The Cactus Times Gourmet Supplement
or: NORMAN SPINRAD'S FAMOUS CHILLI RECIPE Published At Last!
or: Now Will You Stop Grumbling, Norm?
This formulation serves 100-150. The white space on the right is suitable for autographing.
- 20lb minced beef
- 15lb dried red kidney beans
- 6 enormous onions or 10 normal ones
- 1 pint tomato paste
- 1 litre canned tomatoes or (better) 15 fresh ones
- 250g whole cumin
- 250g basil
- 250g oregano
- 100g turmeric
- 4-6 heads garlic or a whopping glob of garlic paste
- 5-8 large dried red chillies
- 6 fresh hot chillies (or if not available double dried chillies)
- Oil, preferably sesame or olive
- Cayenne pepper by the bucketful to spice things up.
1. Soak beans overnight, wash and drain.
2. Fry dried chillies in oil until black.
3. Add cumin, brown for a few minutes.
4. Add mince beef, brown.
5. Add everything else [Assume you're supposed to chop the onion, garlic and chillies -- Thog], cover with water and boil.
6. Lower to simmer, simmer till done (3-5 hours).
7. Warning! Do not adjust heat with cayenne until it has cooked for at least an hour to avoid culinary meltdown! [Wimp -- Thog].
Dealing With the Aftermath
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The Wayside Pulpit -- 1974
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