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Old 02-05-2012, 06:43 PM   #1
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Brown Sugar in chili

I add a tablespoon of brown sugar to any pot of chili I make. It adds some sweetness, without overpowering the other ingredients. Anyone else do this?

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Old 02-05-2012, 06:55 PM   #2
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I added some agave nectar to the last batch I made, it really was good. Have used brown sugar, molasses, and ketchup at times. Just kinda gives it that sumpin sumpin.
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:57 PM   #3
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I have used molasses or Steen's Cane Syrup in chili when I was in the mood. Not much, just enough to have the effect without tasting sweet.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:02 PM   #4
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I've used apple jelly or Hershey's syrup on occasion.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:50 PM   #5
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Sweet and spicy go together well. Chili often has tomatoes and sugar is often used to counteract the acidity of tomatoes. Many if not most barbecue sauces include sugar. I think onions and garlic go well with sugar, and both are often included in chili recipes. Sure, why not, add brown sugar or any other kind of sugar to your chili... within reason.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:54 PM   #6
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Vinegar, while adding some tartness, also adds a bit of sweet too. I always add vinegar to my chili.
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:24 PM   #7
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I add a tablespoon of brown sugar to any pot of chili I make. It adds some sweetness, without overpowering the other ingredients. Anyone else do this?
I do too, along with a little ground cloves and allspice. It makes a good chili great.
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:43 PM   #8
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If I add brn sugar, I also add the same amount of apple vinegar to equalize the sweet and acid, Then I will also add strong coffee for flavor.
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I add a tablespoon of brown sugar to any pot of chili I make. It adds some sweetness, without overpowering the other ingredients. Anyone else do this?
Not to sound nit-picky, but how much is exactly a pot? Whenever I make chili I use a 4-quart pot and fill it about 3/4 quarters of the way. Should I add more or less than a tablespoon of brown sugar to this size pot?
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Taste, taste, taste. Add a bit at a time. You can always add more.
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