawed 1 potato, peeled and chopped
4 cups chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan, and saute onion and garlic until tender. Mix in broccoli, potato, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes, until vegetables are tender.
2. With a hand mixer or in a blender, puree the mixture until smooth. Return to the saucepan, and reheat. Season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper.

Garbage Soup

1 pound lean ground beef
6 potatoes, diced
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 onion, chopped
1 cup chopped celery
1 (10.5 ounce) can beef broth 2 cups mixed vegetables
salt and pepper to taste
1/8 tablespoon dried rosemary
1/8 tablespoon dried thyme
1/4 tablespoon dried basil
1/2 pound bacon - cooked and crumbled

1. In a large stock pot place beef, potatoes, tomatoes, onion, celery, broth and vegetables. Add enough water to cover ingredients, cover pot and cook over medium heat for 1 hour or until vegetables are soft and beef is cooked through.
2. Season to taste with salt and pepper, rosemary, thyme and basil. Add bacon bits, stir and serve.

Toscana Soup

12 links spicy pork sausage, sliced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3/4 cup diced onion
1 1/4 teaspoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons chicken soup base 4 cups water
2 potatoes, halved and sliced
2 cups sliced kale
1/3 cup heavy cream

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
2. Place sausage links on a baking sheet and bake 25 minutes, or until cooked through. Slice into 1/2 inch slices.
3. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Saute onions until translucent; add garlic and cook 1 minute.
4. Stir in broth, water and potatoes; simmer 15 minutes.
5. Reduce heat to low and add sausage, kale and cream; simmer until heated through and serve.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

1 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
3 cups chicken broth
1 (14.5 ounce) can Mexican diced
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken
breast meat - cubed
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
1/4 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
Tortilla chips

1. In a large saucepan, combine the first six ingredients; bring to a boil. Add chicken. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 4-6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into soup.
2. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Top servings with cheese and cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips if desired.

Tortilla Soup

1 medium tomato, quartered
1 (14.5 ounce) can whole peeled
tomatoes with juice
1 small onion, quartered
1 garlic clove
2 (10.5 ounce) cans condensed chicken
broth, undiluted
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
6 (6 inch) corn tortillas
1/4 cup cooking oil
Sour cream
Shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack

1. Place tomatoes, onion and garlic in a blender or food processor; blend until smooth. Transfer to a large saucepan. Add the chicken broth and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Cut tortillas into 1/4-in. strips; fry in hot oil until crisp and brown. Drain. Ladle soup into bowls; top with tortilla strips, sour cream and cheese.

Chili con Carne

6 pounds dried pinto beans
3/8 cup salt
20 pounds lean ground beef
1 pound chopped onions
4 cloves garlic, minced
6 quarts canned peeled and diced tomatoes
2 quarts tomato paste
1 1/3 cups chili powder
3 tablespoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper


1. Wash and sort pinto beans. Bring 3 gallons of water to boil in a 6 gallon pot. Pour in beans, return to a boil and cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 1 hour. Stir in salt and simmer until tender, 90 minutes. Drain and set aside.
2. Brown beef with onions and garlic over medium high heat in same pot or enormous skillet. Combine meat mixture, tomatoes, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, pepper and cooked beans in 6 gallon pot; stir; cover and simmer 1 hour.

Green Pork Chili


2 red onions, chopped
1 pound tomatillos, husked, rinsed, and halved
3 jalapenos, stemmed, seeded and halved
2 garlic cloves
4 tablespoons canola oil
2 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch cubes
5 cups chicken stock
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
10 flour tortillas, warmed


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large bowl, toss the onions, tomatillos, jalapenos, and garlic with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and spread on a baking sheet. Roast until soft and starting to brown, about 20 to 30 minutes, stirring twice during roasting.

Meanwhile, in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat, add the oil and heat. Brown the pork, in batches, until well-browned. When browned, add all of the pork back to the pan and cover with chicken stock. Add the roasted vegetables, cover the pan and place in the oven. Cook until the pork is very tender, about 1 1/2 hours.
While pork is cooking, place the cilantro in a food processor. Add 2 tablespoons of water and puree. Remove the pork from the oven and stir in the cilantro puree. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Serve with warm flour tortillas.

