25 hrs 30 mins
1 hr 30 mins
Okay, I admit it -- it does sound like a "mess"! This is from a January 1987 article in Family Circle magazine about throwing a "super bowl bash" with John Madden. This is John Madden's favourite, apparently. In truth, I bet it's good!
My Private Note
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- 1 cup dried red kidney beans
- water, as needed
- 1/4 lb bacon, diced
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 (16 ounce) can whole tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon leaf oregano, crumbled
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 lb spaghetti or 1/2 lb fettuccine, cooked according to package directions and drained
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can tamales, heated
- 1 small onion, sliced (for garnish)
- dried red pepper, for garnish
- 1Rinse and pick over beans; place in a medium-sized bowl and cover with water; let soak overnight.
- 2The next day, drain beans and place in a medium-size saucepan and add one quart of water.
- 3Bring to a boil over high heat, lower heat, cover; let simmer until beans are tender, 60 to 90 minutes.
- 4Meanwhile, cook bacon in a Dutch oven or large skillet until crisp; remove with slotted spoon onto paper towels to drain.
- 5Pour off all but two tablespoons of the bacon fat; saute ground beef, large onion and garlic in bacon fat over high heat for about 5 minutes, stirring often.
- 6Add cooked bacon, undrained tomatoes, chili powder, salt, oregano and cayenne; stir well and bring to a boil.
- 7Lower heat, cover, and simmer for about 60 minutes, stirring every so often; steal some liquid from the beans and stir it in if mixture gets too thick.
- 8Now would be a good time to cook that spaghetti.
- 9Drain beans, add to meat/tomato mixture, and heat just to serving temperature.
- 10To serve, place hot drained spaghetti on a large platter and spoon all the chili on top.
- 11Cut tamales into pieces and arrange over chili.
- 12Finally, scatter raw onion and dried red peppers over top, and serve.
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Nutritional Facts for John Madden's Mess
Serving Size: 1 (264 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 475.8
- Calories from Fat 171
- Total Fat 19.0 g
- Saturated Fat 6.8 g
- Cholesterol 56.9 mg
- Sodium 538.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 50.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 7.5 g
- Sugars 4.4 g
- Protein 25.2 g