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Old 11-03-2009, 06:52 AM   #11
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Orange juice? Peanut butter? Curry powder?... in chili?

I guess I'm a traditionalist. I prefer beef, tomatoes, chilis, perhaps a hint of cinnamon or dark chocolate (if you like Mole), but beyond that, it seems to me you're leaving the realm of chili and headed off the path into some other zone of chili powder-based international flavor bowl of... curry!?!?

I know, a lot of people like adding this-and-that to be different, trying to invent the wheel. Personally, I attempt to perfect the given-dish-at-hand while keeping in mind that simplicity tastes best - but that's me - a frustrated perfectionist. So, please don't slam me for turning up my nose at certain chili recipes. You just go ahead and eat your... whatever... and I'll have my warm bowl of traditional chili comfort food.

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Old 11-03-2009, 08:31 PM   #12
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I think my mistake was to add all the chocolate the recipe called for at once...live and learn. I think I would have done better to add less and gradually increase.

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