Still Summer, but My Heart Said, "Chili!"

by BC
(St. Louis, MO)

Recently, someone gave me a three-year-old copy of Cook’s Illustrated. I’ve heard about this publication but never experienced it. Now, however, I can say that it is one of the finest cooking magazines I’ve experienced, and I plan to subscribe to it in the future! I love the way they examine each recipe from a scientific perspective, as well as a culinary one. After a week of iffy weather and not being able to utilize my solar cooker, I decided that on this gorgeous Monday I would try Cook’s Illustrated’s Basic Chili.

I began the cooking on the stove after chopping two yellow onions, a green pepper, and six cloves of garlic. Everything was then softened on the stove in coconut oil in my pot, along with the spices. I then added the beef and browned it. Then I added the cans of beans and tomatoes. It smelled delicious! As soon as these steps were done, I took the pot out to the solar cooker and placed it in for the “simmer” step. Even though it’s nearly 5 o’clock, I figured I didn’t need total sun for the simmer step; the beef is cooked through. This is just a further chance for the flavors to meld. This should be one tasty chili! I’ll post the family verdict in the next post!

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Sep 10, 2014
Love solar chili
by: Mark Rosenberg

If you want it done easier chop cilantro peppers of your choice garlic and onion in a food processor puree it. Use 3lbs of stew meat add spices all in your pot place it outside in the cooker no need to brown meat or saute vegetables. Cook for six hours add canned beans of your choice and thicken with mase or flour. turn oven away from sun until time to eat

Sep 09, 2014
by: Payton

That sounds great! Now I'm hungry...

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