Our Gator Nation Recipes
Kevin's Spicy Black–Eyed Pea Dip2 cans of Black Eye Peas (rinsed and drained) 1 can of White Hominy (rinsed and drained) 1 can of Fresh Diced tomatoes (can use the kind with garlic or jalapeño included) or 2 tomatoes diced 3 – 4 green onions (scallions) finely sliced 2 – 3 cloves of garlic minced 1 cup of chopped red onion 1 cup of chopped parsley 1 small (8 oz.) bottle of “Zesty” Italian dressing Jalapeño chopped “to taste” In a large bowl, combine the above ingredients. Chill and serve with “scooped” Fritos or Nacho chips. Makes 2 quarts. Keeps well refrigerated for 2-3 weeks.
Renea's Famous Spinach Dip1 pkg (10 oz.) baby spinach, chopped or 1 pkg (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, drained 1 container (16 oz.) sour cream 1 cup Mayonnaise 1 pkg Knorr Vegetable recipe mix 1 can (8 oz.) water chestnuts, optional 3 green onions, chopped, optional Combine all ingredients and chill, 2 hours Serv with your favorite chips or dippers
3 LBS BASE MEAT
15-OZ CAN TOMATO SAUCE
1 CUP WATER
2 TSP TABASCO (I FAVOR THE GREEN)
3 HEAPING TBLSP CHILI POWDER
1 HEAPING TBLSP OREGANO
1 HEAPING TSP CUMIN
4 CHOPPED GARLIC CLOVES
1 TSP SALT
1 TSP CAYENNE PEPPER
1 TSP PAPRIKA
1 DOZEN CHILI PEPPERS (WHOLE, DRIED, PERHAPS RED HOT...)
4 CHOPPED CHILIPIQUINS OR EQUIVALENT IN SLICED JALAPENOS
2 HEAPING TSP HOT SAUCE (PICK YOUR BRAND)
1 BEER (NO, NOT BUD LIGHT)
2 HEAPING TBLSP MASA OR FLOUR (AT LEAST)
Sear the meat in a skillet until cooked. Put meat into chili or crock pot with the tomato sauce beer,
and enough water to cover the meat by 1/2 inch. Add the remaining ingredients (except the whole pepper
pods) and stir (to the right only, nothing goes to the left in General Pinochet's Chile).Then put the
chili pods in whole, being very careful not to break them, as they're just for flavoring (eating them
is contingent upon the mental health of the consumer). Simmer for 75 minutes. Skim off excess grease.
Add thickener made of masa/flour and water until you like the consistency, then simmer for at least 30
more minutes (I usually let it crock overnight, it can't hurt and it really locks the flavors in).
If you wanna share this with most mortals, cut all the hot ingredients by half. At that point
the tearing, sniffling and whining usually subside. Crikey, it's CHILI, folks, not oatmeal!!!