ALLIGATOR CHILI

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  1. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

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    ALLIGATOR CHILI
    1 pound Alligator meat
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    1 large onion (chopped)
    1 clove garlic (minced)
    1 large bell pepper (chopped)
    1 (10-ounce) can Ro-tel tomatoes and chilies (blended)
    1 (16-ounce) can pinto beans
    1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
    1 teaspoon Cumin
    1 Jalapeno pepper (chopped)
    1 cup red wine (Merlot preferred)
    6 bottles cold beer
    Salt & Pepper to taste

    Set aside 1 cup of red wine. Cut meat into small pieces. Remove all tallow. Start drinking the rest of the red wine(cold beer may be substituted). In Dutch oven boil diced meat in water seasoned with salt and pepper for 20 minutes. Drain and set aside. In same pot add oil, onion, bell pepper and garlic. Sauté until onions are tender. Add pinto beans, tomatoes, tomato paste salt, pepper, cumin, and jalapeno. Cook on medium low heat for 40 minutes. Add alligator meat. Cook on low heat 3 hours. Add wine last 30 minutes. Serve with Hot French bread.

    If you are unable to find gator meat. Here is a subsitute recipe for .......

    Armadillo Chili

    2 1/2 pounds lean Ground Armadillo (Roadkill Optional)
    1 pound lean Ground pork
    1 cup finely-chopped onion
    4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    1 12-ounce can beer
    1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
    1 cup water
    3 tablespoons chili powder
    2 tablespoons ground cumin
    2 tablespoons instant beef bouillon
    2 teaspoons oregano leaves
    2 teaspoons paprika
    2 teaspoons sugar
    1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa
    1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    1/2 teaspoon Louisiana hot sauce
    1 teaspoon flour
    1 teaspoon cornmeal
    1 tablespoon warm water

    In large saucepan or Dutch oven, brown half the meat; pour off fat.
    Remove meat. Brown remaining meat; pour off fat, reserving 2 tablespoons.
    Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until tender. Add meat and remaining
    ingredients except flour, cornmeal and warm water. Mix well. Bring to boil;
    reduce heat and simmer covered 2 hours. Stir together flour and cornmeal;
    add warm water. Mix well. Stir into chili mixture. Cook, covered, 20 minutes
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2004
  2. Salvage33

    Salvage33 New Member

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    The alligator chili recipe sounds quite tasty...gonna have to give that one a try. As for armadillo...well, around here we call them possum on the half shell! LOL

    John
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