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Week One: Chili and Cornbread
Chili :
1/4 cup of vegetable oil
2 onions, finely chopped
2 green bell peppers, chopped
1 celery stick, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2-1/2 Lbs. ground beef
2 Lbs. pork sausage
2 (30 oz.) cans stewed tomatoes, drained and chopped. Keep liquid.
1 (12 oz.) Beer
7 Tbsp. chili powder
2 Tbsp. cumin
1-2 (39 oz.) cans of kidney beans

Cornbread :
4 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 cup yellow cornmeal
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 can (8 oz) creamed corn
1 cup milk
1 egg, beaten

There really just isn't anything funny you could say about this one.

First, sauté the vegetables in oil for about ten minutes or until they look soft enough. Remove them and set aside.

Slice up all the meat and drop them in two separate pans. One for the sausage and one for the beef. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook until brown.

Add vegetables, tomatoes, beer, chili powder, cumin, and one can of beans to the pot. Simmer for about two hours.

Uncover and simmer about two more hours until chili has thickened and meat is tender. Add second can of beans if the chili seems too light.

Jerry can't take the pressure of chopping the onions, so JL steps up to the bat.

Nothing like finding out your cans of stewed tomatoes is actually pureed. As Jerry would say, it's all good!

With about an hour left in the cooking of the chili, preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Pour two tablespoons of the melted butter into a 9-inch pan and bake for five minutes until the pan is hot.

In a bowl whisk the cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Pour in the creamed corn, milk, the other two tablespoons of butter, and egg into the well. Stir until everything is well mixed. Pour the mixture into the cake pan while it is still hot.

Bake until golden brown. To test, insert a fork into the center and check if it comes out clean. About 30 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes.

It may be goo now, but soon it will be cornbread. Delicious, delicious cornbread.

Dave is caught in the act. Don't let this happen to you!

You'll want all the preferred garnishes. Sour cream, grated cheese, Tabasco, and of course, Keta Salmon.

"Mansauce" is NOT a suggested topping.

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