Chili-What's your recipe?

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  1. garytelecastor

    garytelecastor Poster Extraordinaire

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    So last Saturday, I was almost out of food, and didn't want to shop until Sun. I had a 1lb of 85/15 hamburger, a 1/2 lb Jimmie Dean pork sausage, a large can of Masterpiece Applewood Smoked Bacon Beans, a can of diced chili ready tomatoes, pickled jalapeno peppers.
    So I browned the hamburger and sausage together, added onion powder, garlic powder, and oregano, Then added the beans, tomatoes, and peppers. Let it simmer for about 15 min and added a tbs of Siracha sauce. Then let it simmer stirring occasionally for about 20min.
    I have to tell you it was amazing. Now on my monthly eat lists.
    Fast, easy, delicious.
    So whacha' got homegirl and homeboy?
     
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    My chili recipe is opening a can and heat it up.
     
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    I just add and keep tasting until it's just right, mine has near zero heat for flavor, I can't stand hot stuff. I do add just a tiny bit of chocolate, cinnamon, brandy, and grape jelly as secret ingredients.
     
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    I like to start with salt, cumin, onions and garlic sautéed in a pot.
    Add ground beef. Cook medium heat till done and add tomato paste and chili powder and chopped green bell peppers.
    Cook over night on low or in oven at 200d stir occasionally
    Next morning add Bushes chili beans and sugar
    Mad dog 357 for heat ( one drop only)
     
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    My recipe involves what ever happens to be in the kitchen when I want to make chili.

    My favorite variation involves venison, pork, lots of smoked paprika, a dark malty beer, beans (that's right, I said it) and a mixture of fresh jalapeños and poblanos.
     
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    French's Chili-O. Easy and good, not just salty.
     
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    Ground turkey
    Olive oil
    Black beans
    Onions
    Garlic
    Carrots
    Corn
    Crushed tomatoes
    Cumin
    Reconstituted dried ancho chiles
    1-3 habaneros
    Oregano
    Cocoa powder
    Salt

    I sautee an onion in a generous amount of olive oil until translucent, then add about half a rose of garlic and the habaneros. Give those a couple minutes, then add some chopped carrots. Next its the spice blend, which is usually a tablespoon or two of cumin, about a tablespoon of oregano, salt, and maybe two teaspoons of cocoa powder. After that, add about a poound of ground turkey and brown it. Next comes the ancho peppers. I get the dried ones and soak them in hot water before de-seeding them and chopping. After all of this is looking good, I pour a can or two of crushed tomatoes in and get it simmering. If it's thin, I add tomato paste until it looks right. Then everything simmers for 30-45 minutes. About 5 minutes before the heat goes off, I add a couple handfuls of frozen corn.

    This recipe won the Christmas chili cook off of 2011, which netted me one semi-creepy nutcracker statue that will continue to be dragged out for the holidays until the kids break it beyond the capacity of Gorilla Glue to repair it.
     
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    1lb meat to 2 cans of beans and 2 cans of tomatoes...that's my basic ratio. I like to change it up by mixing a can of black beans with chili beans; stewed or diced tomatoes, or tomatoes with chilis or Italian spices. Sautee some onions and your favorite veggies in the big ol' pot, brown the meat, drain the beans and add those, add the veggies, and then add 2 cans of your favorite cheap beer. Oh, and a teaspoon of cocoa powder to cut out the acidity.
     
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    Yep, mine too :)

    Carl
     
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    I have to try this.
     
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    If I told ya, I'd have to kill ya! :D
     
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    Call mother, request chili.
     
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    Cinnamon is the key with anything that is simmered. Chilli, soups, stews, etc. I love the results.
     
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    I'm vegan, so I use a vegetarian ground round rather than meat.

    A can of red kidney beans
    A can of baked beans in tomato sauce
    1 large diced onion
    2 fresh diced tomatoes
    1 large bell pepper

    Simmer it all up, adding chili powder, cayenne powder, and ground cumin until it smells like I want it to smell.

    If I don't sweat a little when I eat my chili, I did something wrong...........:D
     
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    1 onion
    2 tbs garlic
    1 lb or more diced chicken (could use any meat, but chicken meets my diet)
    1 8 oz package diced mushrooms
    14 oz can green chili enchilada sauce (Hatch is best, but you can use any)
    1 cup broth
    1 can diced tomatoes
    1 can diced green chilies
    1 can black beans
    2 tbs ground cumin
    2 tbs oregano
    2 tbs chili powder
    cayenne pepper to taste
    olive oil

    Saute the chicken in oil until browned. Set aside. Saute the mushrooms in the same pan. Set aside.

    In the chili pot, add the onion, chopped. Saute until onion becomes soft. Add garlic and cook for another minute. Add cumin, oregano, and chili powder and stir. Add broth, green chili enchilada sauce, and tomatoes. Finally, add in cooked chicken, mushrooms, the diced green chili, and rinsed black beans. Cook for 20 minutes or so.

    Serve with a dollop of sour cream and your favorite salsa. You can also add cilantro or cheese if desired.
     
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    I usually wing it with something like this:

    Couple of chopped up onions
    1, 2 or 3 fresh chopped chillies depending on heat (I grow mine and freeze spares)
    3-4 cloves of garlic crushed
    1 or 2 carrots cut up small (possibly celery too)
    Minced beef

    Fry all that up for a while till meat is brown and onions clear

    I might add some mushrooms at this point

    Add a couple of teaspoons of ground cumin and fry for a couple more minutes (cumin seems the magic trick) and I might add a teaspoon or two of cocoa powder too if I remember.

    Add a tin of chopped tomatoes (2 if making a lot)

    Add a drained tin of kidney beans and a drained tin of chick peas

    Simmer for 15-20 mins..

    I often add a couple of tablespoons of Mango Chutney if I want it sweeter and/or a good splash of Balsamic Vinegar near the end.


    Always good the late evening or next day but it rarely lasts!
     
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    Gotta throw a couple ghost peppers in there!
     
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    My best mate is a chilli freak. He has a few super hot wrinkly peppers around that he threatens people with.

    He gave me a chilli pod a few years ago (before all the hot chilli fad) that was all wrinkly like a regular Scottish Bonnet to put in a chilli I was making... it's was FIERY hot

    I had to spend the rest of the day in a shower and drinking milk. Was some early UK grown super hot Naga thing.

    I'm working on my tolerance for really hot chillies and hope some of mine grow this year.
     
  19. Guitarteach

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    I do a cheat chilli beans if I feel the need but only got 5 mins.

    Tin of Heinz baked beans in tomato sauce
    Level teaspoon of cumin
    Level teaspoon of curry powder
    Small chill chopped up or some crushed dried chilli flakes
    Teaspoon of sweet chilli sauce or mango chutney

    Stick it all in a pan and warm through...

    Have it on toast...
     
  20. garytelecastor

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    I have never tried it, but after your endorsement and all of the other posts on here, I am afraid some cinnamon sticks are now destined for the pot.
     
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