November 17, 2004. 04:40pm
How’s it shaking, my friends?

What's the good word, bloggers and bloggettes? Its the Cost-man here, blogging from my lovely Montana ranch! Hopefully I can use this journal as a way to really connect with my friends and fans out there. So, what's new with me? Well, two words: BISON BURGERS. Believe me, once you have one of these lean, mean, low-fat burgers, your plain jane hamburger is going to seem like a real LAME-burger. I actually raise my own bison out at the ol' Costner ranch... just ask my friend Mr. Larenz Tate! That's right, I had my "Postman" co-star over at the ranch this weekend, and he took a good two pounds of deep frozen bison burgers back to his fam in Chicago! Trust me, your barbecues will never be same... Not to mention that organic bison farming is, oh, about 7 times more eco-friendly than your typical commercial cow ranch. Well, I could bore you all day with this burger talk... so I'll check out for now! I've got some big movie projects in the works (unfortunately, the studios wouldn't drop a single dollar on my "Bison Burger: The Movie" idea... JUST KIDDING) and I'll be sure to update you soon!

 

November 18, 2004. 09:20am
Great News!

I have some great news for everyone! No, it's not about that "Dances With Wolves" sequel that has been stuck in pre-production hell for 5 years... but it's about something even more exciting... chili! And I'm not talking your run of the mill, poured it out of the can chili. I'm talking BISON CHILI. I know what you're thinking - "Kev - you went a little batty with that 'Postman' movie, but now you've totally lost it!" Wrong! Anybody who thinks that the only thing you can do with delicious bison meat is make a (tasty, lowfat) burger is the one who's lost it. I know I said I'd have some movie news, but I'm so excited about my meal last night that I just had to blog it... I promise more film talk soon! So, without further ado... BUM-B-BUM-BAAAAH! KEVIN C.'s DELISH LO-CAL BISON CHILI! After you eat this chili, you may remember me not as the acadamy-award winning actor/director, but as 'THE GUY WITH THE GREAT CHILI RECIPE!'

1 pound Ground Bison
1 medium onion, chopped
1 15oz. can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
2 16oz. cans peeled tomatoes
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

In a non-stick skillet, saute the Ground Bison and onion until the meat is browned and the onion is tender. Add the pinto beans, tomatoes, water and seasonings. Cover and simmer for 1 hour, adding more water if chili becomes too thick. Add chopped cilantro and simmer an additional 10 minutes. Spoon into bowls and garnish with grated cheese or diced jalapeno peppers. Serves 4.

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