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Watch: Johnny cooks the Baker family dinner from Resident Evil 7


I've lived in some pretty awful places in my time, but even I have to take my hat off to the squalor in which Resident Evil 7's Baker family resides. Given how filthy the house is - and how nasty its inhabitants - you wouldn't expect it to be particularly fertile ground for a video game cooking show, but then Marguerite Baker does have a pretty strong fixation with food.

Not wanting to turn away from a challenge (and spurred on by our commenters), I decided to tackle Resident Evil 7's Baker family dinner to see if I could make something that looks as suspicious as Marguerite's cooking without, you know, poisoning anybody. The ideal dish to fit the brief, as it so happens, is one of my all time favourites. You can see what Aoife and Chris thought of it when I forced them to try it in the video below - the recipe is posted below that.

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Chili Colorado (AKA Baker family dinner)


3 cloves of garlic

1 bay leaf

2 tsp ground cumin

4 dried chillies - 2 pasilla, 1 ancho grande and 1 guajillo or new mexico red

800ml chicken stock

700g pork shoulder

1 pinch of Mexican oregano (or normal oregano if you can't find Mexican)


Make chicken stock

Finely chop the cloves of garlic and dice the pork shoulder into small cubes. Fry both in a little oil until the pork is sealed

Stir in the cumin so the pork is evenly coated, then cook for another minute before adding half of the chicken stock. Cover and leave to simmer (ideally for an hour)

Deseed and roughly chop the chillies, then add these to the remaining chicken stock. Cover and leave to stew for half an hour. Blend until smooth, then add to the pork.

Simmer over a low heat, ideally for a couple of hours, until the sauce has thickened. Stir occasionally during this process to avoid it sticking to the pan.

Goes well with rice, or as filling in a burrito.

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