High-energy microwave chili
Microwaves and chili make a superb match, especially
for lazy chili lovers like me. This version is for
a mixed crowd. True chili fiends should see the notes
at the end.
(HTML-Editor's note: see laser chicken in the dictionary.)
- 4 lb ground beef
- 3 large onions,
- 1/2 cup green pepper,
- 6 garlic cloves,
- 2 lb crushed tomatoes
(use standard canned tomatoes)
- 1 lb whole tomatoes,
cut up (canned or fresh)
- 6 oz tomato paste
- 2 1/2 lb light red kidney beans,
not drained (3 standard-size cans)
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 3 Tbsp white sugar
- 4 Tbsp chili powder
- 2 tsp MSG (monosodium glutamate)
- 2 tsp crushed red (cayenne) pepper
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 Tbsp bacon grease
- water or beer,
- garlic powder,
In a large microwave container, brown meat, onions,
green pepper, and garlic for 15 minutes on full power. Drain
off and reserve a cup or two of liquid. Break up
any remaining large chunks of meat.
Add remaining ingredients except tomato paste
and cook on full power for 30 minutes covered. Stir and taste.
Cook for 1 hour at 70% power, uncovered. Stir and taste at
half hour intervals. Add water as necessary.
Add tomato paste and reserved meat liquid. Cook 30 minutes
at 60% power, uncovered. Stir and taste. The chili is done and can
be served directly or decanted into a crock pot to simmer.
Serve with shredded cheddar cheese, tabasco sauce, diced onions,
hot chili oil, red pepper flakes, and hot dogs with rolls.
Your guests can microwave their own hot dogs and top them
with chili and cheese!!!
For true CHERNOBYL-Class 20 megaton SS-19 chili,
double the pepper, chili powder and MSG and
add 30 minutes to the cooking in step 3.
Serve with Pepski.
People who are worried about MSG, bacon grease or radiation
should not be eating chili in the first place.
Yes, it will make an incredible mess in your microwave oven.
The most likely things you will need to add at the testing
points are salt, sugar, and maybe garlic powder.
The chili will thicken up in the microwave so be sure to
add enough water to keep it soupy until the last phase.
10 minutes preparation, 2-3 hours in microwave.
approximate measurement OK.
Jim Houser (JABBA)
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Recipe last modified: 10 Aug 87
From: email@example.com (James B. Houser)
Subject: RECIPE: Chernobyl chili (easy high-energy microwave chili)
Date: 20 Nov 87 06:14:11 GMT
Organization: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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