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Chili Con Midway Carney

13 Jul

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During Stampede, bubbling vats of chili are always a welcome warmup after a rainy night at the chucks. We love biting into velvety chunks of brisket and tomato. Cocoa, oregano, and smoky chipotle always mingle with black beans in ours. We’ve been known to simmer the meat with beer and top our bowls with lime-scented sour cream. We also have dreams about green chicken chili thickened with crushed corn tortilla chips. Yum.

Still riding the wave of nostalgia from yesterday’s 4 Street Rose theme, here is another Stampede-themed recipe scooped from the now defunct cafe. Their beanless chili is from the 1980s, so it’s chipotle-free. But for a straight up beef and tomato chili to feed a crowd, it’s basic and tasty. A quick search of foodnetwork.com shows 2,117 recipes for chili. If you haven’t mastered your own house speciality yet, chili is an easy work in progress.

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4 Street Rose Chili

2 kg lean ground beef

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1.1 kg (2.5 lbs) coarsely chopped white onions

2 28 oz cans whole tomatoes, chopped (with liquid)

1 7 oz can tomato paste

340 ml tomato juice

1 1/2 tsp Tabasco

2 1/2 tbsp Worchestershire sauce

2 tbsp chili powder

1/4 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp each cayenne, salt and pepper

Brown beef well in 1 tbsp oil. Drain fat and set meat aside. Add oil to pan and cook onions until transparent. Drain and set aside. Add all ingredients to a deep roasting pan, cover with foil and bake in a 350 F oven for 1 hour.

 

 

 

Doing Time in Rose’s Line

6 Jul

It’s Day 4 of Stampede, and if you’re like us, you’ve been treating yourself to beef and beer for the last 96 hours.

Time to take a breather. These low-fat turkey burger patties come from 4 Street Rose, our favourite hangout from junior high to our mid-20s. We can’t believe how many recipes we scooped from that place — worth a future post.

Our dearest friend Bebe, an zen master with the barbecue — for reals — knows the secret for scrumptious turkey burgers. Thick patties flame broiled at a medium low temperature ensures moist results. She is a goddess with tongs. Observe:

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Sweet onion mustard was a sensational topper. But as we sipped our French syrah, we began dreaming of topping these with a caramelized onion/pear/thyme compote.

Or we could top our turkey burgers with apples, onions, gruyere, and sage mayo:
2 T mayo
2 t stone ground or spicy mustard
3-4 sage leaves, minced
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You can follow these Stampede-themed burgers with your pick of two Prairie-themed desserts from 4 Street Rose. Zucchini and rhubarb — how much more Alberta can you get? Recipes below.

Rose’s Turkey Black Bean Burger
3 pounds coarsely ground turkey
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs, dry
1/2  bunch parsley, minced
1 cup black beans, cooked
4 eggs, lightly beaten
pinch of salt and black pepper
1 medium onion, minced
2 cloved garlic, minced
pinch of thyme
2 teaspoons Sambal Oelek (Asian hot sauce)

Soak the beans overnight and cook in plenty of boiling water until soft but not mushy. Drain.
Combine beans with remaining ingredients and mix well.
Divide into 12 6-ounce burgers and grill until cooked through, about 10-15 minutes.
Serve on whole wheat buns with lettuce, tomato, cheese and barbecue sauce.
Makes 12 large patties. Turkey burgers can be frozen.

4 Street Rose No Fat Chocolate Zucchini Cake

This chocolate zucchini cake is wonderfully fudgy. We topped last year’s with a silken drizzle of chocolate sauce and Bernard Callebaut chocolate shavings. Divine. cake_

1 cup prune puree*
1 2/3 cups white sugar
3/4 cup corn syrup
1 cup cocoa
1 egg white
1 pound, 2 ounces grated zucchini
3/4 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 2/3 cups cake/pastry flour
2 teaspoons baking soda

Sift flours and baking soda. Combine with remaining ingredients and place in a bundt pan sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 350F for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, until a tester inserted in the centre comes out clean.

*combine 1 1/3 cups of pitted prunes with 6 tablespoons of water and process in a food processor for 1 cup of puree.