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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Cowgirl Chili and Hot Tortillas

Not sure what to call this... it's just chili.  :)



I have been in the mood for "winter" food.  Chili sounded good and I can't eat chili without a fresh hot tortilla, so...

I gathered the ingredients,  cubed beef, onions, jalapenos, chilis, New Mexico Hatch chili powder, tequila, a Shiner Bock beer, beef stock, smoked salt, garlic, oregano, tomatoes... hmmm I think that was all.



browned some bacon fat in the CI pot...


removed bacon, seasoned the beef with smoked salt and black pepper, then browned in bacon drippings..


removed the beef and cooked the onions and garlic til tender...



put everybody into the pot, the seasonings...





the beef, tomatoes, jalapenos...




beef stock and beer...



Two shots of tequila...one for the pot and one for the cook!  :)



then simmered for several hours until meat was fall apart tender...



made my flour tortillas..


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.






cook in hot skillet for a minute or two on each side...
then store them in a plastic baggie to keep them pliable..


The pot of chili...



with hot flour tortilla slathered in butter...









It was pretty tasty...just what I was craving. :)

10 comments:

Brewella Deville said...

Looks delicious Jeanie.

My grandmother used to make tortillas three times a day, every day. She has one daughter who carries on the tradition, but the rest of the family has surrendered to convenience and uses store bought. There's nothing better than a fresh tort, hot off the grill, dabbed with butter and sprinkled with salt.

By the way, I've changed my blog around some and using a different name, but I'm still the same old Kirby. Click on my avatar and you'll find the new place.

Ross in Ventura said...

Jeanie your recipes are so great, I love to copy them. All I need is time for it

Ross

Frugal Canadian Hermit said...

The Chile's looking pretty good Jeanie. You've got me thinkin about making a small batch myself. It's been awhile.

David said...

How many tortillas do you get out of that batch?

cowgirl said...

Kirby great to see ya! I wondered what you've been up to. Love the new blog. Your sense of humor is great! lol
Thanks for stopping by. :)

cowgirl said...

Ross thank you! Love all the fine cooks you and Jackie come up with. Wish I lived closer to you, I'd be at your house begging for meals several times a week. lol

cowgirl said...

Hey Mark, Good to see ya! Your place is looking great. Looks like you will be moving in soon?
Hope retirement is going well, I'm sure you're working harder than when you had a full time job! :)

cowgirl said...

Hi David! I only get 5 or 6 tortillas from this batch. I make them kind of big. :)

Sid said...

That chili looks really nice, I'll have to give that a try. Never had a home made tortilla before. I'll have to include that in the process. I'm just curious about one thing. What happened to the drill press? :)

cowgirl said...

lol Chris! I was eye-balling it the other day. Getting the shop straightened out for deer season.
I should get it out and use it. lol

Hope you give them a try sometime.
Thanks Chris...and thanks for the laugh.
Have a great week! :)