Good recipes to share with friends.
I’m really excited to present a recipe from Ricardo Cuisine this week. I’ve partnered with them to present a delicious, potluck ready dish.
Last weekend, I whipped up some reasonably spicy, wonderful beef chili for a crowd of heat-loving friends, which resulted in great enjoyment. I used a really nice sized jalapeño and some extra cayenne to add a bit more kick and I swapped out the beef broth and ketchup for tomato juice, which worked out really well and saved me from having to run to the grocery store at the last minute. I also served the cilantro on the side instead of mixing it in, as a number of people are sensitive to that delicious herb (not me though, thank goodness).
I must say: chilies are great for potlucks. I don’t know why I don’t always bring chilies. They hold their temperature and consistency really well and most recipes make a pretty large pot of the stuff. On top of that, the amount of preparation (aka vegetable cutting) is usually quite minimal. Once you put up with a few tears from cutting the onion, then you’re off to the races.
Speaking of onion tears, here’s an older song by Teenage Fanclub that’s great to sing while cutting onions. It’s called “Don’t Cry No Tears Around Me.” While I think it’s mostly about losing out on true love, it makes a great onion-tear prevention tool:
Now onto the dish:
Classic Beef Chili
Good for a 6 to 8 person potluck.
(inspired by Ricardo Cuisine)