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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Updated GREEN ARROW Chili Recipe

Today, we had a chili cookoff luncheon and potluck here at work. It has been a few years, but this year, I made my infamous GREEN ARROW chili. I originally had a chili recipe in a DC Comics issue of our favorite Emerald Archer entitled "Ollie's Stupendous Chili Recipe". You can find it in GREEEN ARROW SECRET FILES & ORIGINS #1. It is also the issue where I created and named Moira Queen aka Oliver Queen's mama, who has appeared on the CW series ARROW.



Here is the original page of art from the comic book. I have adjusted my recipe since this publication and I do include the "secret ingredient" of RED STRIPE beer. Back in the day when this was published, the lawyers at Warner Brothers had to approve the recipe for possible lawsuits, and of course, I could not have beer as an ingredient.

Just as James Bond likes his trademarked "Vodka martini -- shaken not stirred" and Popeye likes his spinach, our hero Green Arrow was known for his chili.

Here is the "NEW" recipe for GREEN ARROW chili that I currently make which makes adjustments from the originally published recipe in GREEN ARROW SECRET FILES & ORIGINS #1:


INGREDIENTS
·         8 Slices of Smoked Hickory Bacon – Cooked Crisp and Chopped to bits
·         3 White Onions
·         2 TBSP of Minced Garlic
·         2.5 lbs Hamburger Beef – Browned and Chopped to bits
·         3 bottles of Red Stripe Jamaican Beer
·         1 TBSP Hot Mexican Chili Powder
·         1 TBSP Ground Cayenne Red Powder
·         1 TBSP Chipotle Chile Pepper
·         2 TBSP Cumin
·         1 TBSP Montreal Steak Seasoning
·         1/2 TBSP Kansas City Steak Seasoning
·         1/2 TBSP Dried Basil
·         1/2 TBSP Crushed Red Pepper
·       3 TBSP Chopped "Bell" Green Pepper
·       2 TBSP Chopped Celery
·         2 TBSP Paprika
·         1 Cup of Water
·         1 Can of Diced Tomatoes 
·         1 Can of RoTel Chili Fixins with Seasoned Dice Tomatoes and Green Chilies
·         12 oz. of 100% Natural Tomato Sauce to Chili Pot
·         1 TBSP A1 Steak Sauce
·         1/2 TBSP Worchester sauce
·         1 TBSP Olive Oil
·         Couple of Dashes of Tabasco Pepper Sauce
·         16 oz Can of Bush's Best Reduced Sodium Dark Red Kidney Beans
·         8 oz. Can of  Bush's Best Grillin' Beans with touch of Bourbon and Brown Sugar
·         2 oz. Lime Juice
·         Grated Cheddar Jack Cheese
·         Saltine Crackers or Oyster Crackers




Recipe – “Slow Cook” 10 Hours in a Crockpot
·         Cook 8 Slices of Smoked Hickory Bacon. Chop it Up into Crispy Bacon Bits. Add to Crock Pot.
·         Chop One Onion to bits. Add to Crock Pot.
·         Brown 2.5 lbs Hamburger Beef. Drain Fat. Add hamburger beef to Crock Pot.
·         Add First Bottle of Red Stripe Jamaican Beer to Crock Pot.
·         Add 1 TBSP EACH of Hot Mexican Chili Powder, Ground Cayenne Red Powder, and Chipotle Chile Pepper to Crock Pot.
·         Add 2 TBSP of Cumin to Crock Pot.
·         Add 1 TBSP of Steak N Shake Seasoning Salt to Crock Pot.
·         Add 1/2 TBSP EACH of Kansas City Steak Seasoning, Dried Basil, and Crushed Red Pepper Flakes to Crock Pot.
·         Add 2 TBSP of Paprika to Crock Pot.
·         Add 1 Cup of Water to Chili Pot. Stir Thoroughly.
·         Add 1 Can of Diced Tomatoes with Chopped Green Pepper, and to Crock Pot.
·         Add 1 Can of RoTel Chili Fixins with Seasoned Dice Tomatoes and Green Chilies to Crock Pot.
·         Add 12 oz. of 100% Natural Tomato Sauce to Crock Pot.
·         Add 1/2 TBSP of  Worchester sauce to Crock Pot.
·         Add 1 TBSP of A1 Steak Sauce to Crock Pot.
·         Add 1 TBSP of Olive Oil to Crock Pot.
·         Add a Couple of Dashes of Tabasco Pepper Sauce to Crock Pot.
·         Add a Second Bottle of Red Stripe Jamaican Beer to Crock Pot.
·         Drain 16 oz Can of Bush's Best Reduced Sodium Dark Red Kidney Beans. Add Beans to Crock Pot.
·         Do not drain. Add Can of Bush's Best Grillin' Beans with touch of Bourbon and Brown Sugar
·         Add 2 oz. of Lime Juice
·         Add Couple of Dashes of Tabasco Pepper Sauce
·         Add HALF of a Third Bottle of Red Stripe Jamaican Beer to Chili Pot. Drink the rest. You deserve it.
·         Turn Heat up to Medium and simmer for 6 minutes. Stir.
·         If chili appears "too thick" with meats and beans after 6 minutes, add the rest of the third bottle of beer to give it more of a liquid content. Let cook for 2 more minutes. Make One Final Stir.
·         Finished. Should have taken approximately 10 hours in a Crock Pot to slow cook. Let set on” warm” or possibly turn off  heat to let cool. Stir thouroughly.
·         Add Grated Cheddar Jack Cheese, Onions and Crackers, or Fritos Chips to taste






UPDATE: I won two awards at work in the chili cookoff competition:








Monday, October 21, 2019

Hello, is there anybody out there?

It's been about a month since I've posted last here on my blog at my website.

QUICK NOTES:
  • Bummer about my St. Louis Cardinals.
  • I've been a bit busy lately and working on the house and other projects. 
  • I also built a new computer at home that replaces one I've had for a decade that I kept upgrading. Got rid of it and started with all new components to build a brand new computer. She is a beauty and runs sweet.
  • Our Labradoodle puppy C.C. is also growing and growing. She's doubled the size since we got her this summer. Still working on training. Two steps forward, one step backwards it seems.
  • Loved the new Beatles Abbey Road 50th Anniversary boxset. Perhaps I should review it?
  • Can't believe ARROW is ending and we're getting CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS on CW Television this season. Not sure how I feel yet...
  • BATWOMAN series is making me yawn thus far. Gonna watch episode 3.

John Lennon was right. "Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans."

I'll aim to catch up with some posts soon.