[Sca-cooks] Medieval Chili

Vitaliano Vincenzi vitaliano at shanelambert.com
Tue Jun 19 09:29:32 PDT 2007

Well, I did say that it wasn't period, however, some of the ingredients 
were used in period, but probably not THAT recipe. Your response (and 
blog comment) have given me some great ideas. I have made chili with 
chunks of beef or pork instead of ground meat, so I could certainly do 
that. I thought it would be fun to use chili peppers, period or not, but 
now that I think about it, all those people full of chili peppers 
camping so close together, hmm, probably not a good idea. :)

And beef stock, well, I have A LOT of that stuff around and can easily 
make more. Store bought stock just doesn't do it for me. However, I make 
my stock by boiling beef or pork roasts in garlic, onion and mace. I use 
the meat to make BBQ's (not period) and keep the stock for other recipes.

So, thanks Gunthar, I will try what you have suggested. I hadn't thought 
of using fava beans in place of the pinto beans, but then again I just 
started researching this about 10 minutes ago. :)

Michael Gunter wrote:
>> Although I am not really worried about making it Period as I don't think
>> it matters for this event, it would be fun if it WERE as close to period
>> as possible. :)
> Here is what I replied in your blog:
> There is practically nothing in that recipe that is period. I would 
> suggest you chunk beef or pork into small cubes. Brown meat and then 
> remove.
> Make benes y fryed:
> Ingredients
> split fava beans
> beef stock
> onions, finely chopped
> garlic clove
> Simmer beans in stock for about and hour or until nearly soft.
> Fry onion and garlic and add and simmer for another 20-30 minutes until 
> beans are really soft. Serve with Poudre Douce.
> I'd add the meat with the onion and garlic and change to Poudre Forte.
> Gunthar
>> Lord Vitaliano Vincenzi
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