Buffett Buffet (per R. Austin, who knows)
Submitted by: Rick Austin
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The gourmet variables:
A. Use fresh Roma tomatoes
B. Experiment with Mexican chocolate and sugar to make your own cocoa
C. Experiment with the kinds of chili powder. The sweeter, less hot ones are the most traditional
"Diamond as Big as The Ritz" by Jimmy Buffett
(This recipe modified slightly on August 5, 2004. In garnish-talk if not in flavor. Based on a recipe of Bill Weatherford's. -Ed.)
2 pounds cubed beef chuck
3 medium onions, chopped
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon allspice
2 teaspoons oregano
4 cloves crushed garlic
½ cup water
24 ounces canned (or fresh) Roma tomatoes, chopped
2-½ cups beef broth
3 tablespoons cocoa (or experiment with Mexican chocolate & sugar)
3 teaspoons chili pepper (sweeter, not so hot)
Garnish with cheddar cheese, Mexican cheese, fresh chopped cilantro. Tortillas as preferred.
Bring first seven tems to a boil in a 5 quart Dutch oven or other heavy pot. Cover and simmer 1/2 hour. Uncover and boil off liquid. Scrape pot with wooden spoon & add another 1/2 cup water. Repeat.
Add the remaining ingredients. Boil, then simmer uncovered for 45 minutes.
Garnish with cheddar or Mexican cheese and fresh cilantro.
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