In the spirit of the Holidays, I thought it would be
a nice gesture to post my secret family recipe for vegetarian Chili
that's been handed down over several thousand years by members of the
Bromberg Tribe. This is great food for programmers, all the endorphins
released into your brain by the cayenne and other pepper - type ingredients
will enable you to solve virtually any programming challenge in near-
record time! Wishing you a happy and productive 2002!
Real Jewish Nuclear Bomb Vegetarian Chili
tomatoes, cut up in chunks
can stewed tomatoes, DRAINED
Green peppers, sliced
Red pepper, sliced
cans black beans
cans dark red kidney beans
roasted jalapeno peppers, diced (canned is OK)
Mexene chili powder (you decide how much by taste)
chopped (about 20 stalks should be right)
can tomato sauce
One can tomato
One 16 oz
unsweetened Baker�s chocolate
four large cloves of fresh Elephant Garlic, diced
A cup of
extra-virgin Olive Oil
a VERY BIG pot on the stove, turn up the flame, and throw in the Olive
oil, the garlic, and the onions.� Stir so as not to burn
until the garlic and onions have started turning brown.
in the green and red peppers and continue to cook until they are nice
and soft. Now throw in the chopped tomatoes and cook some more.��
in the tomato sauce and� � of the tomato paste, and the
chopped jalapeno peppers.� Throw in the cilantro. Stir
it all up good, you don�t want it to burn.� Throw in the
it�s starting to look like its getting cooked (about 20 � 30 minutes),
then throw in all the beans, some of the beer, and the chocolate and
as much of the Mexene chili powder as you dare (a good start would be
six heaping tablespoons [I did say �Nuclear Bomb�, didn't I?] , unless
you plan on using the optional cayenne, coriander and cumin).
want to cook this so it looks like it�s almost ready to boil,�(but
not so high that the bottom layer burns) stirring it up good
from the bottom every two minutes.� You want it to thicken
up so it really looks like it has meat in it (believe me, when you tell
people this is NO FAT VEGETARIAN, they won�t believe you). If it�s too
watery you can add the rest of the tomato paste, or even throw in a
whole new can of paste.�� If you�ve really screwed up and
its still too watery, you can throw in some cornstarch. But --don't
worry! It always comes out right!
it�s too thick, throw in more beer. If it�s not NUCLEAR HOT, then throw
in more chili powder, jalapenos, cayenne, coriander, etc.� I
even put Louisiana
Garlic Hot Sauce in mine, gives it a unique �winey� taste. Don�t forget
to throw in your raisins last. You can even throw in some chopped nuts,
gives it a nice crunch. Walnuts or Pecans are great.
this stuff has cooked about 45 minutes to an hour, turn off the heat.
You are done.
PETE�S NUCLEAR BOMB CHILI with some grated cheese and / or sour cream
dolloped on top and bread or garlic bread on the side.� If
people complain it�s too hot, then serve some over rice for them. This
goes down great with ice cold beer. You can eat two big bowls of this,
and you�ll wake up the next morning feeling like a million bucks. This
stores great in a covered plastic thingy in the Fridge, and people tell
me it actually tastes better on the second and third day after being
reheated. Feeds six or more, its a whole meal.