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Thursday, February 27 2014 20:49

Watch: POOCHAMUNGAS frontman John Joyce breaks out the Turkey Firehouse Chili on WGN...

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Earlier today, Chicago Firefighter John Joyce (a friend of mine, and this site) made an appearance on Chicago's Very Own WGN TV as their "Firehouse Chef of the Week." John isn't just a Firefighter and fine cook - he's also the frontman of POOCHAMUNGAS, a kindie rock band that hopefully you've heard me talk about... and if not, go grab their new album, BLOCK PARTY, right now! Check out John's appearance below, along with his recipe for some tasty turkey chili... which oddly enough, isn't far off from what we make here at Rock Father HQ. Chicago style!

Poochamungas' 2-11 Turkey Chili

 
You will need the following ingredients:
  • 2 lbs. ground turkey
  • 1 large diced onion
  • 1 large diced green pepper
  • 1 jar of salsa (you decide how hot)
  • 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 14 oz can re-fried black beans
  • 14 oz. can black beans
  • 1 diced jalapeno (optional)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 3 Tbs chili powder (season to taste)

Directions: Saute your ground turkey on medium heat and when mostly done add the onions, green peppers and jalapenos.  Continue sauteing until onions are clear. Set flame to low. Add salsa and crushed tomatoes and chili powder.  Simmer till bubbling and then add re-fried black beans.  When bubbling again add black beans.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Add more chili powder as needed.

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James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

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