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Chili Recipe
« on: May 04, 2010, 11:18:57 am »
So, after reading about the various takes on chili recipes in the Twinkie Day 2010 thread (http://www.spikesnstars.com/forums/index.php?topic=110624.0) back in the middle of April, it got me thinking.  Apparently, my recipe breaks all sorts of understood, written and unwritten rules but, as evidenced by me never having to throw any out, it seems to be at least somewhat liked by a reasonably large cross section of people.  My recipe has an odd genesis and has developed over time into the “kitchen sink” conglomeration that it is.  It started out as a vegan recipe when my wife went thru a phase some years back and has morphed into what it is as she reintroduced meat back into her diet.  Say what you will about vegan cooking, it really stretches you as you have to find many new and interesting ways to accommodate the stunning lack of taste in soy and wheat-based products.  So, here it is:

-   1 large green pepper, chopped large
-   1 large onion, chopped large
-   2 packages 8oz. sliced baby portabella mushrooms
-   4 fresh garlic cloves, minced
-   1 can red kidney beans, with sauce
-   1 can black beans, with sauce
-   1 can white kidney beans, with sauce
-   2 lbs coarse ground chili beef (or cubed steak, depending on mood)
-   1 can Hormel hot chili, no beans
-   1 can Bushes chili starter
-   2 cans diced tomatoes w/ green chilis
-   6oz sliced jalapenos, with juice
-   12oz beer, darker is better
-   2 Tbsp Chili pepper powder
-   1 Tbsp salt (add more later to taste)
-   1 Tbsp onion powder
-   1 Tbsp cumin
-   1 Tbsp paprika
-   1 Tsp Red Pepper (more or less to taste)
-   1 Tsp oregano
-   1 Tbsp garlic powder
-   1 Tbsp Masa flour (more or less for desired thickness)

Lightly brown peppers, garlic and onions in a tsp of butter or olive oil.  Add 2 lb of ground or cubed beef and brown. Do not drain fat.  Add the following and stir: chili powder, salt onion powder, cumin, paprika, oregano, garlic powder, cumin.  Do not add Red Pepper and Masa Flour yet.  Stir in beans, mushrooms, Hormel chili, Bush’s chili starter and diced tomatoes. Cover and simmer 30 min or until meat is tender, stirring occasionally. Lightly mix beer, masa flour and red pepper, stir into chili and simmer another 15 to 20 minutes then remove from heat.  The longer it sits, the better it is.

I’ll usually make some jasmine rice, elbow macaroni and get a big bag of Fritos Scoops then have bowls of shredded cheddar, sour crème and fresh, chopped onions so the gang can doctor and top theirs however they want (or not).  Makes a bunch.

This said, I’ve become intrigued by some of the simpler suggestions in that other thread as I sense that they may be more true to the original concept of chili.  To this end, I wanted to open up this thread to get some recipes from the group that I could try on occasion.  Chili is an example of the perfect type of food for a house like mine with sometimes large groups of foster kids from many socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.  It is nearly universally liked, is easy to make en masse and keeps well for leftovers.  If you have a recipe that you like and are willing to share, I am all ears.
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2010, 01:48:05 pm »
I was thinking about trying this one. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/beef-chili-recipe/index.html
(Minus the corn pudding that is spooned on top in the photo) I saw it cooked on tv today. Looked pretty good.

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2010, 02:41:36 pm »

-   1 large green pepper, chopped large
-   1 large onion, chopped large
-   2 packages 8oz. sliced baby portabella mushrooms
-   4 fresh garlic cloves, minced
-   1 can red kidney beans, with sauce
-   1 can black beans, with sauce
-   1 can white kidney beans, with sauce

-   2 lbs coarse ground chili beef (or cubed steak, depending on mood)
-   1 can Hormel hot chili, no beans
-   1 can Bushes chili starter
-   2 cans diced tomatoes w/
green chilies
-   6oz sliced jalapenos, with juice
-   12oz beer, darker is better
-   2 Tbsp Chili pepper powder
-   1 Tbsp salt (add more later to taste)
-   1 Tbsp onion powder
-   1 Tbsp cumin
-   1 Tbsp paprika
-   1 Tsp Red Pepper (more or less to taste)
-   1 Tsp oregano
-   1 Tbsp garlic powder
-   1 Tbsp Masa flour (more or less for desired thickness)



