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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Lazy Sunday Part 1

I have to admit, it is hard to dedicate yourself to blogging when life is so busy ! So I have some catch up work to do !

Last Monday, we wanted to use up the last of the bounty from the garden, so I made a batch of my famous Steak Fajita Chili. I had some small sirloins in the freezer I had purchased on sale, about three pounds worth. I marinated them in store bought mojo sauce, and rubbed with fajita seasoning, and browned them to a medium rare in the bottom of the chili pot. I took them out to let them rest about 5 minutes. While they were resting, I added some olive oil to the pot, and sauteed 3 cloves of chopped garlic and 2 diced medium onions.

I cubed the steak into one inch pieces, and added back to the pot. I added 3 cups of V-8 juice, and then diced up about three pounds of roma tomatoes. I also had small small green peppers and jalapenos from the garden, so I added those as well. You can control the heat with more or less jalapeno, but I generally like my chili more on the spicy side. Then I seasoned with chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper, all to taste. Again, I generally like my chili pretty intensely flavored, so I am generous with the spices. After that, I just cooked it down, and served with some sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese.

I usually make more than we can eat in one serving, so we have leftovers for lunch the next day, and some to freeze for dinners in a hurry.

1 comment:

  1. Lisa, you really like your spices. If you are interested in getting some bottled spiced, Watkins has the best real spices out there so much better than McCormick that people seem to like. They have so many additives in theirs. Watkins gives you what it says it's giving you and it's so much better. If you are ever interested, I do sell it or you would go to their website and use my associate # 353758 to have it delivered right to your house. You wouldn't be sorry, just had to see if you wanted your food to taste even better when it comes to bottled spices!! Especially the vanilla, black pepper and cinnamon!!