recipe was taken from Warren Zevon's biography "I'll
Sleep When I'm Dead...The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon"
Within the book itself (which I highly recommend reading)
this recipe appeared in very small print. I blew it up and
posted it here--this Chile recipe ROCKS
just like Warren..what's cool too, is Warren typed it out
himself...so it's surely from Mr. Bad Example, and references
were made in his biography about cooking up batches of it for
his friends...Warren may have been quoted near the end of his
life as saying "Enjoy Every Sandwich"...but I gotta
tell ya...he surely enjoyed Chile too ! I've added a few
personal notes regarding the preparation and ingredients you'll
need at the bottom of this page...this really whips up a
fantastic batch of Chile, well worth making...Here's a link to a
PDF file for easily printing this out...Spicy trails to you...Jule
is a highly seasoned Spanish (hog) sausage, not costly and
available at most larger marketplaces. I substituted the Mesa
Flour for two tablespoons of Corn Starch mixed with a
little less than 1/4 cup of warm water. I tended to go easy on
Warren's recommendations for the three Chili Powders...he surely
liked his smokin' hot...but... I went with 1 teaspoon of New
Mexico/Cayenne and one teaspoon California, and about three
teaspoons of the Pasilla, or darker chili powder. If you cannot
get all three of these, go with a higher end brand of darker
chili powder, and cayenne pepper. I purchased dried
California Chile pods (reasonably priced) but put in three
for a little while of cooking then removed them...as this
recipe was threatening to grow hair on my chest! ha! The
addition of the lime and lemon juice added alot to the flavor.
Even though I cut back on the "heat" of this
recipe...it still was quite hot and spicy (like Warren !) -- so,
which I often do with my Mexican dishes, I added a few
tablespoons of sugar while simmering to lighten the load so to
speak. Other than the few changes I incorporated, I would follow
this recipe to the tee...and Warren is right on about adding
mucho Cumin..it brings out the je ne sais quoi presence in this
dish...oh yes...and in addition to the shredded mild cheddar
cheese, I also put some sour cream on top...
Heat the tortillas
in a dry frying pan, flipping a few times...YUM !
It's almost as good as
rubbing Pot Roast all over yer chest !!!!! ha!
PS--this recipe is best prepared while blasting Zevon's
of one of the greatest there ever was...
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