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Optional additional garnishes: Chapped fresh cilantro and/or red pepper flakes
In a 4- to 6-quart Dutch oven or stockpot over medium heat, warm the olive oil until shimmering. Add the onion, bell pepper and butternut squash and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are turning translucent.
Turn the heat down to medium-low and add the garlic, chili powder, ½ tablespoon chopped chipotle peppers, cumin and cinnamon. Cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the bay leaf, black beans, tomatoes and their juices and broth. Stir to combine and cover for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Taste about halfway through cooking and add more chopped chipotle peppers if you’d like.
You’ll know your chili is done when the butternut squash is nice and tender and the liquid has reduced a bit, producing the hearty chili consistency we all know and love. Add salt to taste.
To make the crispy tortilla strips: stack the corn tortillas and slice them into thin little strips, about 2 inches long by ¼ inch wide. Warm a drizzle of olive oil in a medium pan over medium heat until shimmering. Toss in the tortilla slices, sprinkle with salt and stir. Cook until the strips are crispy and turning golden, stirring occasionally, about 4 to 7 minutes. Remove tortilla strips from skillet and drain on a plate covered with a piece of paper towel.
Serve the chili in individual bowls, topped with crispy tortilla strips and plenty of diced avocado. I added a little sprinkle of red pepper flakes (optional). Cilantro would be nice as well. You might want to serve this along with some chipotle hot sauce (Tobasco makes one) for the spice addicts like myself.
We’re excited to announce the Oldest Toilet Contest. Everyone who replaces their toilet with us from now until Oct. 31st will be entered. Watch the video below for details!
What to Do About a Broken Pipe
A broken pipe can cause serious damage to your property and isn’t something to take lightly. But with Stewart Plumbing on your side, there’s no need to panic. Stewart Plumbing started as a one man plumbing business but has since grown to be one of the most trusted plumbing companies in the area. They have a reputation of genuinely caring about satisfying customers, and they do everything they can to help homeowners maintain functional and efficient plumbing systems. If you experience a broken pipe all you have to do is follow these four steps.
Turn Off the Water
A broken pipe will continue to expel mass amounts of water until the water is shut off. The sooner you can get to the water shut off valve, the better. You’ll find the shut off valve on the water main, and if you’re not exactly sure where that is, check under the kitchen sink or wherever your main service pipe is.
Drain The Pipe
Once you shut off the water, there will still be water left in your pipes. To keep it from spilling out into your home, you’ll need to drain the pipes. Start by running the cold water on all faucets and flush each toilet at least once. Turn the hot water heater off and then switch the faucets to run hot water. Once water stops flowing out of the faucets, your pipes will be clear and the leak will stop.
Find The Break
Locating the break in the pipe isn’t always as easy as it sounds, but following the trail of water is a good way to start. Once you find the break, assess the damage. Did the pipe completely burst, or is it only cracked? Consider where on your property the break is located, and inspect the surrounding length of pipe for additional damage.
Call The Pros
Once you’ve contained the leak and measured the damage, it’s time to call in a professional plumber. A plumbing contractor will be able to tell you why the pipe burst in the first place, and they’ll offer an effective solution. Knowing what to do will depend on the plumber’s training and experience, and repairing a broken pipe is never something to try on your own.
Stewart Plumbing is one of the most trusted names in Mississippi and Tennessee. They know a broken pipe is enough to bring your life to a halt, but their services are always fast and reliable. Call them today to schedule an appointment with their team of qualified plumbers.
Stewart Plumbing’s Customer of the Month!
Mr. O’Neil had some wonderful things to say about the company, here are his own words! “Our toilets were backing up on a Saturday morning. We called Stewart Plumbing because they had helped us before. On that occasion, Christian was the technician. We knew him from when he was with another company and were glad to see him. He told us that Stewart provided more training than anywhere he had ever worked. I talked to Veronica about our toilet(s) dilemma and although they were “booked up” all day, she managed to have someone at our home in less than two hours! Tim was very knowledgable and helped us out. I would gladly recommend Stewart Plumbing for your plumbing needs.”
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