Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Blogstyle Iron Chef--Chili Challenge

Heidi over at Sacred and Profane has come up with a great idea....if you have ever watched the Food Network, there is a show called Iron Chef, or Iron Chef America. Two chefs compete to see who can come up with the best recipes from a certain ingredient given to them.
Well, Heidi has decided that it would be fun to do that "blogstyle"....and I totally agree. I always need inspiration to cook. Every month bloggers everywhere are challenged to post a recipe based on the ingredient or type of food Heidi decides upon. This week the category is CHILI! Then you link back to her site and she will pick three recipes at random for people to try that month and to vote on for who has the best recipe.... Doesn't that sound like fun? and delish too! So here is my recipe for came out of a book my mom made for me soon after we got married with recipes that she always made for us growing up....
CHILI-Oklahoma Style
4 pounds ground sirloin
olive oil or butter
2 cans (6 oz each) tomato paste. thinned with water
3 cups onions, chopped (about 3 to 4 medium ones)
3/4 cup green pepper, chopped (1 medium size)
2 to 10 cloves of garlic, minced...(to taste)..I like a lot
3 T chili powder
1 T ground cumin
1 T ground oregano
1/2 tsp basil
In a 4 quart pot, cook meat in a little olive oil or butter (or a blend of the two) until no longer pink. Drain excess fat.
Add remaining ingredients and simmer 2 to 3 hours with the lid on....Serve!
If you want to play along, visit Heidi's blog to submit your name for the contest...or just make the three recipes she will decide upon soon and vote for the one you like most!!!


He And Me + 3 said...

Just using butter made it sound yumo to me. I am Paula Dean when it comes to butter. LOL
I am terrible in the kitchen, but maybe these recipes will help that area out a bit. One can dream.

heidi said...

Very interesting - there's no beans in your chili! LOL Looks yummy, though!

Thanks for playing along!

Lisa said...

Mmm yummy!! That sounds great for a cold and chilly day. I must agree with Mimi... I am like Paula Deen when it comes to butter too (lol).

Jennifer said...

Great idea.... Sounds good, I will try yours for sure.
BTW-I love the new picture of the boys :)


The Thompson's said...

That sounds pretty good, but I just cant imagine a chili wothout my beans in there. I loves me some beans!

heidi said...

Your recipe was chosen randmoly to be in the Iron Chef challenge. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on being picked! Looks like a yummy recipe. Gotta try it!

heidi said...

I swear I left a comment that you were picked in the contest as a finalist? Well, ya were. :-)