Tag Archives: Chili

It’s A Wonderful Chili .::. Healthy Cooking with your Friendly Italians Episode 44

Anwei Law and Kyle Laude are in-studio to talk about the upcoming It’s A Wonderful Life Weekend Festival in Seneca Falls and Jim Bero gives you some tips to help you win the big chili cook-off.

Oil Man From Texas .::. Episode 135

Oil Man From Texas, J.H. Payne, is in-studio to talk about chili, armadillos, bird watching, and geology. Also, listener mail from the southern hemisphere. Join us for an hour or so.

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Souper Bowl Special .::. Episode 23

With the Super Bowl set, it’s time for Jim and Marilyn’s “Souper Bowl” episode with a delicious Spinach and Orzo preparation and some great ideas for your big game party.


In a soup pot bring to boil 8 cups chicken or vegetable stock
Add 1 cup of orzo pasta, cook for 10 minutes
Add 1 chicken breast cut into 2 inch cubes, cook for 2 minutes
Strain, reserve chicken and orzo

Reheat the stock
In a bowl whisk 3 eggs, 1/3 cup of fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of lemon zest
Add 1 cup of hot stock in a stream whisking
Turn stock to low
Whisk in egg lemon mixture, stir until it starts to thicken
Add 8 once cleaned and washed fresh baby spinach
Add orzo and chicken
Season with salt and pepper and serve
Garnish with dry dill


Heat 2 tablespoon of canola in a skillet
Add 2 chopped onion, 1 chopped jalapeno pepper 1 teaspoon of chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon dry oregano
Cook for 3 minute
Transfer to slow cooker
In a skillet heat in canola oil 2 pounds of boneless short ribs or chuck cut into 1/2 inch pieces
Season with salt and pepper
Slowly brown and transfer to slow cooker
Add to the slow cooker 3 cups of beer or beef broth, 1 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes
2 cans rinsed and drained pinto beans
Cook 8 to 10 hours
Add chopped cilantro
Condiment bar:
shredded cheddar, sour cream, chopped onion, pickled jalapeno, hot sauces, tortillas


Saute in 1 tablespoon of canola oil 1 chopped onion, 1 minced green pepper, 3 minced garlic cloves
Cook for 3 minutes
Add: 1 pound of ground beef, and 1 pound of Italian sausage out of the casing
Cook for 5 minutes, remove the fat
Add 11/2 cups of your favorite bottled salsa, 1 cup of frozen corn,1 can of diced tomatoes,
1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 tablespoon of chili powder, 1 cup of shredded cheddar
salt and pepper to taste
Place in a casserole dish
Mix a boxed corn bread mix, pour over mixture
Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes
You could add canned beans and or canned pesole


Mix in a small bowl, 2 teaspoons ground black pepper, 1 tablespoon of kosher or sea salt,1 teaspoon dry oregano
Rub mixture into 6 pounds of pork shoulder with bone left in, wrap in plastic wrap refrigerate over night
Place in crook pot 1 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes 2 bay leaves, 2 tablespoon of red wine vinegar,
1/2 cup sliced pepperoncini, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 onion sliced in 1/8 inch strips
Cook for 10 hours
Remove pork, let cool, remove bay leaves, degrease,
Remove fat and bones from the pork: discard: shred the pork
Puree with a emulsifier, heat in a saucepan, reduce till gravy like consistency
Add shredded pork to the sauce
Serve over crusty Italian bread
Top with pulled pork, shredded provolone cheese and cole slaw.


In a large pot heat:
9 cups of water or stock, 1 cup of brown or white rice
1 teaspoon salt, 11/2 piece of ginger, 1 smoked ham hock or smoke turkey drum stick
Bring to a slow boil, cover and cook for 11/2 hours
Discard the ginger, remove hock or turkey drum stick
Serve with condiments: minced scallions, minced parsley , minced cilantro, meat of the ham hock or drum stick, cubed smoke ham steak
soy sauce, garlic, chili sauce

Episode 86 ..::.. Working The Dog

On a special Martin Luther King / Inauguration Day edition of The Sauce… President Obama name drops Seneca Falls, we talk old-school rappers, our Tweet of the Week, what went wrong on the way to a Florida Taco Bell, and what to do with your left over chili. Also, stories from Rudy P. Ringtone’s going away party. Spend an hour or so with us in The Sauce, it’s warm in here…

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