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The Scolai Culinary Institute II

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Of the occupational hazards that go with being a career fire fighter, one of the smallest, but most troublesome,  annoyances is ruined meals. You never know when you’re going to catch a call, so its unrealistic to set any concrete time to eat, or to expect that dinner isn’t going to be cold when you get back from rescuing the woman who wrecked her car because she couldn’t put her make-up on at home, doing CPR on the guy who had a blow out while watching “Prison Babes 4” on cable, or reassuring the kindly blue haired lady that her cat will come down from the tree when it gets hungry enough.

What follows is a simple Chili recipe that can be made in less than 15 minutes, simmer on the stove all day, and be ready to go whenever you get time to eat.


2 pounds bulk HOT Italian Sausage. For an explanation of the oft asked question “Why HOT sausage?” see the original “The Scolai Culinary Institute” post.

1 48oz jar of mixed Randall Beans

1 28oz can of Stewed Tomatoes

1 Large Spanish Onion, Chopped.

1 Large Green Bell Pepper, Chopped. 

1 stick of salted butter

1 Carroll Shelby Original Texas Chili Kit. The ONLY seasoning kit worth using. Think about it; if your nose isn’t running, or your forehead isn’t sweating within one minute of digging into your Chili, what’s the point?


In a large stockpot, melt the butter. Add the chopped onion and green pepper. When the  onion’s are slightly browned, add the HOT Italian Sausage and brown. Add the beans and tomatoes and bring to boil. Add the ENTIRE contents of seasoning kit, reduce heat and simmer 2-3 hours. You can heat and reheat this dish all day and it just gets better. Any leftovers can go into the fridge as this Chili qualifies for the “Bachelor- Great Microwave Dinners” section of any reputable cookbook.

If you make this at work serve with one gallon of Whole Milk and some fresh baked, buttered Italian bread. If you’re making this at home, substitute 1 case of PBR for the 1 gallon of milk.



Written by thescolai

January 13, 2007 at 3:22 am

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  1. PBR?, I thought by the way you write that you would be a good beer drinker. Whoa I was wrong. How bout an ice cold Heinekin with the hot chili my friend…


    January 15, 2007 at 7:14 am

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