STEF: This is a great recipe for batch-making and freezing for future use. Remember: Herbs, herbs, herbs maketh the tasteth. Also, if you don't have a rice cooker, I really recommend it - it has made our life so much easier (and washing up so much quicker!!) for the no-fuss cooking of any grains.
Classic Child Con Carne: This is a classic recipe from Robb Walsh, a Texas food historian and a restaurateur: no beans. In the Texas spirit, it does, however, call for three pounds of meat — boneless chuck, buffalo or venison. There is also some bacon for good measure. This is a hearty meal, great for a cold day when the best thing to do is to stay in and watch that other Texas religion, football.