Ancho-Chipotle Chili

Based on Rachael Ray’s Ancho-Chipotle Turkey Chili.


  • 6 chile ancho, stemmed and seeded
  • 3 chile de ├írbol, stemmed and seeded
  • many tomatos
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 ounces bacon ends
  • 2 pounds ground meat
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic (or so), chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle paste
  • Scant palmful ground cumin
  • Scant palmful coriander
  • salt
  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 pinches ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups dry pinto beans
  • water


  1. Put beans in 6 cups water for 4 hours minimum.
  2. Blanch, peel, and seed the tomatos.
  3. Drain beans and put in water to cover + 1/2″. Bring to a hard boil for 10 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer till tender, about an hour.
  5. Place the chilis, tomatos and stock in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a low boil, and then simmer over low heat.
  6. Heat 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and brown a few minutes, and then remove the bacon to a plate with a slotted spoon.
  7. Add the ground meat and brown and crumble the meat.
  8. Add the onions, garlic, chipotle in adobo, paprika, cumin, coriander, cocoa powder, cinnamon and salt to taste. Stir and cook to soften.
  9. Puree the anchos, tomatos and stock.
  10. Add the puree to the chili along with the reserved bacon. Simmer over low heat to thicken, about half an hour.
  11. Let sit in pot for 2 hours, then refrigerate or freeze
  12. Package and refrigerate or freeze.

Ultimate GF Bread Machine Recipe

We have a GF (Gluten Free) bread recipe that is so good that no one in the house eats glutenous bread anymore. Additionally, it is really simple. This all started by finding a recipe over at the GF Guru. We had some problems with consistency, so we started playing with the instructions almost immediately.

Mix well

  1. 1 2/3 c Milk: This changes based on the type of milk and the type of flour. Offhand I would say use 1/6 c less if you use brown rice flour, and 1/3 c less if you use rice milk. YMMV.
  2. 1 egg

Place mixed liquid into bread machine pan. Add, in this order

  1. 1 T Oil (We use olive)
  2. 4 t Caster Sugar (aka. superfine sugar)
  3. 3/4 t Sea Salt
  4. 2 c Rice Flour: Best flavor and texture seems to be half white rice flour and half brown rice flour
  5. 1 T Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Gluten Free Flour: It makes the loaf brown better and rise better. Feel free to leave it out.
  6. 2 t Xanthan Gum
  7. 1 t Bread Machine Yeast

We cook it on the longest setting our machine has. The stuff has some trouble browning.