New Mexico Pork Chili


1/2 cup canola oil, divided
2 fresh jalapeno peppers, stems removed
1 pound ground pork
1 tablespoon butter
1 medium white onion, diced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 (28-ounce) can green enchilada sauce
1 (7-ounce) can green salsa
1 quart water
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, leaves chopped
1/2 lime, juiced
2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water, for slurry, if needed
Cooked rice, for serving


In a 4 quart pot, heat 1/4 cup of the canola oil over medium heat. Add the jalapenos and saute for 1 minute. Stir in the ground pork and cook until evenly brown. Remove the pork and jalapenos from the pot to a bowl and set aside. In the same pot used to cook the meat, add the remaining 1/4 cup of the canola oil, butter, and onion. Cook for 2 minutes or until the onion starts to soften. Stir in the salt, cumin, paprika, cayenne, and black pepper and cook until the onion is soft. Mix in the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Reduce the heat to low. Sprinkle the flour over the onion and garlic and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Slowly pour the enchilada sauce into the onion mixture, whisking constantly to prevent lumps from forming. Mix in the green salsa and water. Return the cooked pork and jalapenos to the pot. Increase the heat to medium and slowly bring the chili to a boil. When the chili boils, reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Before serving remove from heat and stir in the chopped cilantro and lime juice. The consistency should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, if not simmer longer or thicken with a little cornstarch slurry.

Venison Chili


4 strips bacon, diced
2 1/2 pounds leg or shoulder of venison, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped green bell peppers
2 garlic cloves crushed
1 cup Cabernet Sauvignon or other dry red wine
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 (16-ounce) can chopped tomatoes
1 cup beef stock
Salt and pepper
1 cup grated Sonoma Jack cheese


In a large saucepan, cook the bacon until the fat is rendered, 4 to 6 minutes. Remove the bacon using a slotted spoon and transfer to paper-lined plate to drain. Add the venison to the hot oil in the pan and cook, stirring occasionally and in batches if necessary, until well seared. Remove from the pan and set aside. Add the onions, bell peppers and garlic and saute over medium-low heat until tender. Stir in the wine and the tomato paste. Bring the mixture to a boil. Stir in the dry spices, chopped tomatoes and the beef stock. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Simmer uncovered for 35 to 45 minutes, or until the sauce is very thick and flavorful. Add the venison to the pot and cook, stirring, until just cooked through and hot, 3 to 4 minutes. Check the seasoning and serve with the grated cheese.

New Mexico Pork Chili Verde


New Mexico Pork Chili Verde
8 whole tomatillo
4 each Garlic cloves
1 cup Fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
41/2 oz Green chilies, chopped
2 tablespoon Olive oil
3 1/2 lb pork tenderloin cut into bite-size pieces
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Black pepper, freshly ground
2 each yellow onions, chopped
1 each Large green bell pepper, seeded, chopped
2 each Jalapeno pepper, seeded, minced
1 tablespoon Ground cumin
2 teaspoon Dried oregano
2 cup Canned chicken broth, low sod


