March 18, 2006

Adventures in Cooking

Got a new food processor the other day. It's a Kitchenaid 12 cup deal. We saved up our Discover Card points and relied on some birthday gifts to push us over the top. We got it for a lot of reasons, but mainly to make gyros, which we did this week. Don't try to make them without a food processor, you'll burn out the motor on one of those little mini chopper things (yes, I did this once). Now that I've got the processor, the hardest part of this recipe was finding ground lamb, as a few stores were sold out. Anyhow, you should make this recipe if you have a food processor and a liking for Greek food.

Gyro Meet with Tzatziki Sauce courtesy of Alton Brown

By the way, I made chili last night with my mom's (who knows where she got it) recipe, which follows

1 pound ground turkey or beef
1 onion, chopped
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper (cayenne)
1 Tbsp Worcestshire sauce
1 6 oz. can tomato paste
1 29 oz. can tomato sauce
1 can red kidney beans (dark or light), drained
1 can diced tomatoes with green chiles, drained

Brown beef with onions. Add rest of ingredients. Simmer for 45 minutes or more. Serve topped with cheese and crumbled Fritos.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My neighbor in Florida, Bea Quissenberry, gave me a cookbook. This recipe is a combination of two recipes in that book.