This morning started with a pot of pinto beans on the stove. I'd originally planned to make cornbread to go with them, but as the day progressed, dinner plans got progressively bigger. Mom e-mailed me her recipe for green chili, and I learned how to make fried potatoes from this website. Both came out well---Mom, you would be proud of my green chili. It was so yummy, but not hot enough. Next time I'll use more chilies.
Here are pictures from dinner...the green chili looks red because I put a can of tomato sauce in it. Does it look right, Mom?
Below a rough recipe for the chili that my Mom makes. There are no measurements, but you can get the general idea. We eat green chili in our beans to add flavor, for smothered burritos, and with chips.
Cook ground beef with salt, pepper, and chopped onions till meat is brown. Remove meat and onions from pan.
Brown flour in the remaining oil, adding vegetable oil if necessary.
Add water, garlic powder, salt, chili peppers, and optional small can of tomato sauce.
Add meat back in.
Simmer till thickened.
This recipe below comes from the cookbook and is similar to the recipe above, but with measurement guidelines. We always use pork or ground beef instead.
Green Chili from the cookbook:
1 1/2 lbs. beef chuck
salt/pepper to taste
1 tsp oil (to brown meat)
4 Tbsp. oil (to brown flour)
4 Tbsp. flour
2 Tbsp. onion, chopped
4 Anaheim chili peppers, diced
3/4 cup meat broth (meat juices)
Cut meat into bite size pieces, season well before cooking. Heat skillet, add oil and brown the meat, saving meat juices. Add water as needed to make meat broth (at least 3/4 cup), cover. Once meat is cooked, set aside.
In a cooking pot, heat oil and brown the flour. Add onion and saute, then add tomatoes, chilies and mix well. Add meat broth, stirring over low heat. Simmer 5 to 8 minues, covered.
Add meat to cooking pot, mix, simmer for 10 minutes over low heat. Leave covered until serving time. (Serves 4 to 6).