Liz's Spicy Fare

Hi, folks, this is Liz. This portion of the website is dedicated to the New Adventures Of Queen Victoria recipe club!

From time to time, some of us will pop up here with different recipes we would like to share. Each of us has our own specialty. As you can probably tell from the page title, as someone who enjoys life to its fullest, and savors the flavor of everything, I tend toward spicier recipes.

Feel free to copy and try these recipes, and stop back regularly to see the latest. Oh, and be careful with anything recommended by Grandpa.

Liz's Knockout Chili

To make chili properly takes time. Lots of time. But, trust me, making it the right way is immensely rewarding. Take a day out to make a pot and invite some friends over.


2 pounds beef. (Stew grade cuts are good enough)
1 pound pork. (Again, stew grade)
2 tsp olive or vegetable oil
1-1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp black pepper
1 12-oz bottle of beer
1 quart beef broth
1 one-pound jar mild salsa
1 one-pound bag plain tortilla chips, crushed
2 diced jalapeno peppers
1 6-oz can tomato paste
1 tablespoon chili powder

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Toss meat with oil, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Let sit for at least 15 minutes to season the meat.

In a large dutch oven or cast iron pot, brown the meat over high heat. Brown in small batches to make sure you get a good sear, and place browned meat in a clean bowl.

Use beer to deglaze the pot. Make sure you loosen all the burned-on bits from the bottom of the pan.

Add meat, half the broth, salsa, peppers, tortilla chips, chili powder, and tomato paste to the pot. Stir well. Cover and place into oven.

Cook in the oven for approximately four hours, checking every hour and adding the rest of the broth as needed if it starts to get too thick.

Yield: 4-6 servings, depending on how hungry you are.

Earlier recipes:

Mary's Cookies Of Racial Harmony
Liz's Mexican Lasagna
Mrs. Clipart's World's Easiest Meatloaf

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