Python chili for a large crowd

YES! This is a snake recipe…you can get python via hunting in florida! They have a python hunting season! There is a story to this.

* 200 pounds python sliced and diced and ground fine.
* 5 pounds of bacon, chunked
* 60 (10 ounce) cans tomato sauce
* 30 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
* 30 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
* 30 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
* 30 medium onion, chopped
* 60 roasted cloves garlic, chopped
* 22-1/2 cups chili powder
* 30 cups worth of guiness
* 10 bottles of your favorite hot sauce-we used frank’s lousianna hot sauce
* 5 tubs of sour cream for those who can’t stand to eat hot stuff
* 120 red habenaros (fresh)
* 60 red chili peppers (fresh)

This makes a 40 gallon pot…wich we made from this a 40 gallon stainless steel drum…we made a spatula big enough from a stainless steel pole and a peice of stainless 1/2 inch thick sheet steel welded to the stiring end.

The drum we used we got here.…eavy-duty.aspx We welded the bung shut, and cut off the top and welded a handle to it.

Now before I go any further some might ask….where am I to get a python? Florida everglades during their snake hunting season. Yes I am serious. My buddy went hunting during their opening season last year. He bagged 6 snakes. He bagged 2 burmese, a reticulated python, and  a green anadaconda, and 2 southern african rock pythons throughout the season. All over 200 pounds. So he got them bagged them and took them home. Cleaned them and planned on eating them. That’s how this recipe came to be. How many people have cooked and eaten snakes. So with these snakes he and I chatted and I helped him get this recipe going.

So onward we go.

1. Place the ground meat and chunked bacon in a large pot over propane burner. Cook, stirring to crumble, until evenly browned. Drain off grease. Place the pot over medium heat, and add the onion, garlic, green pepper, red pepper, hot peppers chili and habenaros and kidney beans. Cook and stir for a few minutes. Stir in the tomato sauce and guiness, and season with chili powder. Simmer over low heat for 1 hour and a half hours uncovered stirring frequently, may need to add more beer if it becomes too thick. Thesnake will be cooked and look very much like beef. Least to him he thought it looked like beef. I think it looks more like ground chicken. He’s got a propare burner from bayou classic, and it’s a burner with 3 heads hooked up to a tank of gasoline.

Apparently it smelled very good cause neighbors gathered. He had 360 serving….10 weeks worth of breakfest lunch and dinner for one hungry eater.

However in that afternoon he managed to feed the neighborhood….he was asked many times for the recipe…he smiled and joked that if he told them they wouldn’t like it….and he joked even more that he was feeding them snake….or so they thought…either way he managed to feed the whole neighborhood 200 pounds of burmese python…and he turned the rest into “turkey” jerky…was good stuff I am told.

4 comments on “Python chili for a large crowd

  1. Thanks for another fantastic article. Where else may anybody get that type of information in such a perfect manner of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I’m on the look for such information.

    • I am glad you enjoyed it. Unfortunately the only way to really get the information is to do it first hand. There is no real information to my knowledge on python, or eating python in the U.S. Not many like eating snake, though in the south west, many resturaunts have used rattlesnake to cut down the cost of beef in there chili’s.

    • If you have any questions feel free to ask.

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