Zucchini Weanie Chili

Day 69

Your inner 7 year old thinks the title is funny. In context, I was ravenously hungry at the tail end of a busy day. My glucose deprived brain misfired and arrived at 1) the juvenile recipe title and 2) the formulation, thus prescribing the fusion of clearly disparate ingredients. Well, nobody stopped me. Not surprised. I was wielding a knife (and a fistful of franks.)

5 oz (dry) Bean thread noodles

Prepare noodles as per package directions, set aside

Mix in a coffee mug:

2T olive oil
2 t chili 3000 powder (Penzey’s)
1 t Ruth Ann’s seasoning (Penzey’s)
3 cloves garlic, smashed

Add mixture to a pan and heat over medium flame for 2 minutes.
Next add:

12 Oz Zucchini, diced
4 hot dogs, sliced
½ C onion, diced

Fry over medium heat for 5-7 minutes.

Serve over noodles.
Garnish with:

Sliced jalapenos
Lime wedges

Zucchini Weanie Chili

Zucchini Weanie Chili

Tasting notes:
No crystal ball needed to see where this meal was headed. The curious combination of ingredients wove an unsophisticated tapestry that, when viewed in good light, radiated “wiener.” Translation- the chili tasted like spicy hot dog. Perhaps a more prescient cuisinier would have identified zucchini and bean thread noodles as blander than Bob Dole. The meal clearly would have been more fulfilling had there been more going on in the flavor department. You’ll like this dish IF you are, in fact, able to channel that inner 7-year old. The ITP was kind in their assessment-“It tastes like hot dogs. It is not my favorite. What’s for dessert?” Probably still thinking pie…

zucchini weanie chart

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One Response to Zucchini Weanie Chili

  1. Pluim says:

    My inner 7 year old is laughing out loud!

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