Monday, January 21, 2008

Not trying to brag or anything...

Don't you love it when people start off a sentence that way-- actually, come to think of it, I probably haven't heard that since about junior high. Anyway, I really am NOT trying to brag, but I thought it should be recorded in history that I won first place at the chili cook off this past weekend. The greatest part is, I didn't have a recipe! I had a marinated pork roast that I thought I should probably use, the only problem was that the marinade was teriyaki...teriyaki chili? It could work I thought. Somone must already have a recipe for something like this...nope. Not on Allrecipes (my favorite recipe site) not even when I googled "teriyaki chili" did I find ANYTHING! So, I made it up...fully expecting that it would be weird and maybe even uneatible...but at least I would fulfil my duty by taking chili to the ward activity. So, you can imagine my surprise when they called my name as the 1st place winner!!
Pineapple Chili
1 teriyaki marinated pork loin
1 medium onion
1 or 2 bell peppers
1 can pineapple tidbits
2 cans crushed tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce
2 cans kidney beans
1 Tbs chili powder
2 tsp. ginger
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup pineapple juice
(Even now as I write this I am guessing on the measurements I used...)
Cook the Pork Loin following instructions on package and cut up into small pieces. Brown onion, peppers, and pineapple together in a little olive oil. Add ginger to the mixture. In large pot combine tomatoes, tomato sauce, kidney beans, and chili powder. When onion and peppers are soft, dump them in with tomatoes. Add pork. Add rest of ingredients and let soup simmer until it's time to eat. (I think my was on low for about 30 minutes...I have no idea if this made a diference or not.) Enjoy! It's very sweet, so even the kids enjoyed it.


jenn said...

so fun that you just posted this, like 7 mintues ago and i'm already commenting. gotta love feed reader. anyway, congrats and i can't wait to try your recipe. my family won't really eat chili, but i love it, so i'll try this one.

Ditto Family said...

Brag away...what an honor!!

byoung said...

way to be creative in the kitchen-you must be watching ratatouee with addy.
maybe your baby is a good muse eh?

Ditto's said...

Nice job Annie, the recipe looks really yummy. We will expect great things from you at the next reunion!

Anonymous said...

Wow Annie-maybe you should start your own internet recipe website entitled : Unusual but tasty meals Tav

Julia said...

That sounds so delish. Thanks for the recipe!

Naivalu Clan said...

Awesome! We have a ward chili cookoff coming in Feb! Now I'm going to sign up! I'll let you know how it turns out!