Picture of Chili con canine
This revolting-looking yet delicious meal came about when I was serving up leftovers of my world-famous chili con carne. One recipient reckoned his looked “exactly like dog poop”. In fairness, his helping had fallen in an unfortunate shape amidst some lettuce, and I had to concede the resemblance was remarkable. Of such coincidences are Halloween meals born...

The chili recipe is a good ‘un; I highly recommend it. It probably feeds about 12 adults. The green rice recipe comes from Fine Cooking - I went googling for a grassy-looking rice, and as a bonus this tastes good as well as looks the part. It feeds about 6.

Step 1: Ingredients

Picture of Ingredients

For the chili:
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 onions, peeled and chopped
4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1 kg ground beef
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oreganum
1 tsp dried sage
1 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp chili powder
Most of a small can (150 ml) of tomato paste
1 800 ml can of chopped tomatoes, drained
1 540 ml can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup chopped mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped celery
cornflour to thicken

For the green rice:
1/2 cup fresh cilantro (coriander)
1 cup fresh spinach leaves
1-1/4 cups chicken broth
1-1/4 cups milk
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp olive oil
3 Tbsp unsalted butter
1-1/2 cups long grain rice
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 finely chopped clove of garlic

evacooper1 year ago

this is very funny! not sure i'd eat it though... :)

what an imagination! very creative! *****
megnwayn3 years ago
Man - that must have come from a pretty long dog. Probably should be an appetiser rather than a main. cheers.
Tectonic (author)  megnwayn3 years ago
Chili con dachshund? Yeah, probably should have done multiple turds for maximum realism.
duggerpato3 years ago
adding corn to your chili would be over the top, wouldn't it?
Tectonic (author)  duggerpato3 years ago
not if you have a vegetarian dog
cpacker13 years ago
wow, that is completely disgusting. Great for Halloween!!
wazzup1053 years ago
Oh wow, that is by far the most UN-appetizing meal I've seen in a LONG time .. love it :)
Aw DUDE! That's sick. I love it! Do you serve warm lemonade with that???

Who let the dogs in?

5 stars

Tectonic (author)  Quercus austrina3 years ago
no, but I should have. Next time :)
caitlinsdad3 years ago
Why, why, this is a crock of.....

I sense the force is strong in this one....
Tectonic (author)  caitlinsdad3 years ago
...hearty goodness?