Thursday, November 5, 2009

Color Me Flattered!

We went to our Halloween Trunk or Treat last week. I mentioned on here that I was making chili for it. I guess it was a contest. I didn't know that when I signed up to bring chili. I played around with my Uncle Dave's recipe quite a bit and added beans to it because ... well because I like beans. It was pretty experimental in the end.

Imagine my surprise when someone told me I won the Chili Cook Off! Craziness! I won a gift card to Great Harvest which I am excited to use. I love their bread.

A couple of people have requested the recipe so here it is (at least as close as I can recall.)

Winning Chili

1# ground beef
2.5# ground lamb (I got this at Whole Foods but you can often find in a good grocery store. If not available substitute with ground or stew beef)
2 medium white onions diced
One large can black beans
One 14 oz. can of pinto beans
3 large cans crushed tomatoes
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
1 bag (about 3 cups) uncooked pearl barley
1T Oregano
3-4 cloves garlic minced
3-4 T Ground Cumin
1-3T Ground Chili Pepper
1 T Chipotle Chili Pepper
4 cups water
4 cups beef broth
2 t beef base

Brown Meats in fry pan. Remove meat and saute onions till tender. Add Garlic for a minute. Put meat, onions, garlic, and all other ingredients in a crock pot and cook for a day on low. The longer it is together the better it is.

You may have to adjust the seasoning to your taste. I don't like things very hot so if you like lots of spice you can bump up the chili powders.

Serve with half a lime juiced over the top and jack cheese on top too. YUMMY!

In other news, if you get the BYU law alumni magazine named CM or Clark Memorandum (I don't get this but for some reason my dad does even though he went to law school at the U) check out the article by Elder Cook "Latter Day Saint Lawyers and the Public Square." He talks about me and this blog at the very end. I kinda wonder if he knows I am a lawyer?

Thanks to the judges of the chili contest for liking my chili. Thanks to Elder Cook for the very nice things he said about me and thanks to whomever told him about my blog.

Color me totally flattered!

14 comments:

Tiffany said...

http://www.jrcls.org/publications/clark_memo/sections/f09/cmF09_Cook.pdf

shanan said...

read the article ... so very cool that you and your blog are mentioned. thanks, again, for sharing your life with so many.

I will give the chili a try. The recipe looks delicious.

Anonymous said...

I've never used ground lamb. Where do you buy it?

bsu fam said...

Tiffany, thanks for the link. Stephanie, That is very flattering. You are an excellent example of the "light of Christ". Thanks for uplifting all of us.

i said...

Thanks to Tiffany for the article...I was going to ask for a link. Hooray for you. You are certainly worthy of the flattery.

Amanda said...

Congratulations, that's awesome!!

i said...

o.k. i read it. WOW soooo powerful. and true. thanks for touching me again and again.

Carolyn said...

I was at that meeting and had already been reading your blog for a while. It was cool to hear Elder Cook talk about it. I really do believe you do a great job sharing the gospel through your blog.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, I know that is not the sole purpose of your blog...but you have truly reached out to so many. Me included. I sure didn't know you were a lawyer?

Sara Hammond said...

Delurking to leave the link, but I am glad to see Tiffany beat me to it. The article starts on page 3. How exciting for you. The recognition is well deserved. Thank you for what you do. Congratulations!

Hoskins Family said...

Very cool on both accounts. I remember when I won the Chili Cook off against Mary Gray! I was so shocked, I de-throned the Chili Cook Off Queen! Small things can bring such happiness!

The Robinson's said...

How awesome to be mentioned by Elder Cook! It was very well written. I loved it as well as your blog.

karen said...

I don't think you can call praise where it's due flattery. I think you should've called this post 'recognition of two of my talents.' :-)

Bridget said...

cool