Pappy’s Super Bowl Chili tradition goes back to 1981 when he made “I Left My Heartburn In San Francisco” Chili in honor of the San Francisco 49ers .
Each year Pappy choses a side and makes a Special Chili in that teams honor. For the past 29 years it has determined the outcome of every game. Even in the face of seemingly overwhelming odds such as the Patriots “undefeated” season. Pappy’s Chili sent the Pats home as losers. (see note *)
Here is Pappy’s Chili for this year:
Pappy’s Three River Chili (Yeah I know they play at Heinz field now)
3 lbs of chopped meat (80/20 fat)
1 lb of Hot Italian sausage
1 lb of steak (cut into 1/2 inch cubes using a poultry shear)
1 Red Onion (finely chopped)
1 Yellow Onion (finely chopped)
1 Green Onion (you guessed it, finely chopped)
1 large can of Crushed Tomatoes
1 1/2 cups of El Pato Salsa de Chile Fresco
3 Tablespoons of Chile Power
3 Roma Tomatoes
3 Cloves of Fresh Garlic
1/2 teaspoon of Cumin
1 teaspoon of Mexican Oregeno
1 Habanero pepper (dried or fresh)
Prep time 1 hour
Cook time 9 1/2 hours
Quick boil the roma tomatoes and remove the skin, set aside.
Brown the chop meat to release fat. Pour off fat and set aside for later. Put cooked chopped meat in separate bowl.
Remove sausage from casing and break into small pieces and brown. Once again set aside me and fat.
Cut steak into 1/2 inch cubes with poultry shears and brown in same pan. Set aside fat and cooked stake
Lightly cook the peppers, onions & garlic in some of the reserved fat.
Add back the meat and add the can of crushed tomatoes, the 1 1/2 of Salsa de Chile Fresco, 8 cups of water & the spices.
Remember that fat you were told to set aside. Well by now it should have separated. The fat is sitting on top of 100% meat juice. Pour that juice in your chili. If you have a hard time doing this, you can put the glass in the freezer for a few minutes. The fat will harden and you can skim it off.
Cook on low for 5 to 9 hours. Stir every 20 minutes. Taste along the way and adjust seasoning as needed. The longer the better. Remember the longer it cooks the hotter it will be.
OK so I guess you figured out who is going to win this years Super Bowl The Pittsburgh Steelers.
Or if you want to change fate you can smoother this recipe with good Wisconsin Cheese.
* Note: Pappy does not condone gambling and is not responsible for any losses if you are stupid enough to place a bet based on a chili recipe.
No matter who you want to win. A good cigar is always in order for the Super Bowl.
I’m going with the La Aurora Gran 107 a beautiful 7×58 vitola