Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Very Engaging


Chili, based off of Vegetable Chocolate Chili Mole (scroll down). I found this page yesterday from a link off of The Pink Apron.

We had chips and the idea of chili had been percolating and when I saw that recipe I thought, "Well, my favorite chili recipe already has chocolate chips in it, and this recipe has MORE!, so I have to try it!!!".

At first I was like, thyme?, basil?, bay leaves? rilly?!? But, it turned out great! Not weird at all! Surprise! The only thing I did differently was to have the pineapple in there. And I didn't have any celery, or red, green and yellow peppers.

1 big can black beans, drained
1 can pinto beans, drained
1 20 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
1/4 C tomato paste
1 T oil
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 C chocolate chips (wow!)
1 C frozen corn
2 carrots, cut into rounds
2 t salt
1 t cumin
1 t thyme
1 t basil
1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 t chili powder
1/4 t ancho chile powder
1/8 t allspice
2 bay leaves

Saute onion, garlic. Add all other ingredients, bring up to a boil, lower heat and simmer until the carrots are tender. Serve with chips. The end.

Did I tell you I finished "Little, Big"? Started reading "Lord Byron's Novel" also by John Crowley. Got a thrill when I realized it's got some sci fi aspects going on... seems quite different from "Little, Big" so far, but I've only just begun. Very engaging right from the get go.