Teh Squeaky Wheel
Happy “Sinister Thread Pic Monday”, GN!
Will have to watch the “Lycan Colony” video later; gotta carp-tonne of stuff to do today. (Maaaan…why do many people in SoCal forget every damned year that at some point, water will once again drop from the skies? Or think that JimCo can wave a magic wand and quadruple the number of skilled roofers they employ?)
I, too, would be interested in Jerry’s Cincy chili recipe.
Hmmmmm. If you added a “Just do it. Even if it means sacrificing everything” caption to it, it could be the start of whole new Nike campaign.
Happy Monday before Turkey Day, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!
I’ve got to run out to Costco today -- hopefully it won’t be too bad.
Here it is for your gustatory pleasure -- Jerry Atrick’s “Blue Glove” Cincinnati Chili
Cincinnati Chili – Jerry Atrick
3-way – Spaghetti, chili, and shredded cheddar
4-way – Spaghetti, chili, shredded cheddar, and chopped onions
5-way – Spaghetti, chili, shredded cheddar, chopped onions, and beans
Choose a relatively plain tomato sauce – nothing too spicy or herbaceous. To warm the kidney beans, simmer them in water to cover for several minutes and then drain.
Serves 6 to 8
1. FOR THE CHILI: Bring 2 quarts of water and 1 teaspoon of the salt to a boil in a large saucepan. Add the ground chuck, stirring vigorously to separate the meat into individual strands. As soon as the foam from the meat rises to the top (this takes about 30 seconds) and before the water returns to a boil, drain the meat into a strainer and set aside.
2. Rinse and dry the empty saucepan. Set the pan over medium heat and add the oil. When the oil is warm, add the onions and cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are soft and browned around the edges, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the chili powder, oregano, cocoa, cinnamon, cayenne, allspice, black pepper, and the remaining 1 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring constantly, until the spices are fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the broth, water, vinegar, sugar, and tomato sauce, scraping the pan bottom to remove any browned bits.
3. Add the blanched ground beef and increase the heat to high. As soon as the liquid boils, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the chili is deep red and has thickened slightly, about 1 hour. Adjust the seasonings, adding salt and hot pepper sauce to taste. (The chili can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Bring to a simmer over medium-low heat before serving.)
4. TO SERVE: Divide the buttered spaghetti among individual bowls. Spoon the chili over the spaghetti and top with the cheese, beans, and onion. Serve immediately.
2 teaspoons table salt or more to taste
1 ½ pounds ground beef chuck
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 medium onions, chopped fine (about 2 cups)
2 medium cloves garlic, minced or pressed through a garlic press (about 2 teaspoons)
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons cocoa (optional)
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon ground allspice
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 cups water
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
2 cups tomato sauce
Hot pepper sauce
1 pound No. 8 spaghetti, cooked, drained, and tossed with 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
12 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 can red kidney beans (15 ounce), drained, rinsed, and warmed
1 medium white onion, chopped fine (about 1 cup)
Thanks, Paddy. And thank you, Jerry. I’m going to give this a whirl next weekend.
Took the day off just because. Going to do the shopping so Mrs Sven doesn’t have to.
Cheers, Mr. O’F!
That’s a bit different than some of the other recipes I’ve seen, but I know this one’s “Paddy tested, Jerry approved”. 🙂
Thanks! I printed it out and put it in my recipe file!!
So it is the Cinnamon and Allspice that gives you the middle eastern flair.
Our family has a spaghetti sauce recipe that was created out of miscommunication. My Italian Grandmother explaining her meat sauce to my German Grandmother in English--a language neither of them spoke very well at the time.
The result, however, was delicious, although not what my Italian Grandma intended. I grew up on that sauce, and that story, but never got to taste the “actual” sauce as my Italian Nana made it.
I mostly remember her Pizza. I had a rock band in 7th grade, when she was visiting us in AZ, and she made a pile of pizzas for all of us guys.
Thread pic: Dude, hold my beer.
Funny how the left hates “thoughts and prayers” from the right when the subject is mass shootings, but they are all in when it’s NotriousRBG in failing health.
They say there are no atheists in the fox hole. I guess they are really desperate to keep their placeholder in the Supreme Court seat until Trump is gone.
I think that is what is going on. I don’t want anyone to die, but RBG has been a one issue judge and seems to have blinders on about everything else. She’s the epitome of the activist judge.
Ironically a more conservative court means freedom of expression for loonie lefties also, but I’m fine with that. Lefties, on the other hand, aren’t. They don’t realize that the censorship that they want can and WILL be used on them if they are successful in implementing it:
Conservative: “First time?”
Up until 20 years ago, I was willing to accept the left and their arguments at face value as honest disagreements and nothing more. Stuff that could be hashed out in open and honest discussions and debate. I started sliding away from that position in the aftermath of the 2000 election and slid further away during Bush’s presidency as the left became more strident. My tipping point was the left’s treatment of Sarah Palin coupled with their blind adoration of Barack Obama.
Donald Trump for all his imperfections, and they are many, has clearly shown the left for what they are. What you see now cannot be unseen no matter how much eye bleach you use. And it’s ugly, hypocritical, and stupid.
I’d love to be around to see what happens to America in thirty years, but that’s not going to happen. So it goes.
Yeah, I even remember when the left of center members of Teh Wheel and the Right of Center members got along fine. But Neo Marxism hit the ground in the US in about 1914 from what I can tell, and has been scheming to dominate the public narrative ever since. They have been exposed a bit more of late, but Teh Crazy(tm) is still going on.
This stuff is far beyond a moderate left set of positions such as “The government can do a little more for people than the right generally thinks is wise. Its goal is to divide everyone and make everyone miserable. It is aimed mostly at the most neurotypical people and it is very effective.
Our children are very vulnerable to it and we willingly send them to child abuse camps (public school, and most private schools and universities as well)
Even Mormons are changing their stance on Public School, opting for protecting their young children’s’ minds versus socializing them to normal society as they once did.
You can’t be a force for good in the public sphere if your mind has been compromised. Without our ability to reason we are nothing.