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Looking for the Best Chili Recipe

Discussion in 'Food Talk' started by Coqui, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Jan 10, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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    Anyone has a good Chili recipe? I have a potluck coming up at my neighborhood and want to cook Chili. Any ideas of what quality meat should I use?

    Looking at something Mild Grade.

    Thanks
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  2. Jan 10, 2012 at 8:44 PM
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    1 big can of chopped tomatoes
    2 cans bush's chili beans
    1 clove of garlic
    1lb of meat
    1 onion
    1 tablespoon of chili powder
    1 teaspoon of cumin


    Its a good base with good spice. Double recipe would make a good bit of chili. You can add and other stuff too if you want. Start the meat and garlic together. Then add the onions. When the onions are sauteed start adding your other stuff.
     
  4. Apr 19, 2012 at 2:49 PM
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    It all depends on what region you are in.

    Traditional chili has no beans.

    Just meat spice and tomato base sauce.

    I like 1 pound 80% 20% ground beef
    1/2 pound chopped steak (stew meat)
    1 large can tomato paste (not soup)
    2 cups water
    1/4 cup diced Jalapeno (seeds removed finely chop)
    1 sweet onion finely chopped
    2-3 cloves garlic finely chopped
    1 bunch dried red peppers (bunched to simmer in cooking pot remove before serving)
    Salt to taste

    Cook the Ground beef till brown

    The every thing into a pot and let simmer for 4 hours
    you might need to add more water to thin it out.
    Remove the dried peppers before you serve.

    If you want it with beans,
    I use 3 kinds of beans to make a bean chili

    1 can Kidney Beans (do not Drain)
    1 can Pinto Beans (do not Drain)
    1 can Bush baked beans (why would you drain baked beans)
    1 large can tomato paste (not soup)
    2 cups water
    1/4 cup diced Jalapeno (seeds removed finely chop)
    1 sweet onion finely chopped
    2-3 cloves garlic finely chopped
    1 bunch dried red peppers (bunched to simmer in cooking pot remove before serving)
    Salt to taste

    The every thing into a pot and let simmer for 4 hours
    you might need to add more water to thin it out.
    Remove the dried peppers before you serve.

    You can add chili powder if you want instead of the whole dried peppers
    about 1-2 table spoons depending on your heat tolerance.
     
  6. Apr 19, 2012 at 3:17 PM
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    Chicken chili too.

    1 can Black beans(Do not Drain)
    1 can corn (Drain)
    1 cup (diced) cooked chicken

    Salt and black pepper to taste
     
  7. Apr 19, 2012 at 11:37 PM
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    chili with no beans is spicy spaghetti sauce! To each their own. In the south east chili is super fine ground beef and ketchup sauce. Its really gross. Like cheap ballpark chili.
     
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  8. Apr 19, 2012 at 11:39 PM
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    I'm gearing up to try this in the morning.
     
  9. Apr 20, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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    How did it go?
     
  10. Apr 25, 2012 at 8:29 AM
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    This might be late but....Here's the recipe for chili I use....sorry it might be long.....

    Turkey Chili w/black beans and sweet peppers (its good even tho its turkey trust me)

    Serves 6

    Ingredients:
    1 tbsp olive oil
    1 large red onion,chopped
    1 lb ground turkey
    4 cloves garlic,minced
    1 tsp each : dried oregano,salt
    1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
    28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
    2 tsps chopped canned chipotles in adobo sauce
    12 oz beer (I use a good red beer like Killians)
    14 oz can black beans
    1 red,1 yellow pepper chopped
    1/2 cup chopped cilantro

    Method: 1. Heat oil in large skillet. Add Onion;cook over high heat, stirring until lightly browned. Add turkey & garlic. Cook over high heat breaking up turkey with spoon until almost cooked through (3 minutes or so).

    2. Add oregano,salt&pepper cook 1 min. Add tomatoes,chipotles, and beer. Stir and cover. Turn heat to medium/low; cook, stirring occasionally for around 15 minutes. Add beans with their liquid and bell peppers. Cook, uncovered for 10 minutes. Taste for seasoning, stir in cilantro.

    It is a simple and quick recipe and I like to make it the day before. I at least double it so I can freeze some.
     
  11. Apr 25, 2012 at 8:31 AM
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    Thanks for the receipe ^^

    Great first post!
    :rolleyes:
     
  12. Apr 25, 2012 at 8:35 AM
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    That is definitely a crowd pleaser if you do make it you won't be disappointed.
     
  13. May 1, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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    This thread just made me want to pop open a can of Stagg's Dynamite Chili when I get home.
     
