Monday, November 22, 2010
An old friend from high school reached out to me on Facebook and told me about this new company he started with some friends called Teaspoon Willies. He was nice enough to send us a couple bottles to check it out and sure enough we blew through it in a matter of weeks. It's good on everything from eggs to marinades and even in bloody mary's. Fall weather has arrived and football is well under way. I can't think of a better way to use Teaspoon Willie's sauce than in this savory chili recipe. To get some of your own sauce, visit their site. Thanks for sharing this with us, Kevin!
TEASPOON WILLIE’S SAVORY CHILI(Serves 8-10)
• 1.5 lb of ground beef/buffalo
• 1 large yellow onion, chopped
• 1 yellow green pepper, chopped
• 1 charred pablano pepper*
• 2 charred hatch chili’s (medium heat)*
• 1-2 carrots, chopped
• 1-2 stalks of celery
• 1 can of black beans
• 1 can of pinto beans
• 1 can of navy beans
• ¼ Cup of olive oil
• handful fresh parsley
• handful fresh cilantro
• 4 cloves garlic
• salt and pepper to taste
• 1 bottle of Teaspoon Willie’s Spicy or Everything Sauce
• 2-3 lbs tomato sauce all natural/organic
• 1 can of tomato paste
*To char put the pablano and hatch chilies in a bowl and cover with olive oil and salt.
Make sure the pablano and hatch chilies are covered well. Turn on the grill or
broiler and char the outside. After they are charred, let them cool and chop up the
peppers. Make sure you keep the burned skin on the peppers, it gives great flavor
to the chili.
Heat a pot to medium-high. Chop up all the veggies, herbs, and spices. Put some oil
in the pot and mix veggies, herbs and spices. Add some salt and pepper to taste.
Cook for about 3-4 minutes. Next add beef/buffalo and the charred pablano and
hatch chilies. Chop up meat until it becomes fine, about 3-4min. Add about 10 oz of
Teaspoon Willie’s, tomato sauce, and tomato paste. Drain the beans of their liquid
and add to the pot as well. Let this simmer on low-medium for a couple of hours. Add
more Teaspoon Willie’s if you want to bring out more flavor.
*Remember that Teaspoon Willie’s Spicy will build heat with prolonged cooking.
This will produce VERY spicy Chili with phenomenally great taste. Add some of your
favorite cheese and/or sour cream (this will also bring down the spiciness). Enjoy!