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Old 04-08-2007, 03:04 AM   #1
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What goes with Chili?

Some of you might feel satisfied after a bowl of chili, but I don't find it that filling. What do you usually eat it with? I'm not looking for anything too fancy. I can think of just laying it over some rice or eat with some bread.

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Old 04-08-2007, 05:02 AM   #2
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No brainer here---fresh cornbread out of an iron cast skillet and a salad on the side if need be. And yes, it's very good over rice, too!!
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Old 04-08-2007, 05:19 AM   #3
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Here are a couple of options. We like to serve our chili with a good loaf of garlic bread or some "Mexican" corn bread to soak up those juices. Cincinnati style chili is a thinner, sweeter chili, similar looking to a meat pasta sauce, served over spaghetti with lots of shredded sharp cheddar cheese and onions.

Out of curiosity, do you add beans to your chili? I know Texas style is no-beans, but my wife and I like to add several varieties of beans to ours - our last batch had red and white kidneys and black beans. This helps to add to the bulk a little without adding a lot of fat.

My chili is almost entirely from cans. I use a pound of ground beef (sirloin is good, but anything will work) browned and drained, three cans of chili style stewed tomatos (DelMonte makes some good ones), three cans of any kind of beans you like, and my secret ingredient - a small can of V-8. Season to taste with chili powder, salt and pepper - maybe a dash of sugar if it's too acidic. I also like to add various dried peppers to it for heat - I have chipotle, ancho and cayenne right now. They work well together. Simmer and reduce for about an hour. Prep time, maybe 15 minutes.

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Old 04-08-2007, 05:34 AM   #4
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****it, it's 5:30 in the morning and I haven't gone to bed yet. Reading these suggestions is making me so hungry.

I've never made chili before but I always thought in beans in chili were standard.

Thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 04-08-2007, 07:14 AM   #5
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I make my chili pretty thick (w/beans) with crusty bread or corn bread on the side, very filling.
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Old 04-08-2007, 07:28 AM   #6
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I find chili to be one of the most filling foods there is, but if you need something more, how about a baked potato?
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Doesn't Wendy's serve chili over a baked potatos? Seems like I heard or read that somewhere.
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Yes Wendys does. Actually it is a very common way to do it. Just as common as a chili dog.
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DH likes his chili on top of those big Frito Chips. I sometimes make cornbread to go with it. I think some people eat chili over a small noodle called "chili mac".
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Old 04-08-2007, 09:18 AM   #10
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You can put beans into the chili, I do, or serve beanless chili over beans or rice.

Cornbread is a classic accompaniment to chili. Plain, or with cheese and/or chile peppers baked in.

Bottom line, you can eat whatever you like with chili.
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