  14. Nov 10, 2017 at 10:01 PM
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    my wife's chili recipe...[​IMG] might be similar to others but I enjoy it especially with the deer I kill...[​IMG] adjust the spicy to your liking!


    Chili

    1.5 lbs ground meat of some sort
    ½ of an onion chopped
    1 of the big cans of tomato sauce, or 2 of the regular cans
    1 regular can of red kidney beans (dark, light…doesn’t matter) drained and rinsed.
    1 regular can of black beans, drained and rinsed. (Or pinto beans are good too… if I’m making a monster pot, I’ll throw all three in.)
    3 TBSP Chili powder
    1 Tsp Cumin
    1.5 Tsp Garlic Powder
    ½ TBSP dried Oregano
    2 Tsp salt to taste….adjust for preference
    2 Tsp pepper to taste…” “
    1 Tsp sugar
    4 cups of water

    For spicy, chunky chili, I put all this stuff in mine.
    Optional: 2 tomatoes diced, or (1 can of diced tomatoes)
    Optional: ½ cup of green bell pepper chopped
    Optional: 2-3 jalapenos chopped
    Optional: 1.5 Tsp Cayenne Pepper

    Directions: Brown the meat. When it is half done, add the onions (and peppers, if you’re adding them.) to the pan. While the meat and onions are frying, get a big pot, or crock and add the tomato sauce, beans, spices and water. Stir all that up and put it on low to low-medium heat. (High, if using a crock pot.) When the meat/onions are done frying, drain off the fat and add to the pot. Crank that sucker to high heat and get it boiling, stirring frequently. Once it boils, reduce heat to lowest setting, cover and simmer for at least 4-6 hours; stirring once in a while. If it’s still too soupy for your preference, take the lid off and let it simmer until enough liquid boils off. Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream, corn bread or crackers.

    OPTIONAL: During the last hour of simmering, add macaroni if you’re in the mood for chili-mac. Just boil up 1.25 cups of macaroni beforehand.
     
  15. Nov 11, 2017 at 4:27 AM
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    I've tended to simply use Carol Shelby's mix over the years....and follow the instructions on the box.

    I recently tried another method....it's a recipe that I've seen a serious outdoorsman, named Nicodemus, post on another site I frequent.

    Other guys tried it and declared it a glaring success. Two of them won chili competitions on their jobs with it.


    I've found it to be very well balanced....not too much in any direction....just nice and balanced. I make it as per his recipe and then provide various hot sauces for folks to add to their own bowls.

    The one thing Nicodemus was adamant over in his recipe is that Gebhart's Chili Powder must be used. It is crucial. The recipe calls for a large amount of chili powder, so I see where different brands used will seriously alter the outcome. I trust Nico and I followed his recipe verbatim. My family loves it.


    Amazon or Ebay for the Gebhart's.


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    That's what a new bottle looks like after one batch of this chili. I gotta admit....tasting it directly from the first bottle.....didn't do much for me. Seemed bland. It came to life in the pot, though. Bigtime.



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    For folks to use at the table:

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    I normally serve it with toasted tortillas, roasted poblanos & queso as a side.



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    After the first bowl......I did deviate from Nico's recipe and used some flour to thicken the remainder of the chili that went into the fridge.



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    I've made it by browning the meat, draining and then added everything to the same pot and let it simmer......I've also done it when I skip the simmer and put the browned mix to the crockpot and let it run on low all day....then spooning out some of the liquid in a large measuring cup....adding flour to it and whisking it until the flour thickens and no lumps remain....then stirring that back into the crockpot batch. This is my go-to method now.


    Go ahead and get your Gebhart's ordered. I wish I lived near a HEB and I'd simply buy it there.

    Good luck.
     
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    I have the best recepie, but it’s my secret and it’s too good to share. Let’s just say it always wins competitions.
     
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    Cool story, bro.








    Sweet looking bird dogs a sharp Taco in your avi pic !!!!
     
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    Thanks. Got an ARE Z series on it now.
     
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    I grew up having German Schnauzers as a kid. Wife and I carried on the tradition a year or two after we married.....so have my parents. I have a great pair of them now. Smart and obedient....excellent pets.





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    I've finally convinced the wife that I truly NEED a pair of bird dogs.

    I'll start with one....get her trained and a couple duck, quail, dove seasons under her belt and then add another.

    Inside/outside/wherever I am type of dog.

    Considering Labs and German Shorthairs.....but open to other breeds, too.

    You have a great looking pair right there. Living the dream, man. You are living the dream. :)
     
  20. Nov 11, 2017 at 7:50 AM
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    I like the el yuckateco sauce. they have a few different ones, red, green and the one pictured. I like them all
     
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