THERE WAS AN UPDATE TO THE WORDPRESS THEME WE USE FOR THIS WEBPAGE AND APPARENTLY WORDPRESS TOOK A PAGE FROM MICROSOFT AND THE UPDATE INCLUDED FUCKING EVERYTHING UP . . . COLORS, LAYOUT, ETC. I’LL GET IT FIXED AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE AND REMOVE THIS MESSAGE WHEN I’VE DONE IT.
After overcoming several technical issues by way of tearing everything apart and putting it back together again a different way, we are BACK! Hopefully to stay on a regular basis again. Find out what happened and what we did to fix it. Eric also goes off on another extended rant so you may want to put your phone down, drive the car and just listen. As a final touch, Eric is going to share one of his favorite recipes that he can still make despite the fact that his new apartment doesn’t have a stove, and it’s DE-licious! So good to be back!
. . . and if your hand feels like it’s getting bored because it’s not holding the phone, find another activity for it, like using your turn signal for example.
. . . and this is the footage from my dashcam of the accident I saw on Friday:
Now, for the part I know all of you came here for, my amazing recipe, complete with vague measurements!!
SPICY BEEF AND TORTELLINI SOUP
(As done in the above shown 7 quart crock pot)
- 3 lbs of ground chuck
- 1 – 28oz can of Rotel Original Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies
- 3 – 10oz cans of Rotel Hot Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies (adjust your spice level here, use hot, original or mild in whatever configuration you want. I get all 3 of them in Hot.)
- 1 large white onion
- 1 bag of celery hearts
- 1 bag of frozen tortellini (your choice, but I really like the mushroom or cheese tortellini)
- 1 Tbsp of minced garlic
- Approx 8 cups of beef broth
Chop the onion and mix with the ground chuck and minced garlic and brown in a frying pan. When it is fully browned and the onions are clear, drain it and put it in the crock pot.
Chop the celery hearts and add them to the crock pot as well.
Add all of the Rotel and then fill up whatever room is left in the crock pot with beef broth, leaving just enough room at the top to add the tortellini LATER. Stir it all up real good and add parsley. I have no idea how much, I just dumped some in, but if I had to guess I’d say it was 3 Tbsp -ish.
DO NOT ADD THE TORTELLINI YET
Now cover the crock pot and let it cook on low for about 12 hours. That is the best way to get the most out of the flavors.
When the 12 hours is up, dump the frozen tortellini in, stir them in, cover the crock pot back up and let it simmer on low for about another 30 minutes.
Serve it with garlic bread, and it’s really good when you top it with a little Parmesan cheese.
Let me brag about my homies one more time . . .
Be sure to check out my boys, Aris and Bobby K on their great new podcast, Find The Stone. They’re smart, fun and have some really intelligent shit to say . . . I mean really . . . they make Leo and I look really fucking bad, so go check them out and then come back to us and yell at us to be more like them.
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