"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Soups, Stews & Casseroles > Chili
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-12-2009, 11:28 PM   #1
Sous Chef
Chile Chef's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winter Park Fl, Or Bust!
Posts: 853
Making chili question?

I'm making a ready mix type chilie that has everything you will need but I'm going to add sausage, Here's my question!

should I grill the sausage, or should I throw the sausage in the while the chilie is cooking, and let it cook along with the chilie?


Chile Chef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2009, 12:01 AM   #2
Senior Cook
appleyard14's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 163
i would remove the sausage casing and add to your ground beef mix together. Then just brown the ground sausage and ground beef (im assuming) together and base your chili off of that. Hope it turns out well

appleyard14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2009, 10:59 AM   #3
Master Chef
jabbur's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 5,586
Grilling before will taste different than just cooking in the chili. It would be a personal preference and whether you want to take the time to grill or not. IMO, I'd grill but then that's just me!
I could give up chocolate but I'm no quitter!
jabbur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2009, 11:41 AM   #4
Head Chef
GrillingFool's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: usa
Posts: 2,223
I wouldn't throw it in with everything else... that might make it pretty greasy.
GrillingFool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 07:00 AM   #5
Senior Cook
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 262
I would definitely cook it,either grilled or fried in a pan,

just to cook out some of the fat.
Lizannd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 07:05 AM   #6
Certified Pretend Chef
Andy M.'s Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 44,851
Browning meats before stewing them gives you the opportunity to de-fat them. Also, it allows you to brown the meat, thereby adding a significant amount of flavor that would be otherwise missing.
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2009, 08:16 AM   #7
Executive Chef
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: SE Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,655
you don't specify kind of sausage. I can imaging some sausages being fine cooking in the general pot of chili. However, most will benefit from being browned and de-fated and added cooked.

I often add a Mexican Chorizo to my chilli and I always take it from the casing and brown it first.
Robo410 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2009, 02:22 AM   #8
Assistant Cook
Join Date: May 2009
Location: New York City
Posts: 3
Whenever I add sausages to any dish, I like cut them into chunks and leave on the casing (I like the texture). But I do brown them to enhance the flavor and to render the fat. You will be surprised how much fat there is in sausage 'meats'. You can even precook the sausages after browning, in water until done, to get rid of more fat. If you do, place them in the refrigerator with the stock. When the fat has congealed skim/lift out all the fat. (This is also good to do with varietal meats (neck bones, ham hocks, etc.) Use the stock for your chili or stew.
The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control.
marquess1234 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2009, 09:42 AM   #9
Senior Cook
Deathbysoup's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario, CA
Posts: 137
Send a message via AIM to Deathbysoup
I would cook the sausage meat before adding into the chili mixture. Usually I remove the casing ( as another poster said ) and cook it as I would ground beef.

Deathbysoup is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:02 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.