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Old 06-11-2006, 08:17 AM   #51
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Have you ever tried real chili as opposed to one made from a fast food joint? You bring a pot of Wendy's chili to a chili cook-off as your entry and you'll get laughed out of the competition.

Comparing Wendy's chili to real chili is like comparing pasta al pomodoro from Olive Garden to pasta al pomodoro from a good Italian restaurant.
Yes I've had better-tasting chilli from homemade corockpots, and usually it isn't anything like Wendy's. But Wendy's is still chilli, it doesn't matter if it was mad ate a fast food joint. Healthy chilli, too. And there are better burgers out there than Wendy's, there's no WAY I would submit one of their square thaw-and-serve patties in a barbecue cook-off. But they're still burgers.
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Old 06-11-2006, 08:53 AM   #52
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My 2 cents

Competition chili is to good home made chili as:

Haute cuisine is to good home cooking;
Haute couture is to sensible clothing;

No offense intended to anyone; I just think they're different things, but that's only my opinion. Don't understand what Wendy's has to do with it.
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Old 06-11-2006, 10:05 AM   #53
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Competition chili is to good home made chili as:

Haute cuisine is to good home cooking;
Haute couture is to sensible clothing;

No offense intended to anyone; I just think they're different things, but that's only my opinion. Don't understand what Wendy's has to do with it.

I've had some really poor chili at competitions. Soupy, overloaded with tomato and flat.
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Old 08-27-2006, 12:55 PM   #54
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in my opinion, a chili is more akin to a stew, and you should have little difficulty standing a spoon up in pot of it.
I must admit I`m somewhat envious of you americans, esp Texans with your chili cookoffs, we have no such thing here that I`m aware of :(
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Old 08-27-2006, 01:04 PM   #55
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I like Wendy's chili. If I were to make my own chili, it would cost me 99 cents just to buy the first ingredient. If I can buy the finished product for that price and it isn't bad, then why not?
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Old 08-27-2006, 01:47 PM   #56
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it's a stew. btw, try lamb ... some good chops or a small leg section. It grills well, takes to garlic and rosemary nicely, does well in full flavored dishes...excellent with beer of course (think Irish stew).
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Old 08-28-2006, 10:37 AM   #57
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Competition chili is to good home made chili as:

Haute cuisine is to good home cooking;
Haute couture is to sensible clothing;

No offense intended to anyone; I just think they're different things, but that's only my opinion. Don't understand what Wendy's has to do with it.
I'd rather have good home cooking over haute cuisine any day. And I certainly wouldn't wear haute couture.

The thing about chili competitions ~ anyone can enter. It's like American Idol, you only have to think you are good.
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Old 08-28-2006, 02:11 PM   #58
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My ex was from Southern Illinois, and to his family, chili was ground beef, onions, lots of tomatoes, and beans, very thin and soupy. If his mom was feeling very frisky, maybe a tablespoon of chili powder. Eaten with oyster crackers.

I found the same sort of recipe in southern Indiana, and they called it "chili soup".
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Old 08-28-2006, 02:48 PM   #59
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I didn't see it mentioned here, but sometimes if my chili is a bit more watery than I like, I add some refried beans to reach the consistency I want.
If my chili is too watery, some cornbread or crackers will take care of that!
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Old 08-28-2006, 02:54 PM   #60
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Chili

Love It, All Types. Try White Chili It Is Very Good
Go To The Foodnetwork Website There Is A Recipe
Called White Chili Surprise, It Does Take Time But Man
It Is Good. I Do Prefer Red Chili But The White Chili
Surprise Recipe Is Very Good. Sometimes I Will Make Both
Just Becuase I Want A Bowl Of Each. Chili Also Freezes
Well.


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