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    Chili Recipes

    So I'm making some chili for a chili cookoff thing here at work tomorrow and needed a few suggestions. I usually just throw some stuff together and usually it turns out pretty good. Here's what I did for a tailgate this year that turned out pretty well:

    mix of ground beef and italian sausage, pretty generous on the ammount of meat I use
    onion
    banana pepers
    can of Rotel
    tomato sauce
    chili beans (only 1 can, don't like a lot of beans in mine)
    chili seasoning
    a little bit of garlic
    beer
    a touch of Louisiana hot sauce to kick it up a little

    Anyone here use beer in their chili and what kind do you think works best? I know plain light beer isn't that great, heard regular Budweiser is pretty good use and either an amber or ale kind of beer does too. The beer usually thins up the tomato sauce which is why I use sauce not juice but I add a little water if it's too thick.


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    Re: Chili Recipes

    Use tomato paste and really load up the beer, especially if it's for work!


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    Re: Chili Recipes

    I'd love to tell, but I can't

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    Re: Chili Recipes

    I used some homebrewed winter spiced ale. Gave it a good flavor.



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    Re: Chili Recipes

    My 2 cents (if it's even worth that much):

    I use ales in my chili. I don't think I could even taste it if I used Budweiser.

    I use tomato paste, instead of sauce. The spices in some sauces tastes a little off.

    And to thicken it, if you need to, use white corn tortilla chips. Adds a great masa (corn flour) taste to the chili. If you can, make your own tortilla mix from masa flour, and throw some in the chili, instead of cooking the tortilla.

    Also, there is no such thing as a little bit of garlic.



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    Re: Chili Recipes

    Is it a chili cookoff or a chili-con-carnival? If it's a chili-con-carnival you should make Mr. and Mrs. Tenorman chili.

    On a serious note, I've never tried beer, but I have used bloody mary mix to thin chili out before. Especially the spicy stuff, it's pretty good!



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    Re: Chili Recipes

    Mine's adapted from a recipe I saw a long time ago and has:

    Red, Green, and Yellow Bell peppers
    Onions
    Ground beef (can use chorizo, too)
    Worcestershire sauce
    Oregano
    Garlic
    Chili Powder
    Cumin
    Beer
    Cayenne pepper
    Black pepper
    Diced tomatoes
    Chili beans

    I like to spice it up, but with little kids, I have to do this after the fact with my favorite hot sauce.



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    Re: Chili Recipes

    Doesn't anyone on here make a Texas style chili rather than Cincinnati style?


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    Re: Chili Recipes

    about 1/4 cup brown sugar



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    Re: Chili Recipes

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneG View Post
    Doesn't anyone on here make a Texas style chili rather than Cincinnati style?
    I love texas roadhouses chilli. I am trying to figure out how to make it.


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    Re: Chili Recipes

    Here's a basic Texas style chili recipe. Warning: Makes a lot!

    Texas-Style Chili


    • 10 pounds chuck blade steak
    • 1 cup vegetable oil
    • 3 large onions, chopped
    • 9 medium green bell peppers, chopped
    • 3 pounds ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped
    • 15 garlic cloves, minced
    • 18 ounces tomato paste
    • 1 cup chili powder
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 2 tablespoons salt
    • 2 tablespoons oregano (preferably Mexican oregano)
    • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper

    Cut steak into 1/2-inch cubes.

    In a very large skillet or Dutch oven, brown the meat in oil in large pot, remove to a bowl and set aside.

    Add onions, peppers and garlic to drippings in pan over medium heat. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add more oil if necessary.

    Return the meat to the pan, and add tomatoes and their liquid and the remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 1-1/2 hours or until meat is fork tender, stirring occasionally.


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    Re: Chili Recipes

    Quote Originally Posted by tman24 View Post
    I love texas roadhouses chilli. I am trying to figure out how to make it.
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    Re: Chili Recipes

    Quote Originally Posted by cybsball20 View Post
    I'd love to tell, but I can't

    Signed,
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    Ditto. I can say beer is not a key ingredient for good chili though.

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    Re: Chili Recipes

    I have used beer and not used beer, both had good results.

    Best chilli I ever made had bison in it.

    Paste, not sauce

    I always roast then boil my own peppers.



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    Re: Chili Recipes

    I use chunks of lean beef - cubed - rather than ground beef. Gives it a better consistancy and flavor IMO.

    I use beer as well but you sure don't have to.



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