Thursday, July 12, 2012

Today's Featured Recipe for "The LeRoy Show" 12 July 2012

The question of the day is: What is "suet"?

The LeRoy Show is hosted by the Linebaugh sisters, Kay and Sondra, who introduce listeners to small town life in SE Kansas along the Neosho River. 

Music and comedic samplings are from Andy Griffith's comedy albums. Available at Amazon.  

Life during the middle years of the 20th century in Kansas was different from today and in many ways more healthy.

Cleone Ranes’ Chili 
Source: LeRoy Methodist Church Recipe Book 1951

2  1/2 lbs coarse ground beef       
1 small onion, grated
1/2 lb suet                                   
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 No. 2 can tomato juiice or           
    tomato puree
1/2 cup chili powder
 2 tbs. salt                                                  
1 small hot pepper, crushed.

Render suet and strain, add meat to suet drippings and cook slowly, one hour, stir frequently, then add tomatoes, onion and garlic and cook 1/2 hour, stir to keep from scorching, then add salt, chili powder and hot pepper.  Cook until thoroughly blended, adding water if necessary.  This can be stored in a glass or enameled container in cool place for sometime.  When using, cook beans separately and add before serving.

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