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- Get a sneak-peek at Harajuku Mini's holiday collection
- Chipotle's top-secret chili recipe gets hacked
- Pregnant Kristen Bell shows off her baby bump while shopping
- 3 tips to nix the 9-5 munchies
- What your "likes" say about your politics
- Make the most of your maxi dress with a one-minute makeover tip
- Brad Pitt launches his first furniture collection
- Movie sneak peek: Skyfall and Lincoln
- Video: Kristen Stewart celebrates her On the Road premiere with Rob
- How to go to the movies for cheap
- Work Jessica Alba's cropped green jeans into your Fall rotation
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- Gift your furry friend with a playful mustache
Posts for November 5th 2012
YumSugar's Chipotle Chili Hack
This is the story of how two food writers so loved a chili recipe, they sought out to re-create it at home, with no recipe or guidelines other than the memory still lingering on their taste buds.
It was the end of the day at the New York City Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting. YumSugar editor Susannah Chen and I wearily made our way to the Chipotle stand to seek refuge from the onslaught of cupcake-infused vodkas and countless tomato sauce tastings. We knew whatever Chipotle cooked up would perk up our fatigued palates, and sure enough, as soon as we saw smiling Chipotle servers doling out steamy bowls of chili off the stainless-steel countertops, we made a mad dash.
The Original Chipotle Chili
The chili was a godsend on a bone-chilling day in New York City. Susannah and I quickly gobbled down our piping-hot bowls of chili, only breaking the silence with our intermittent exclamations of phrase like "Oh. My. God." and "Wow. Mmm-hm." Once we finished our bowls, we eagerly asked the Chipotle employees, "When can we expect this amazing chili to hit restaurants?" The employees chuckled and said, "Sorry gals. Don't expect this to be out anytime soon. If anything, we might release it to one or two locations in DC."
Our hopes of round two chili were almost crushed! Luckily, Susannah pressed on: "Well, what exactly is in this recipe?" The employee, hesitant to reveal Chipotle recipe development chef Nate Appleman's secret ingredients, replied, "If you combine Chipotle's barbacoa, pinto beans, and black beans, then you're halfway there." It was enough information to give us a jumping-off point. Susannah and I looked at each other and in jinx-like manner screamed, "Recipe hack!"
So allow me to present to you the YumSugar Chipotle Chili recipe hack, which was made in our office using a single electric stove-top burner and a nonstick soup pan. We tortured our co-workers with this dreamy clove-and beer-scented chili bubbling in the kitchen for hours, as the starches in the beans broke down to create a thick, unctuous mixture. Finally, the moment had arrived for the taste test.
Admittedly upon first bite, Susannah and I couldn't determine whether or not we had accurately hacked chef Appleman's recipe, but we knew we had made something good. The Texan in me comes out when I emphasize real good. The caramelized onions add a sweetness to the acidic tomato stew. The dark beer and cloves subtly boost the flavor of the chili, giving it that indescribable je ne sais quoi, or yo no sé lo que, since this is a Mexican dish after all. The salty, spicy broth soaks into the barbacoa beef and beans, and the crunchy radish and chip topping keeps the overall texture interesting and diverse.
Upon the first spoonful, several tasters broke down and could hardly stutter more than "Oh wow." and "Best. Chili. Ever." We think this story has a happy makeshift ending, but until Chipotle makes our chili dreams come true by putting this item on menus across America, we'll have to resort to cooking up our own Chipotle chili recipe hack.
Knorr Homestyle Stock is concentrated with just the right ingredients and simmered to perfection, for a delicious taste every time. That's why award-winning chef Marco Pierre White always picks Knorr.
Next time you're cutting into a pumpkin, don't toss the seeds! Learn the easy way to prep and roast them so you can enjoy these crunchy treats all season long. Otherwise, you can also use pepitas, or hulled pumpkin seeds, found at most grocery stores. Keep the flavors interesting by trying out three different seasonings: olive oil and sea salt, buttery sweet and spicy, and soy sauce.
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Kraft Philadelphia® Cream Cheese is great for making these tasty sweets. See below for links to each recipe!
Philadelphia New York Cheesecake - http://bit.ly/dTbHhv
Change up your normal cheesecake and try a classic, PHILADELPHIA New York Cheesecake. You can never go wrong with a classic.
Philadelphia Marble Brownies - http://bit.ly/fuZxqs
Cream cheese and brownies - probably the best decision you'll ever make. Try these delicious marble brownies made with Philadelphia cream cheese.
Philadelphia Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Soufflé - http://myphil.ly/e6CpPn
Want creamy chocolate bliss in under an hour? Then our recipe for Philadelphia Chocolate Hazelnut Souffle is exactly what you need.
Whenever you have stale bread, rather than tossing it, toast it and give it a whirl in a food processor. Store the breadcrumbs in a resealable plastic baggie in the freezer for casseroles, breaded meats and vegetables, and pasta dishes. If you're short for ideas, these 10 recipes will help inspire you to use up your stash, before your breadcrumbs become stale!
Some might call it played out, but there's a reason why street food is so popular, and well, that's because it's pretty awesome. Authentic and usually priced way below what you'd see at a restaurant, there's perhaps no better way to appreciate its convenience than looking at street food from around the globe. Here, we've rounded up some photos of well-known snacks like churros and more exotic ones like octopus balls (yes, you read that right). Have a look and let us know if you have any favorites!
Enjoy morning oatmeal, even when there's no time to simmer up a batch with these coconut-milk-enhanced overnight oats from GraceDickinson.
The perfect, make-ahead Autumn breakfast to hold you over until pumpkin pie season.
For the recipe, check out her blog and then be sure to share your food photos through our Savory Sights community group or by starting your own blog. If you're on Instagram, chime in on the conversation with the hashtag #savorysight.