It's no secret that Fred Winston loves food.  He is also known to be quite fond of Mexican cuisine as well!  This was evident on-the-air as oftentimes his bodily functions would get the best of him.  It led one radio critic to muse that Fred was "...a proud graduate of the burp-and-fart school of broadcasting!"  And while he loves to eat, he also loves to cook.  In 1983, Fred released his own line of chili, available in the frozen food section of several large grocery chains in Chicago.  He also sent interested listeners a copy of his fiery recipe.  Due to numerous requests, here is Fred's Chili recipe.  A reminder... if you start to sound like Fred after eating it, consider yourself forewarned!

 

INGREDIENTS:

2lbs. ground round
1 large onion
1 green pepper
2 jalape
˝o peppers with seeds
1 garlic clove
2 tablespoons of chili powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
a dash of hot pepper sauce
a pinch of sugar
1 can (32 oz.) tomatoes -- drained
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
1/2 cup beef broth
1/2 cup of flat beer

 

Brown the meat, drain and set aside.  Chop the onions, green pepper, jalape˝os
and garlic, and then sautÚ.  Stir in the spices.  Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce,
broth, beer and meat.  Simmer covered for one hour and uncovered for two more,
stirring frequently.  Refrigerate overnight or up to two days.  Reheat and serve.