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Friday, December 3, 2010

Venison Chili on the Drum

The weather has been pretty cool here, dipping into the teens in the early morning hours. Knowing I needed to spend several hours outside working in the cold, I decided to throw together a pot of venison chili to simmer until needed.


I browned my venison burger with minced onion, garlic and jalapenos. Added some canned tomatoes, chili powder, some Indian hot pepper (sent by smoking friend Jon) and a shot of tequila. (for good luck :))





I let the pot of venison chili simmer in the drum at 225 degrees with a small kiss of mesquite for added flavor...









I love hot tortillas slathered with butter. :)

I mix 2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
Mix well then add
1 Tablespoon of lard (or shortening)
Mix well then add
1/2 cup to 3/4 cup of warm water
Mix and form into ball, let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes




my tortillas are never perfect.... (kinda like me!)








after lightly browning on the hot skillet I store them in plastic to keep them pliable..



The venison chili topped with queso fresco, cheddar, sour cream, green onions, a hot buttered tortilla and a cold beer to wash it all down.




Maybe it was the cold weather or me being chilled and hungry....but I liked it............ a lot. :)

18 comments:

Rawtalent said...

Wow..chili and tortillas look great! I think I'll start that shot of tequila thing too. Mine won't be going in the pot tho..(g).

Drew @ How To Cook Like Your Grandmother said...

I just ate lunch, but now I want a bowl of chili. Guess I better get some fixins and get to it tomorrow.

cowgirl said...

lol Rawtalent... one shot for the pot, one shot for the cook. That's the best way to do it!
Thanks! :)

cowgirl said...

Drew I have a little bit left, if ya hurry I'll save some for you. lol
Thanks! :)

A Year on the Grill said...

Cold weather dish... Looks and sounds great!

cowgirl said...

Thank you Dave! It really warmed me up. Just what I needed! :)

Big Dude said...

Like you, we make a soupy chili, I guess because we both grew up on it here in the East. I have several packs of deerburger in the freezer and some will become chili next week - it's gonna be cold.

kirby said...

I'm going to steal some ground elk from my brother-in-law and make that.

My dad spent a lot of money for a pot just like that one you have there. He used it just twice, and never cared for it properly, so naturally it turned into a food encrusted rusty mess. It took me all of four hours to put back in great shape. Gotta love cast iron.

Pam said...

Great chili, love that venison! And the touch of tequila also. I'm new here and happy to find your blog. I'll be looking around now.

cowgirl said...

Larry, looking forward to seeing your chili posts! :)

cowgirl said...

Kirby that's my favorite pot. I take it camping too. :)
Congratulations on getting your dad's, I'm sure you will put it to good use! Good luck with the chili too. Thanks!

cowgirl said...

Thank you Pam! It's nice to meet you...thanks for stopping by. :)

Chez said...

thatsa mighty fine lookin' bowla red, cowgirl.

Ross in Ventura said...

Thats some Fine looking chili Jeanie, when it gets a little cooler here I'll be cooking some Green chili pork stew. I have some Hatch chilies in the freezer.

Anonymous said...

wow that looks great,nice touch with the little bit of smoke!!!

Jason

cowgirl said...

Thank you Chez! :)

cowgirl said...

Thank you Ross! :)
Looking forward to your green chili. Those Hatch chilies are my favorites too.

cowgirl said...

Thank you Jason! :)