Okay,, so we aren’t having a Halloween Bash this year and I’m sad sad sad! I miss the fun of everyone getting together. We have all gone in so many directions that it just doesn’t happen like it used to! So today while I was feeling down in the dumps….I decided I needed to make a pot of chili, and bring back a few pictures from the very first time we got together for Halloween! My chili isn’t nearly as delicious as J’s but I gave it a shot! I put his recipe at the end of this post so that I don’t have to search high and low for it next time I’m brave enough to ask him to make it again! He can’t say, “I don’t have the recipe any more!”
1 bunch celery
1 large yellow onion
1 head of garlic
2 TB olive oil
1 large can of baked beans
2 large cans of chili beans in sauce
1 small can of white beans
1 large can stewed tomatoes
1 large can tomato paste
1 pork shoulder
1 lb beef stew meat
1 bunch cilantro
1 TB chili seasoning
2 green bell peppers
1 red bell pepper
1 pablano pepper
Tabasco Chipotle sauce to taste
Preheat olive oil in large stock pan. Add celery, onion and garlic and cook until onion in translucent – 8-10 minutes.
Add green, red and pablano pepper and cook an additional 5 minutes. Add baked beans, chili beans, tomatoes and tomato paste.
To prepare meat:
Smoke stew meat for 1 hour and add to chili mix.
Smoke pork shoulder for 8-10 hours until the meat falls off the bone. Shred pork and add to chili mixture.
Let chili mix simmer on very low heat for 4 hours. An hour before serving, add cilantro and chipotle sauce.