Saturday, December 03, 2011

My Chile Recipe

In my kitchen, handling
Dave's Insanity Sauce with care
Over the years at Redeemer I have cooked many pots of chili and fed billions. There were any years that, on a cold night in the Michigan winter, I cooked chili for everyone in the church and beyond. I especially took joy in making one of ridiculously hot chili.

Tomorrow at Redeemer I unveil my newest hot-hot chili at our annual Chili Cook-off. I am putting it together tonight. It will simmer all night!

Here is my secret recipe, for one large crockpot.
My hot peppers, ready to go!
Hamburger - 1 1/2 pounds. Fry before putting in crock pot.
Onion - one large white, sliced and diced.
Whole peeled tomatoes - canned. 3 of them (cans, that is).
Chili powder - 2 small bags.
Flour - a few tablespoon-fulls.
Hot chili paste.
Habanero sauce
Fresch hot peppers - lots of habaneros and serranos, plus some fried Mexican peppers
Dave's Insanity Sauce - 1 bottle. This is my secret ingredient. It is powerful. To demonstrate, I was at our church building earlier today, and Carla Nutt and Angie Hudkins were making chili and soup for the crowd we'll have tomorrow. I was carrying, protectively, my bottle of Dave's Insanity Sauce. I opened it, and asked Carla and Angie, "Want some?" They were hesitant. "Just take a toothpick and put a tiny micro-dot on the point and touch it to your tongue," I counseled. They did. I will not take time to describe what happened.

They asked, "Are you going to put the whole bottle in your chili?"


On the label of Dave's we read, and I quote:

"A great cooking ingredient for sauces, soups and stews. Also, strips waced floors and removes driveway grease stains."

And: "Use this product one drop at a time. Keep away from eyes, pets and children. Not for people with heart/respiratory problems."

Dump all the ingredients into a large crockpot, randomly, set on low, and go to sleep. 12 hours later....

We'll be careful tomorrow...