I just got this recipe from my dearest friend. She swore by it. I tried it. We loved it. Luckily, it is friendly to my many substitutions and omissions. I substituted Heinz 57 for A1. My DH is a Heinz 57 man. He may panic if he saw A1 in the cabinet. He would be suspicious at the least. It would not be good. I substituted a large can of crushed tomatoes for the pear tomatoes.
Also, I omitted celery, ground coriander, and parsley flakes purely because I don’t have any. It turned out great. My goal is to buy ground coriander, even though I have no idea what it is, so I can add it next time.
Here’s the recipe:
- Brown and Drain 2-3 lbs of lean ground meat
- Dice and sauté in butter one, very large onion
- In large covered heavy pot
- Add: Beef, Onion, 2 cups water and:
3 – 2 ½ # cans of kidney beans
2 – 2 ½ # cans of Pear Tomatoes
2 – 15 oz cans of tomato sauce
1 ½ c Chopped Celery
2-3 Large Cloves of Garlic – finely minced
2 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
2 TBSP A-1 Sauce
2 Tsp ground Cumin Seed
2 TSP Salt
2 TSP white pepper
2 TBSP ground Coriander
2 TBSP parsley flakes
2 TBSP Chile Powder
Simmer 3 to 4 hours, cool and refrigerate overnight for best results. Simmer 1 hour and serve hot, in bowls, with hot bread and cold beer (prof Dos Equis).
Grated Cheddar Cheese, crackers, sour cream, little green onions cut up…whatever you have on hand.
Oh! One more thing, we didn’t refrigerate it over night. It was a two thumbs up meal.