"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Soups, Stews & Casseroles
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-06-2006, 08:52 AM   #21
Executive Chef
 
AllenOK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA, Oklahoma
Posts: 3,463
Quote:
Originally Posted by buckytom
heya legs?

i made chilli last week using veal shoulder chops, and it came out great!
the veal was on sale, about $3.50 per pound, so i bought a whole bunch of packages of regular veal shoulder and round bone veal shoulder chops.

most of them were destined for veal and peppers in tomato sauce, but i used 2 of them, about 1 1/4 pounds each, to make chilli. i pulled the sections of meat apart by their natural seperations in the fat, removed and discarded any silverskin or big chunks of fat, then proceeded to cut it up into 1/4 to 1/2 inch cubes, including the marrow.

they were browned, and used as the base of the chilli, adding (browned)onions, garlic, peppers, canned beans, freshly ground cumin and black pepper, worcestershire sauce, beer, and about 1/3rd of a bottle of goya salsita smokey ancho chilli sauce.

it was the best chilli that i've ever made.
Why, WHY?!?! Must you tortore me with ideas like this? Now I need to make a note to myself, sometime this summer, to get some Ancho Chiles, and smoke them, along with some Jalapenoes, to make some chili with? Now you've got my mouth watering!!!!
__________________

__________________
Peace, Love, and Vegetable Rights!
Eat Meat and Save the Plants!
AllenOK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2006, 10:39 AM   #22
Chef Extraordinaire
 
buckytom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 18,705
lol allen, this stuff was really good. i can only imagine how much better it will be with homemeade smoked chilis. in that case, i'd probably add a little red wine vinegar along with them to pot.

one of the foodtv's chilli cookoff shows described that the recent years winners all cubed up pieces of meat instead of ground, so i adopted the idea and i must say it makes all the difference, especially in texture. you get to enjoy all of the chilli flavor, and the beans too, but you also get to bite into pieces of meat instead of the ground meat disappearing into the sauce.
__________________

__________________
in nomine patri, et fili, et spiritus sancti.


Meh nom eh noh...doot dooooo do do do.
buckytom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2006, 09:52 PM   #23
Executive Chef
 
AllenOK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA, Oklahoma
Posts: 3,463
I may have to try this, then. The past several years, it seems like my basic chili recipe has been a constantly evolving thing, getting better each time. I may have to try a small batch with some diced meat, just to see what the texture would be like. Who knows, maybe after trying some smoked chile peppers and smoked brisket, I'd have something capable of winning a competition somewhere.
__________________
Peace, Love, and Vegetable Rights!
Eat Meat and Save the Plants!
AllenOK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2006, 10:06 PM   #24
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,344
Allen, Once you try the diced meat in place of the ground meat, you'll never go back. The chunky texture really seems to personify chili. I'll bet the old time chuck wagon cooks didn't use ground meat.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2006, 08:47 AM   #25
Executive Chef
 
AllenOK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA, Oklahoma
Posts: 3,463
You're probably right, the problem will be convincing my family to eat it. They aren't really hip to modifying something that they've made for years a certain way. Especially my MIL, as she's VERY set in her ways, not to mention that she doesn't have any teeth or dentures right now.
__________________
Peace, Love, and Vegetable Rights!
Eat Meat and Save the Plants!
AllenOK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2006, 12:10 PM   #26
Master Chef
 
jennyema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Boston
Posts: 9,255
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mylegsbig
i'ma use sirloin. It's not that expensive. I will let you know how it turns out.

Thanks again as always very helpful.

Chuck is, IMO, more flavorful than sirloin. Perhaps try it next time?
__________________
jennyema is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2006, 12:46 PM   #27
Head Chef
 
Mylegsbig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 1,291
I made another batch of chili using a mix of 1/2 Prime Sirloin and 1/2 Prime Ribeye.

First i prepared the base. I reconstituted 4 ancho chillies, 3 new mexico chillies, and 5 chipotle chillies in about 3 cups of Spring Water. I then threw this whole mix in the blender and pureed it.

i browned up about 1 1/2 pounds of meat, then set it aside.

I then sauteed onions and red bellpepper in sunflower oil until soft.

Then i added in tomato paste and sauteed that.

then i added tomato sauce.

Then i added in my pureed chili water, a cup of Dark beer, 1/4 cup of Coca Cola, freshly ground cumin, 4 diced Red Jalapeno Peppers, some chili powder, some cayenne powder, some paprika,some worchestershire, some Franks Red Hot,cracked pepper, salt

then i added in the 1 1/2 pounds very small cubed meat. Diced the meat very fine.

i simmered this covered for like 2 hours and 30 minutes, then uncovered for a final 30 minutes.

came out fantastic. i may be missin a couple of steps i did but you get the gist of it
__________________

__________________
3..2..1.. HUSTLE! HUSTLE!
Mylegsbig is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.