A savory sauce made from cilantro, greenchilies, and tomatillos gives this versatiledish a nice green hue. Tomatillos look likesmall green tomatoes and usually comewith a papery husk attached. Serve with agreen salad and fresh corn bread. Recipemay be frozen and halved.
Preheat broiler. With a sharp knife, makea small X on base of each tomatillo. Spreadtomatillos and unpeeled garlic cloves ona baking sheet lined with foil, and placethem about 6 inches under broiler. Broiluntil tomatillos are blistered in severalspots, about 5 minutes (X in skin shouldhelp keep tomatillos from bursting loudlyin broiler, but don’t worry if they do). Turntomatillos and garlic cloves over and broiluntil other side of tomatillos blister andthey’re soft to the touch, 3 to 4 minuteslonger. Remove baking sheet from ovenand let cool.
When tomatillos and garlic are coolenough to handle, peel garlic. Placetomatillos, garlic, cilantro, and chilies ina blender or food processor. Pulse untilingredients are blended and finely minced,the texture of applesauce. Set aside.
Heat olive oil in a large stockpot overmedium-high heat. Season pork cubeswith salt and pepper and add cubes to pot.Saute pork until cubes are browned on allsides, then use a slotted spoon to transferthem to a bowl; set aside. Don’t overcrowdpork ? you may need to cook it in twobatches, about 5 to 6 minutes per batch.
If needed, pour off all but 1 Tbsp. offat left in pot. Add onions, reduce heat tomedium-low, and cook, stirring frequently,until onions are soft and translucent, about8 minutes. Add bell pepper and jalape?osand cook for about 5 minutes more, stirringfrequently.
Return pork to pot, sprinkle with cuminand oregano, and cook, stirring constantly,for 2 minutes. Add tomatillo mixture topot along with chicken broth and stir tocombine. Bring mixture to a boil overmedium-high heat. Reduce heat to lowand simmer, uncovered, until pork is verytender, about 2 hours.
Serve chili in deep bowls. If desired,serve lime wedges and warmed flourtortillas or corn bread on side plates andchopped cilantro and sour cream in sidebowls.

Three Bean Chili Recipe


2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 medium onions, chopped
1 medium red pepper, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 large jalapeno pepper (seeded, de-veined and chopped)
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup beer
2 16 oz. cans diced tomatoes
1 14 oz. can black beans
1 16 oz. can dark red kidney beans
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 can vegetarian refried beans with chiles


In a large pot, add olive oil and warm over medium heat. Add onion, peppers, and garlic. Saute for 5 minutes or until softened. Add beer and stir well. Add tomatoes, black beans and kidney beans, stirring well to combine. Add cumin, chili powder, hot sauce and salt. Stir in refried beans to thicken chili. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.

Vegetarian Chili Recipe


3 Tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
8 large garlic cloves, chopped
2 19 oz. cans red kidney beans
2 19 oz. cans dark red kidney beans
1 envelope taco seasoning or 1/4 cup taco seasoning
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 15oz can tomato sauce
3 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
1 6oz can tomato paste


Heat oil in heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic. Saute about 8 minutes or until onions are translucent. Add beans, taco seasoning, basil, oregano, and thyme. Stir 2 minutes. Mix in tomato sauce, chicken broth and tomato paste. Simmer until thickened to desired consistency, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking, about 1 and a half hours. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until cold then reheat over low when ready to serve.

Texas Chili


2 tablespoons dried oregano
2 tablespoons sweet paprika
2 tablespoons whole coriander
1 tablespoon cumin seed
3 tablespoon chili powder
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 onions, chopped
3 pounds beef chuck, cut into 1-inch cubes
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 canned chipotle chile, chopped
1/2 jalapeno pepper, chopped
1 (28-ounce) cans whole tomatoes, hand crushed
1 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons masa harina
1/2 tablet Mexican chocolate (about 1 1/2 ounces)
Grated queso fresco, for garnish
Green onion leaves, for garnish
Advocado wedges, for garnish


In a small dry skillet over low heat add the oregano, paprika, coriander, cumin, and chili powder. Cook until they begin to smell, about 2 minutes. Put the spices into a spice mill or food processor and grind until they are powdered. Set aside.

Heat a large heavy bottomed casserole over medium heat; add 3 tablespoons olive oil and the onions. Cook until the onions are soft and beginning to caramelize, about 10 minutes. Pat the beef dry and season it with salt and pepper. Add it to the pot and cook, stirring frequently, until it has browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of the toasted spice mix, the garlic, chipotle, jalapeno, tomatoes, cinnamon stick, and sugar. Season with salt and stir well. Add some hot water until the meat is just covered with liquid. Return to the boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 1 1/2 hours. Remove the meat and shred it with a fork. Return it to the pot, stir in the masa harina and chocolate, and cook for another 10 minutes, uncovered, to thicken. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve with the queso fresco,chopped green onions, and lime for garnish

