3 Bean Buffalo Chili w/ Johnny Cakes

July 13, 2013 at 5:55 PM | Posted in Ball Park Smoked Turkey Franks, chili, Crock Pot, spices and herbs, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: 3 Bean Buffalo Chili w/ Johnny Cakes3Bean Buffalo Chili Cornbread 003

 

 

 

Another beautiful day out, but they say that’s coming too an end. The high’s will be in the 90’s and the humidity almost unbearable. The heat index will be very high starting Sunday. All good days must end, I guess. Earlier today I went fishing here at our community lake. Only caught a few small Blue Gills not much biting but a real relaxing morning. For dinner tonight I didn’t want anything too heavy or filling but still wanted a hot and hearty meal. So I got in the freezer and grabbed the Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili I froze from the last time I prepared some. I prepared the Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili along with some Johnny Cakes.

 

 

 

The Chili has Ground Buffalo, Kidney Beans, Chili Beans, Great Northern White Beans, and ton of great Spices! Just put it in the Crock Pot, on low, for about 8 hours and you got you some mighty tasty Chili! I would use Ground Turkey to make this but for the past two times I’ve used the Ground Buffalo. Using the Buffalo gives it such a unique flavor, an almost sweet taste to it and it seems to hold up better with any added heat you add to it (Peppers or Hot Sauce). I left the full recipe at the bottom of the post. That’s the last of my Chili in the freezer so I’ll have to make another batch soon.

 

 

As the Chili was heating up I made some Johnny Cakes. To prepare these all you’ll need is: Pam w/ Olive Oil Non – Stick Spray, 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 3/4 cups Buttermilk, and 2 cups Martha White Self Rising Enriched White Corn Meal Mix. Just mix all your ingredients in a large bowl. Spray your Pam on a Flat Top Griddle or large Skillet and preheat on medium low, I use the Flat Top Griddle. When the Griddle is heated add your batter. You can make the Cakes any size you want from half-dollar size to regular pancake size cakes. After the bottom side turns golden brown flip over and let the other side get golden brown. To serve I placed mine on a plate and topped it with my 3 Bean Buffalo Chili and Shredded Cheese. And now it’s Comfort Food Heaven! The Chili is a perfect pairing with Cornbread no matter how you prepare your Cornbread. At the bottom of the post I left a little history on the “Johnny Cakes”. There are various ways to fix Johnny Cakes, I make mine using the Martha White Corn Meal Mix.

 

 

 

Crock Pot 3 Bean Buffalo Chili3-bean-buffalo-chili-001

Ground Buffalo
Ground Buffalo
Ingredients
2 lb. Ground Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
2 Cans (6 oz.) Hunt’s Tomato Paste
1 Can (15 oz.) Chili Beans
1 Can (15 oz.) Kidney Beans, rinsed
1 Can (15 oz.) Great Northern Beans, rinsed
1/2 Cup of Water
1 Packet McCormick Chili Mix
1 White Onion (medium), Chopped or Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Unseeded and Chopped
3 Cloves Minced Garlic
1 Tbs Ground Cocoa Chili Blend (McCormick)
1/2 Tsp Ground Chipotle Chili Pepper (McCormick)
1 Tbs. Ground Roasted Cumin
2 Tsps Ground Cinnamon
1 Tbs of Cilantro Leaves
5 Dashes of Frank’s Hot Sauce or to taste.
Shredded Cheese, I used Grated Dutch Gouda (Topping)
Oyster Crackers

Directions:
*Brown Buffalo in large saucepan on medium-high heat 10 min. or until no longer pink, stirring occasionally. Add all remaining spices and ingredients except 1 can of the tomato paste and the cheese and crackers.
*ADD to slow cooker and add in the remaining 1 can of tomato paste.
*COVER with lid. Cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours (or on LOW 5 to 6 hours).

*Serve in bowl or mug with cheese and the oyster crackers, A Tablespoon of fat-free sour cream, or serve with some home made cornbread.

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea BuffaloWild Idea
Ground Round, 99% Lean
We use the Top Round and the Sirloin Tip cuts and remove all visible fat, for this super lean meat. It is rich and dark in taste and color. Substitute for any of your favorite ground dishes.

 

 

http://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

 

 

Johnnycakes – Pouring a batter similar to that of skillet-fried cornbread, but slightly thinner, into hot grease atop a griddle or a skillet produces a pancake-like bread called a johnnycake. This type of cornbread is prevalent in New England, particularly in Rhode Island, and also in the American Midwest and the American South. It is reminiscent of the term hoecake, used in the American South for fried cornbread pancakes, which may date back to stories about some people on the frontier making cornbread patties on the blade of a hoe.

 

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Johnny Cakes (My way)

Ingredients:

Pam w/ Olive Oil Non – Stick Spray
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 3/4 cups Buttermilk
2 cups Martha White Self Rising Enriched White Corn Meal Mix

Directions:

Just mix all your ingredients in a large bowl.
Spray your Pam on a Flat Griddle or large Skillet and preheat on medium low, I use the Flat Griddle.
When the Griddle is heated add your batter. You can make the Cakes any size you want from half dollar size to regular pancake size cakes. After the bottom side turns golden brown flip over and let the other side get golden brown. Serve while warm and enjoy!

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