14 January, 2009

cooking with beer vol. 1: "its a family affair...chili"

"Its a family affair...chili"
Ground beef, onion, red bell pepper, jalapeno peppers, cumin & coriander, shiracha chili sauce, kidney beans, home brewed wee heavy, a jar of Grandmom's homemade tomato sauce, a large piece of smoked pig skin.

The last three ingredients are the key to this chili and from whence the name derives. Allow me to explain:
The pig skin comes courtesy of Brother Tim, who has taken to smoking his own bacon (as well as curing pancetta). The tomato sauce is from Amanda's Grandmom (whose last name is Pizza, so I think she knows a thing or two about a thing or two about tomato sauce). Finally, the wee heavy was home brewed by your humble broggers (perhaps our best brew thus far). The smokiness of the wee heavy and the pork skin imparts such a richness and depth of flavor. Grandmom's tomatoes proved to be rather versatile, providing a great base for this dish. I'd like to thank everyone involved. As they say: "It takes a village to raise a chili."


Olivia said...

Um, yeah. I need this. I'm coming over tonight.

Tender said...

Fax me a bowl. 215 - 294 - 9234 EXT. 2736