Let me start by stating I have not found
Rachel Ray's food to be as consistently good
as my smiley friend Giada.
That being said, I have stumbled upon a keeper
in Rachel Land.
Did you know that there are entire sites devoted to the
hating of Rachel Ray?
That's not even nice.
I'm not a hater, just maybe not a fan.
But I digress.
And I haven't made that statement for a while
so that helped prompt the little
Rachel side note.
On to the food:
Sorry the picture is not the greatest.
The meat was not burned as this photo might lead you to believe.
The sauce you make is a bit dark and I'm not
too great of a photographer.
The combination of which excuses or explains this shot.
The recipe is actually (actually) called
Kind of an excessive title.
If you ask me.
It was really good.
I think you could substitute a chuck roast or
maybe even chicken for the meat.
Dried chiles come in a very large bag
in my neck of the woods so I will be looking for
more recipes that call for them.
The "pickled" onions were fantastic with the meat.
Don't skip them.
I may not have gotten the sauce as smooth as
intended. I am going to try to
pulverize it a little more next time.
And that's about all my observations on this one.
Oh, but one last note, I am NOT going to freeze this.
There are peanuts and almonds smashed up in there
that you would never guess.
I am scared to death that I would pull it out of the
freezer, forget the nuts, give it to Shanna
and kill her.
Maybe I should re-name this.
Killer Pork Stew?