If you’ve spent any amount of time playing the Galactic Civilizations series, you probably recognize these guys:
The Drengin have a long and terrifying history within the game series. Known especially for their cruelty, these galactic tyrants aren’t exactly beloved by the local population.
However, the local population is beloved by the Drengin…and I do mean that in the most twisted sort of way possible. Throughout centuries of conquering worlds and wiping out civilizations, the Drengin have developed some very… unique cuisine and have handed their recipes down throughout the generations.
One such recipe - Drengin Fire Chili - specifies in its instructions that one should use Torian meat, but really the flesh of any defeated foe will suffice just fine. The Drengin’s reputation for consuming their fallen enemies is well-earned and serves as just one more reason why it’s best to avoid them at all cost.
While I’m all for following the recipe to the letter whenever I cook something for the first time, I’d suggest subbing out the flesh of your enemies for something more modest, like, say, ground beef? Y’know, just…just a thought.
I’ve shared the Drengin Fire Chili recipe - which comes from our CEO Brad Wardell! - down below for your enjoyment. If you make it for yourself, let me know how it comes out!
Drengin Fire Chili
- 1/3 C Terran-corn oil
- 3 large Arcean onions, chopped
- 6 large Drengin garlic cloves, minced
- 5 T mild ground chilies, preferably from the K’thir province
- 1 tsp HOT ground chilies or Cayenne pepper (more for hotter)
- 2 T ground cumin
- 1 lb lean Torian spleen, ground
- 5 lb boneless Torian chuck, trimmed of fat, cubed 1/2"-3/4"
- 2 tsp oregano
- 2 1/2 t salt
- 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
- 28 oz Italian (Earth) plum tomatoes, canned, with juice
- 24 oz good amber beer (Nothing from Earth)
- 13 oz Torian broth
- 2 bay leaves
- 34 oz kidney beans
1. In a large flame-proof casserole or stockpot, heat the oil. Add the onions. Cover
and cook over moderate heat for 5 minutes. Uncover, increase heat to moderately
high and cook, stirring frequently, until the onions begin to brown, 5 to 10
2. Add the garlic and cook another 1 or 2 minutes, until fragrant. Add the chilies
and cumin. Cook, stirring, 1 minute then add the Torian spleen (pork may be
substituted if you are on Earth, and/or if all Torians have been eliminated),
mashing and stirring, until the meat browns and begins to separate.
Add the Torian chuck (beef may be substituted if you are on Earth, and/or if all
Torians have been eliminated), oregano, salt and pepper. Increase heat to high
and cook, stirring frequently, until the meat loses most of its redness, about 10
- 15 minutes.
3. Add the tomatoes and their liquid, the beer, Torian chuck broth and bay leaves.
Bring to a boil, partially cover and reduce heat to moderate. Cook until the
Torian chuck is very tender and the sauce is reduced to a chili-like consistency,
about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
4. In a medium saucepan, heat the beans in the liquid from the cans. Drain when hot
and either add to the chili or serve on the side along with other accompaniments
such as steamed rice, sour cream, grated cheddar cheese, thinly sliced scallions,
onions, or chips. Mmm, mmm, good!