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David Saint-Jacques' space chili recipe


Uploaded on June 10, 2019


David Saint-Jacques' space chili recipe

2019-06-10 - To add variety to the standard Space Station menu, crew members can request a selection of some of their favourite foods. This chili is very appreciated by David Saint-Jacques, since it is inspired by his wife's recipe!

Would you like to make it yourself? Discover the recipe here:

Enjoy! (Credit: Canadian Space Agency)




1 tbsp. olive oil

1  large onion (or two small), chopped

8-10 mushrooms, chopped (1 ½ cups or 375 ml)

1 carrot, chopped

1 pepper, chopped

½ cup (125 ml) corn kernels

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

1 lb (450 g)of ground meat (original recipe is made with caribou, space version is made with bison and the version in the video[MA(1]  uses beef)

1 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. chili powder

½ tsp. cinnamon (more or less!)

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 can (150 ml) tomato paste

1 tsp. honey or maple syrup

¾ cup cooked French lentils (du Puy)

1 can (800 ml) diced tomatoes

Hot sauce, to taste

1 apple, shredded


Prepare lentils ahead of time, according to package directions.

  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onions and cook about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add remaining vegetables and sauté them for a few minutes, set aside.
  4. In the same pot, add the meat and spices. Brown the meat thoroughly, while breaking it up with a spoon.
  5. Add tomato paste and continue cooking for 5 minutes, while stirring.
  6. Add all ingredients, including the vegetables that were set aside.

Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 to 60 minutes, stirring frequently.


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