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Old 06-17-2010, 12:14 AM   #11
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originally i gave up on the barley. how ever my chili is too thin. i added corn starch but still to thin. think i will cook a bit of barley tomorrow and add that to thicken up the sauce. anymore corn starch will ruin the taste, i think.

i am sorry i started this particular dish.just wanted to use up some left overs. i will be eating it forever.
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:16 AM   #12
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I will sometimes use cornmeal to thicken chili.
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Old 06-17-2010, 04:29 PM   #13
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i was thinking maybe cooked rice. what do u think?
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Old 06-17-2010, 04:33 PM   #14
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in chili, I would prefer cornmeal. I don't like rice or barley in soup.
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Old 06-17-2010, 04:38 PM   #15
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masa, very finely ground corn meal is a traditional chili thickener, and works well.
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Old 06-17-2010, 05:01 PM   #16
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I use barley in a variety of dishes that are not really traditional. I always add it uncooked. I believe the water grain ration is like rice, 2 to 1. I add it to soups, stews chili, lentils...
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originally i gave up on the barley. how ever my chili is too thin. i added corn starch but still to thin. think i will cook a bit of barley tomorrow and add that to thicken up the sauce. anymore corn starch will ruin the taste, i think.

i am sorry i started this particular dish.just wanted to use up some left overs. i will be eating it forever.
babe, my mom use to thicken beans by getting a large can of already cooked bens then mash with a potato masher and stir into her beans.Thickened them up just fine.
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Barley... porridge or cattle feed!
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:39 PM   #19
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originally i gave up on the barley. how ever my chili is too thin. i added corn starch but still to thin. think i will cook a bit of barley tomorrow and add that to thicken up the sauce. anymore corn starch will ruin the taste, i think.

i am sorry i started this particular dish.just wanted to use up some left overs. i will be eating it forever.
If you want to thicken, do not cook in advance. The barley will suck up the water and thicken the sauce.
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