BF's Famous 'Roo Chili

'Roo Chili w/ Irish Soda Bread
This is the bf's famous 'roo chili. It was terrible - we ate an entire pot's worth (~8 cups) in 24 hours. Haha! It is awesome. The recipe is never exactly the same, because it's all "to taste," so have fun with it. Of course, use beef if you don't have kangaroo...or substitute the meat for more veggies (and veggie broth), and you've got one healthy chili. Either way, the vegemite is a must. Enjoy!

Ingredients (all to taste):

  • Kangaroo steak, cubed
  • Mushrooms, sliced
  • Onion, chopped
  • Carrot, chopped
  • Capsicum (bell pepper), chopped
  • Garlic, chopped
  • Celery (with leaf), chopped
  • Bacon, chopped
  • Bacon grease
  • Butter
  • Green Chiles
  • Vegemite
  • Salt
  • Optional: sour cream, chopped raw onion, chives.

  • Broth:
  • Beef Broth (or beef bullion mixed with hot water)
  • Soy Sauce
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Mustard Powder
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Dried Parsley
  • Turmeric
  • Pepper
  • Lentils
  1. In a large pot, sear kangaroo steak on high heat until brown. 
  2. Add the mushroom, onion, carrot, capsicum, garlic, celery (and leaves), chopped bacon, bacon grease, butter, green chiles, vegemite, and salt. Cook at high heat until most of the water comes out of the veggies, browning everything until the water is mostly evaporated.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix beef broth, soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, mustard powder, smoked paprika, dried parsley, and turmeric. Once the veggies are browned, add this broth mixture to the pot, along with some pepper (to taste), and allow to slow simmer for 2-3 hours. 

  4. Add lentils and simmer for an additional 1-1.5 hours.

Serve with sour cream, chopped raw onion, and chives....on top of freshly grated parmesan! Yum!

PS, that's a sweet ginger wine spritzer in the background. Ginger wine is another Australian find that we've been obsessed with.


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