Right up there with grilled cheese sandwiches and scrambled eggs, chili is a recipe that even the most hapless bachelor can handle. One pot, some ground beef, a can of tomatoes, a can of beans, powdered spices and maybe some beer as a “secret ingredient”.
When Ivy Knight asked me to participate in a chili cookoff as part of the 86′d Mondays events at the Drake my inclination was to go in the exact opposite direction of this bare bones proto-chili. I won’t give too much away but I will say that my chili combines:
Excellent beef shoulder generously provided by Sanagan’s Meat Locker in Kensington Market,
Twelve peppers (five kinds),
Some of these,
One of these and yes, that timer does say seventeen hours. Also, a pressure cooker, some of my porcine friends, and the above-pictured beer found their way into the mix.
The chili will be available for sampling at the Drake Hotel tomorrow (Monday January 24) at 8 PM. Their super-talented kitchen will be putting out some cornbread to go with the chili. Come out, have a couple pints, try the three chilies and then vote for mine.