Caddo Chili

3 lbs. lean beef chuck roast (chili grind)
5-6 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons cumin
1 tablespoon Mexican oregano
2 15-oz. cans beef broth
1 12-oz. water
1 10-oz. can Rotel tomatoes
1 Large purple onion, chopped fine
1 16-oz. can Hunt’s tomato sauce
1 beef bouillon cube
3-4 pieces of Hickory-smoked type thin bacon, cooked crisp, reserve grease


After cooking bacon slices in your Dutch oven, remove bacon and set aside. On high heat, add chopped purple onion and cook until soft in bacon grease. Add beef chuck roast (chili grind) and brown thoroughly. Add the bacon, crumbled into fine pieces, into the mixture. Mix all dry ingredients together and add, then immediately follow with the remaining canned items and the water. Bring to a low- medium boil, uncovered, and cook for 1 ½ hours, stirring frequently.

Add 2-3 tbsp. corn starch mixed with water to thicken. Cook this mixture until it reaches desired thickness. Add additional water if needed while cooking. Taste, then re-season with salt, black pepper and addition cayenne for more heat, if needed, until your eyes start to twitch or tear up.

This is best when prepared the day before, refrigerated overnight, and then brought back to piping hot right before serving. Serve with warm basket corn Tortillas chips. Garnish graded Cheddar and chopped fresh cilantro.

Cincinnati Chili

10 ounces uncooked spaghetti
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound ground turkey breast
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 jar (26 to 28 ounces) chunky vegetable-style tomato pasta sauce
1 can (15 to 16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons chili powder

Cook and drain spaghetti as directed on package.
While spaghetti is cooking, heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook turkey, onion and garlic in oil 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until turkey is no longer pink.
Stir pasta sauce, beans and chili powder into turkey mixture; reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve sauce over spaghetti.
Makes 5 servings (1 cup chili and 1 cup spaghetti each)

My Favorite - White Chicken Chili

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
3 cans (14 oz each) chicken broth
2 cans (15 oz each) cannellini beans, drained
2 cans (4.5 oz each) Old El Paso® chopped green chiles, drained
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Dash ground red pepper (cayenne), if desired
1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (6 oz)
Chopped fresh cilantro, if desired

In 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion, garlic and chicken; cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink.
Stir in remaining ingredients except cheese and cilantro. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 to 15 minutes to blend flavors, stirring occasionally.
To serve, spoon chili into soup bowls. Top each serving with cheese and cilantro

Enchilada Chili

1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained
1 can (10 oz) Old El Paso® enchilada sauce
1 1/2 cups Green Giant® Niblets® frozen whole kernel corn (from 1-lb bag)
1 can (15 oz) spicy chili beans in sauce
1 cup chile cheese-flavored corn chips, if desired

In 4-quart saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is brown; drain.
Stir tomatoes, enchilada sauce and corn into beef. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir in beans. Cook 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle individual servings with corn chips.

Spaghetti and Pinto Bean Chili

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
3 cups water
1/2 cup taco sauce
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cans (10 ounces each) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
4 ounces uncooked spaghetti, broken into thirds (1 1/2 cups)
1 can (15 to 16 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
Sour cream, if desired
Jalapeño chilies, if desired

Heat oil in 4-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook onion and bell pepper in oil 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until crisp-tender.
Stir in remaining ingredients except spaghetti and beans. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer uncovered 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir in spaghetti and beans. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium. Cook uncovered 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until spaghetti is tender. Garnish each serving with sour cream and jalapeño chilies.

Chipotle Turkey Chili

3/4 lb lean ground turkey
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
1 cup Green Giant® frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
1 can (15 oz) cannellini beans, undrained
1/2 cup Progresso® chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce (from 7-oz can), finely chopped
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/3 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend (1 1/3 oz)

In 4-quart saucepan, cook turkey, onion and garlic over medium-high heat 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until turkey is no longer pink; drain.
Stir in corn, beans, broth, salt and chile. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium; cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes to blend flavors, stirring occasionally.
Stir in 1/4 cup of the sour cream and 1/4 cup of the cilantro. Serve with remaining 1/4 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup cilantro and the cheese.