Sunday, November 11, 2012

This week the San Diego Chargers face off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Each of the recipes below embody the flavors of these two coastal cities while staying true to each team's spirit.

May the best bowl win!

San Diego Chargers Tomatillo Chili

4 lb cubed pork
1 lb roasted tomatillos
4 anaheim chiles
4 chopped yellow onions
2 minced jalapenos
4 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp black pepper
1 tbsp salt
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1 cup chicken broth
3 tbsp olive oil

  • Add the olive oil to the bottom of a large pot or dutch oven and let it heat.
  • Add the onion, garlic, jalapenos and anaheim chiles to the pot and cook until onions are translucent and soft.
  • Remove the vegetable mix from the pot and add the pork.
  • Add the seasonings to the pork and coat each piece while it browns.
  • After the pork has browned reintriduced the vegetables to the pot and deglaze with the white wine, vinegar and chicken stock.
  • After the chile is hot add the tomatillos to the pot and let them dissolve.
  • Cook on low heat for 3-4 hours.
Recipe courtesy of Guy Fieri

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Pirate's Booty Chili

2 cups of lump crab meat
1 cup of clams
2 cups of chunk cod
1 cup of shrimp
1/2 cup of olive oil
2 diced onions
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp salt, white pepper, cumin, garlic powder, chili powder
1 tin of tomato paste
2 tins of diced tomatoes
1 cup of white wine
4 cups of chicken stock
1 cup of corn
1 cup of cut okra
1 cup of rice

  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet and add the onion and garlic
  • Cook until the onions soften
  • Add the tomato paste and white wine to the onions and stir until smooth
  • Add the diced tomatoes, okra and corn, remove from heat and stir
  • Add the vegetables and juices to a crock pot with the chicken stock and rice
  • Cook on low for 1-2 hours until the rice is tender
  • Toss the seafood into the crock pot and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes until the shrimp and cod are fully cooked
Images courtesy of NFL

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