|Election Day Chili|
Here is how it came together:
1 1/2 lb. ground pork
3 lb. ground round
2 large yellow onions diced
1 whole head of garlic chopped
4-5 pounds mixed fresh tomatoes blanched, shocked, peeled .and halved
1 quart canned tomatoes
6-8 poblano peppers roasted and seeded
2 t. house seasoning
1/2 C. Chili powder
2 t. cumin
1 t. cocoa powder
1 C. catchup
2 t. sugar
2 cans of chili beans ( I use one hot and 1 mild)
Using a large heavy bottomed kettle combine the meat, onions, garlic, and house seasoning and brown it all together. Combine in the bowl of the food processor the fresh tomatoes and *roasted poblanos and whirl until the peppers become blended into the tomatoes forming a sauce like appearance. Add the tomato peppers mix and a quart of canned tomatoes to the meat kettle and stir together. Add the remaining ingredients stirring well and continue to simmer over the lowest heat.
House seasoning: 1 C. kosher salt, 1/3 C. lemon pepper, 1/3 C. garlic powder, 1/4 C. black pepper.
Mix and keep in airtight container.
Roasting Peppers: Char the peppers over a flame and place them in a heavy plastic bag and seal.
The steam will loosen the skins and you just scrape them off under running water. I probably left them sitting 20 minutes to loosen them.