Recipes for the Curtis-Cascione Cook Off Wednesday February 1, 2012 Super Bowl Food!!!

Curtis Cascione Cookoff Recipes for Wednesday February 1 2012

Mark's Chicken Chili:


    * 2 pounds ground chicken, coarsely ground preferred
    * 3 tablespoons chili powder, plus 2 teaspoons
    * 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
    * 1 (15-ounce) can white beans, drained and rinsed
    * 2 (28-ounce) cans diced fire roasted tomatoes
    * 1 medium sweet potato (about 10 ounces), peeled and shredded
    * 1 (15-ounce) can low-sodium chicken broth
    * 1 to 2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce with seeds, chopped
    * 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    * 1 tablespoon kosher salt
    * 1 tablespoon onion powder
    * 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
    * 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    * 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    * 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    * Pinch ground cloves
    * 1/2 to 3/4 cup lager-style beer, optional
    * Toppings: Sour cream, shredded Cheddar or Jack cheese, chopped scallions, and chopped pickled jalapenos


Put the chicken in the slow cooker. Add 3 tablespoons of the chili powder and all the rest of the ingredients, except the beer. Stir everything together, cover, and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours.

Just before serving, stir in the remaining 2 teaspoons of chili powder, the beer, if using, and season with more salt and pepper, to taste, if desired. Divide the chili among warm bowls. Serve with the topping of your choice, such as grated chsse, sour cream, cilantro, chopped green onion and lime wedge!

Stirring in one last teaspoon of chili powder right before serving brightens the flavor of the chili.

Steve's Italian Wedding Soup:

in a deep pan 1/2 tbs of olive oil..2 tbsp of chopped garlic..1/2 cup chopped carrots 3/4 cup chopped celery
8 cups fresh baby spinach
1/2 chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped asparagus
1/4 lb. ground lean hamburger
1 can of washed and drained kidney beans
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
1/8 cup white wine
1/2 cup cooked pastene pasta
2 tbsp of black pepper
1 tbsp of garlic salt
2 tbsp of parsley
2 tbsp of basil
1 tbsp of red pepper flakes (optional for a kick)
once the hamburger and veggies simmer for 1/2 hr. over med heat add 48ozs of low sodium chicken broth and add the pasta..simmer over low heat for at least 3hrs. add more broth if necessary and turn occasionally