Sunday, November 22, 2009

Frito Boats with Tex-Mex Chili

1 pound ground beef
2 bell peppers, diced
1 onion, diced
1 14oz. can diced tomatoes
1 can rotel brand diced tomatoes and chilies
2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
2 tblsp. new mexico chile powder
2 teas. paprika
1 tblsp. granulated garlic
1 tblsp. pasilla chile powder
1 tblsp. cumin
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 bottle good quality beer
salt to taste
1 cup corn(optional)
cheddar cheese, grated

Make It:
Heat a large pot over medium heat. Add meat brown breaking up meat with your spoon. Once meat is browned, drain off half of the grease, add peppers and onions. Stir and brown until softened. Add beer and allow to reduce by half. Add seasonings, tomatoes, rotel, corn and black beans, stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for an hour. Place two handfuls of fritos in a bowl, top with chili and cheese. Enjoy!

Special Note: If the chili is too thin. Spoon 2 tablespoons of liquid off the top and place in a separate pan, whisk in 2 tablespoons flour, stir to combine. Whisk into chili and allow to simmer for 15 minutes more.

Roasted Orange Vegetables

1 yam or sweet potato, peeled and cut into bite size pieces
1 butternut squash, peeled cut into pieces a little bigger than bite size
2 carrots, sliced into small pieces
1 tblsp. vegetable oil

Make It:
Make sure your squash pieces are biggest and carrots are smallest, because the squash is softest and will cook the fastest. Preheat oven to 425. On a baking sheet toss all vegetables with vegetable oil. Place in oven and roast for 20 minutes, until all are tender, the carrots will be the hardest so I check them. Dot with butter and sprinkle with salt, lightly stir to combine. Enjoy!

Abundant Harvest Box and Farmers Market

This week in our box we got apples, pears, shallots, gold potatoes, yams, turnips, broccoli, cabbage, butternut squash, arugula, radicchio, carrots, rosemary, and dill. From the farmers market I picked up green beans, grape tomatoes and yellow grape tomatoes(Kili was very excited to still get tomatoes) oranges, red and yellow onion, and mushrooms.