I am so embarrassed. I had this great idea for chili – flash fry tiny
cubes of steak and pork, then put them in chili. Sounds good, doesn’t
it? Well, I tried it today. I spent three hours standing at the counter,
chopping, frying, stirring, mixing and simmering. I just tried it. I
think it’s the first chili in the world that can be labeled as
biological warfare. Three spoonfuls and my stomach is roiling. It
doesn’t taste too bad. It’s a little too spicy. The aftertaste tips it
off… there’s something seriously wrong with that stuff. I have no idea
what turned it. Maybe I didn’t cook the meat long enough. Maybe one of
the veggies was bad. Maybe using those three tablespoons of chili oil in
the wok I used to fry up the meat.
Whatever it is, it’s awful. Since my family is coming over tomorrow, I
should make a “normal” batch of chili with ground beef tomato sauce,
kidney beans etc. I don’t know if I can get over the disappointent.