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What's in your chili?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Beef03, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    Making chili right now. ;D
    I know everyone has their own recipe, some take a lot of pride in it, just wondering what goes in yours?

    I go with a pound of maple smoked bacon
    lean ground beef
    Jalapeno's -- not the jarred ones
    Portebello mushrooms
    tomato paste
    a red bell pepper
    chick peas
    kidney beans
    Chili sauce
    hot sauce
    lots of garlic
    Chili flakes
    chili powder
    chipolte chili powder
    salt pepper
    and a smattering of nutmeg, ground cloves and cinnamon
    basically seasoned to taste

    It comes together over four hours or so and served with jalapeno jack cheese

    * Forgot, also use a red onion
  2. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I do it vegetarian.

    Crushed tomatoes (canned, but not the Italian ones with basil)
    Kidney beans (soaked overnight before)
    Garbanzo beans sometimes, too (soaked)
    Bag of frozen corn
    2 red bell peppers
    3 or 4 large jalapeno peppers -- not jarred either
    Lots of mushrooms sliced -- regular white mushrooms or crimini
    Carrot sliced
    Lots of fresh garlic
    A large red onion sliced
    Chili Pepper
    Crushed Red Pepper flakes
    Salt, fresh ground pepper
    Spirachua Sauce (the authentic type -- but this makes it. Don't know the type. I get it at a Korean Grocery and the writing on the bottle is all in Asian)
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I usually goose a recipe like Carroll Shelby or Wick Fowler. But I use molasses and cinnamon in mine as a curve ball. They taste the sweet before they taste the heat.
  4. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I have been making one with red wine vinegar and lemon juice added in to balance the hot spices. It starts mild then just warms the mouth 4-5 seconds after the bite.

    It's freeking tits.
  5. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I made some chili from scratch several months ago. It was my first attempt, and it was quite good.
    Cubed chuck
    Ground turkey
    Bell pepper
    Fresh jalapenos
    Fresh seranos
    Tomato paste
    Canned crushed tomato
    Fresh ground black pepper
    Dried cayenne
    Dried californias
    Dried new mexicos
    Mexican oregano
    Smoked paprika
    Brown sugar

    That's off the top of my head. I might be forgetting some stuff.
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    If it's got beans, it ain't chili.
  7. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    I read this too fast and thought you put goose in the chili.

    (You didn't, right?)
  8. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    Au contraire. The only thing chili without beans is good for is to drizzle over hot dogs.
  9. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    amen to that.
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    The chili cookoff sanctioning body disagrees.

  11. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    I like how there is a sanitation rule as well. and what is hominy?
  12. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Dried corn soaked in a lye solution until it's puffy.
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