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Old 02-24-2006, 08:38 PM   #1
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Chili Macaroni?

Hey guys i'd like to make some Chili Macaroni, hamburger helper style stuff, but i want to make it with home made real ingredients.

Basically i want to simmer a pot of some chili up for a while(no idea how to make it) and then pour it over cooked macaroni noodles and throw on heaps of sharp cheddar cheese.

Any ideas or recipes?

Thanks! BTW - i like it Spicy!

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Old 02-25-2006, 03:11 AM   #2
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So do you just want a really good chili recipe? I have loads of recipes, but they are all for veggie chilis because I don't eat beef - but they are HOT HOT HOT because I too like things spicy.

Let me know if you are interested...
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Old 02-25-2006, 06:53 AM   #3
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That is the recipe, at least the way I cook. Rarely use a recipe unless it is a recipe or cuisine I am totally unfamilair with.

Simplest way is to take some canned chili, toss it over your cooked elbows (or you could use other pasta like spaghetti) and then toss on the cheese (can use other than cheddar but that will work just fine).

When we get back from a trip, or are just too tired to cook, can put it together in 15 minutes (the pasta has to cook). And where we live there are no pizza places that deliver.

Can always add some diced tomatoes and onions to make it a bit tastier.

Or put a fried egg on top,

As far as hot sauce goes, that is up to you.

We have lots of different kinds of the stuff, and go through it like crazy.

Would suggest you use a tasty one, not just one to give you heat.

Just some ideas.
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Old 02-25-2006, 12:29 PM   #4
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looking for beef chili recipe actually Grumble.

Auntdot, thank you, but looking for something home made and slow cooked with alot of love and fresh ingredients
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Old 02-25-2006, 01:47 PM   #5
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I would start with a chili recipe you like and add extra tomatoes with their liquid, and increase the seasonings, spices etc. to compensate for the macaroni you will add when it is all but done. Write down wha tyou did so you can remember so you can adjust the recipe if it wasn't exactly what you wanted.
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Old 02-25-2006, 07:33 PM   #6
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Chili-Mac

New, here, but I'll take a shot. First my go-to Chili recipe:

3 lbs. chili meat (I use a combo of thicker ground chuck and plain old hamburger)
3 large onions, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 TBSP oregano
1 TBSP cumin
1 TBSP black pepper. Less, if you can't take heat.
1/4 cup chili powder (may want to add more)
1 can or bottle of beer (Amber Bock Lager is usually what I've got on hand)
1 six-ounce can tomato paste
1 and 1/2 cups beef broth
Sugar @ 1 TBSP (may want to add more)
In a heavy pot or Dutch oven, brown meat and onion in oil. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer, uncovered, 1-2 hours. Stir occasionally. May have to add water as this reduces. Correct/adjust seasonings. Serve with saltines, chopped raw onion, grated sharp cheddar.

To transform this into chili-mac: make your favorite mac and cheese, pour into a 9x13 pan. Spoon chili over (you won't want to use this entire recipe), plop into oven and bake till bubbly.

HTHs!

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Old 02-25-2006, 08:13 PM   #7
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Thank you Dakota!!!!!!
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Old 02-25-2006, 08:20 PM   #8
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This is my basic recipe. You can fancy it up with more hot stuff or not, as you wish. To make chili mac, I would just boil the noodles, make a quick cheese sauce and then smush everything together and top with all that yummy cheese you were talking about.
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Old 02-25-2006, 08:42 PM   #9
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You're welcome, Mylegs. Don't be afraid to add beans if you like, and for Pete's sake, don't put all your beer in the pot! Also, I just read and copied Alix's chili recipe. Sounds like it'd be a great topper for mac & cheese.
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Old 02-25-2006, 09:12 PM   #10
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I found this recipe and it overhauled it to my taste.

Question, what is a beer i can substitute for lone star? What style of beer is that. I want to use a good microbrew instead, i don't like that mass produced crap.

Also, those dried ancho chilies, how should i prepare those? Reconstitute them and peel them or something?



2 lb Ground Chuck
¾ Cup Beer
¼ Cup Coca Cola (not diet)
1/3 Cup Sour Mash Whiskey
1 Large Onion Chopped
3 Cloves Garlic Minced
¾ Cup Tomato Sauce
½ Cup Red Bellpepper
3 Ancho Peppers
4 Red Jalepenos
4 Red Serranos
2 teaspoon salt
1 TB Tobasco Sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
½ Cup Tomato Paste
1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1 ½ Tablespoon Fresh Ground Gumin
1 Tablespoon Fresh Cilantro
1 Tablespoon Peanut Oil




Cut meat into 1/4" cubes. Put peanut oil into a large, cast iron pot, heat on Med. High, add onions, garlic, meat cubes, and 1 T of cumin. Cook until meat is browned. Add tomato sauce, beer, whiskey, Coca-Cola, peppers, spices , and cook on Low Heat for 45 minutes, covered, stirring often. Uncover and cook for 20 minutes more. Stir in the remaining cumin and serve. Origin: Don Houston's chili pot, circa 1993
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