Saturday, March 23, 2013


I'm going to try and be more regular on posting here. Right now I happen to be doing all of the cooking, so I don't have to be in my wife's way for photography.

This one is a bit short on photos, but it is fast.


2 pounds ground meat - I use beef, but anything you would like

1 tsp olive oil (or cooking oil if you don't have olive)
2 cups chopped onions
1 cup chopped green pepper (or what ever sweet pepper color)
1 cup chopped celery
1 tbl spoon minced garlic
1 tbl spoon oregano (or marjoram)
2 bay leaves
3 tbl spoon ancho chili pepper (I use less and add hot sauce to taste)
           -also use 3 tea spns of regular chili powder instead, still hot-

2 tsp cumin
3 cans diced tomato including liquid (nominal pint can)
1 pint beef broth
1/2 tsp hot pepper flakes (or more or less)
1 can beans (nominal pint, I use a white bean, kidney is fine).

In the bottom of a heavy pan coated with the oil and hot, brown the ground meat.

Add all of the chopped items and all of the spices and herbs other than the pepper flakes. Heat for a few minutes.

Add everything else, salt and pepper to taste

Bring to a boil for at most five minutes, turn way down cover.

You may serve an hour after you started.

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Camera Nikon D-90 with internal flash.

Lens(es) AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm f2.5-5.65G
                AF-S NIKKOR 70-300mm f4.5-5.6G
                AF-S NIKKOR 35mm F1.8G
                AF-S NIKKOR 50mm F1.4F
                AF DC-NIKKOR 105 mm F2

Recipe with pictures Downloadable PDF  Link doesn’t work 

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Recipe without pictures Downloadable PDF Link doesn't work

 on the PDF itself

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  1. Oh yum! Now I need to go scare up some lunch! LOL

  2. Glad to hear from you again.

    Will be putting a post on a roast beef dinner up, this afternoon or tomorrow and over the week end pork chops with scalloped potatoes