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Old 11-21-2009, 05:36 PM   #21
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An old tradition in Texas is to cook the beans separate, then use the liquor for the liquid in cooking the chili/meat sauce. You put the beans in the bottom of the bowl and top it with chili.

For an interesting pickup, try using red wine vinegar when cooking the meat. I've used corn, nm chilies , unsweetened chocolate; have fun. Also, chili makes a great topping for Frito Pie; especially if you use chili flavored Fritoes. haha

A habanero a day keeps the pain away.
-gralan (it's never too chilly for chile in chili)
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Old 11-21-2009, 11:13 PM   #22
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so many variations. use different beans, add chipotle peppers in adobo, use some broth or even beer in addition to your tomato product. Corn and or hominy are great additoins as are nuts like cashews added toward the end. Change up your meat to meatloaf mix or ground pork. Make a green chicken chili with salsa verde and tomatilloes. Have a good time creating many variations. You can always come back to your standard.
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Old 11-21-2009, 11:22 PM   #23
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An old tradition in Texas is to cook the beans separate, then use the liquor for the liquid in cooking the chili/meat sauce. You put the beans in the bottom of the bowl and top it with chili.

For an interesting pickup, try using red wine vinegar when cooking the meat. I've used corn, nm chilies , unsweetened chocolate; have fun. Also, chili makes a great topping for Frito Pie; especially if you use chili flavored Fritoes. haha

A habanero a day keeps the pain away.
-gralan (it's never too chilly for chile in chili)
I love that saying. "A habanero a day keeps the pain away!

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so many variations. use different beans, add chipotle peppers in adobo, use some broth or even beer in addition to your tomato product. Corn and or hominy are great additoins as are nuts like cashews added toward the end. Change up your meat to meatloaf mix or ground pork. Make a green chicken chili with salsa verde and tomatilloes. Have a good time creating many variations. You can always come back to your standard.
Good point. about the chipotle in adobe sauce.
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:34 AM   #24
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Well, my chili won 3rd place in the cook-off!

We had a great night. My BIL won 2nd place and my SIL took 3rd in the desert competition. We had the winningest table in the joint ... and I'm still full LOL.

Thanks for all the suggestions and feel free to keep them coming. I want to keep changing things... hoping to get 1st next year
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:47 AM   #25
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desert competition? camel chili? with a side of cactus?
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:06 AM   #26
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I don't think I've ever made the same pot of chili twice. It always changes and evolves. Right now I'm loving pork chili with tomatillos and cannelini beans.
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:22 AM   #27
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I don't think I've ever made the same pot of chili twice...
Me neither. I have a basic recipe in my head, but in practice it changes with what I have on hand. My "impromptu chili" has turned out some of the very best chili I've ever had, and it's turned out not-so-hot, flavor-wise, but it's always an adventure. For me, that's the fun of it!

And JCV, congratulations!
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Old 11-22-2009, 05:03 PM   #28
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Glad it turned out JVC, OMG, my chili ROCKS.

I'll have pics up tomorrow but I'll post a teaser pic of the chili process.

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Old 11-22-2009, 06:33 PM   #29
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Glad it turned out JVC, OMG, my chili ROCKS.

I'll have pics up tomorrow but I'll post a teaser pic of the chili process.
Those must be the black beans cooking. Love the cast iron.

And Congratulations JCV on your win!
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:59 PM   #30
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Those must be the black beans cooking. Love the cast iron.

And Congratulations JCV on your win!
PF, you are correct. They simmered for 3 hours and they cooked in the slow cooker for another 3 hours.

As soon as I get my mem stick back from my mother I will post the rest of the pictures, I've made a few changes to the recipe I used from all recipes.
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