A while back I wrote an article on Cornershop's debut EP, Lock Stock & Double-Barrel and mentioned a little known fact: there is a hidden Johnny Cash song ("Houston Hash") at the end of the EP.
It is a really fun song about a truck driver who does whatever it takes to get home for some Houston Hash. The coolest part is the recipe that's mentioned in the song:
She uses canned tomatoes, ground beef and onions too
and she mixes it all up with a cup of rice
She takes the ground beef and onions and nice green peppers
and she puts them in a pan
and cooks them until they look really great
And then she mixes it all together with a little chili pepper
some tomatoes and some sauce
and she puts it in the oven to bake
I am really happy that agathafrye have decided to actually bake her own Houston Hash. I've included an excerpt of her article below:
The Houston Hash Saga, aka, why they call it "surfing the web"
Feb 25, 2008 at 8:16 PM
On my way to the doctor's office today, I enjoyed a Johnny Cash song that seemed to be called "Houston Hash." The song describes a long haul trucker who spends an inordinate amount of time thinking about a delicious dish that his honey cooks up for him at the end of a trip. The song provides the whole recipe, which is essentially a rice, pepper, onion, canned tomato, and ground beef casserole. As it happened, I was particularly hungry while I listened to this song, and this Houston Hash recipe became very interesting to me.
Bastardized Vegetarian Houston Hash
3 tbsp olive oil
1 yellow onion
12 baby red/yellow/orange peppers
2 tbsp chili powder
1 package fake chorizo (soyrizo)
2 cups brown rice
2 cans organic crushed tomatoes