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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2010, 02:48:59 pm »
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2010, 02:49:12 pm »
Where are the noodles?
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2010, 02:51:10 pm »
Where are the noodles?

das's recipe has elbow macaroni in it.   
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2010, 02:51:32 pm »
Where are the noodles?

he has elbow macaroni on the side just waiting to be added.
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2010, 04:30:26 pm »
This thread makes me want to punch a carpetbagger.
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2010, 04:40:32 pm »
This thread makes me want to punch a carpetbagger.

Save that for game time.
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2010, 05:05:47 pm »
Save that for game time.

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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2010, 05:27:51 pm »
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There was a talk-show host many, many, many years ago on Houston radio who claimed to have the recipe for the world's best chili, guaranteed to win some chili contest in Texas.  The secret ingredient this talk-show host discovered was adding small diced potatoes to the chili in the final hour of cooking.

Potatoes?  Hmmmm... that's what we call "picadillo" and that's nothing new.

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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2010, 08:47:35 am »
There was a talk-show host many, many, many years ago on Houston radio who claimed to have the recipe for the world's best chili, guaranteed to win some chili contest in Texas.  The secret ingredient this talk-show host discovered was adding small diced potatoes to the chili in the final hour of cooking.

Potatoes?  Hmmmm... that's what we call "picadillo" and that's nothing new.

When I was growing up, adding small pieces of diced potato meant you were trying to feed 6 people with a pound of beef.

We was poor, Kenny.  Poor.

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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2010, 09:14:24 am »
There's plenty of hate to go around. Fear not, MM.

I think I'm afraid now.
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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2010, 12:08:35 pm »
I think I'm afraid now.

If you'dve seen the restraint I showed at Pluckers last night watching Rafalski just stand and point at the puck as it slid by on the way to the game winning goal in OT, you'd probably be even more scared. One of my roommates said I looked like I "had murder in" my eyes.
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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2010, 12:11:07 pm »
Now would be a REALLY good time for the Sharks' annual playoff collapse.
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« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2010, 12:44:56 pm »
Now would be a REALLY good time for the Sharks' annual playoff collapse.

I am quite surprised they made it this far. Maybe the collapse won't come this year. But it IS the Sharks.

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« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2010, 12:50:01 pm »
Now would be a REALLY good time for the Sharks' annual playoff collapse.

I'd like to see the Blackhawks wake up and put Vancouver in their place.
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« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2010, 01:02:46 pm »
I'd like to see the Blackhawks wake up and put Vancouver in their place.

I would think Gary Bettman would give his left nut for a Chicago-Detroit Western final, but Game 2 proved me wrong.
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« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2010, 01:09:00 pm »
I am quite surprised they made it this far. Maybe the collapse won't come this year. But it IS the Sharks.

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« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2010, 03:10:17 pm »
Nabakov is the Crown Prince of Chokers. Give it time.

It just won't feel like the Stanley Cup playoffs without a complete collapse by the Sharks.

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« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2010, 03:53:13 pm »
It just won't feel like the Stanley Cup playoffs without a complete collapse by the Sharks.

Well, they've certainly set the stage for a great one.
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« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2010, 05:01:15 pm »
When I was growing up, adding small pieces of diced potato meant you were trying to feed 6 people with a pound of beef.

We was poor, Kenny.  Poor.


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« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2010, 05:23:20 pm »
You ate SAND?
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« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2010, 07:45:59 pm »
I would think Gary Bettman would give his left nut for a Chicago-Detroit Western final, but Game 2 proved me wrong.

I wish Gary Bettman would give his left nut for decent fucking tv contract so I could actually watch some games.

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« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2010, 03:11:27 pm »
I wish Gary Bettman would give his left nut for decent fucking tv contract so I could actually watch some games.

He's going to keep it with VS just to spite ESPN.
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« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2010, 03:48:12 pm »

When I was growing up, when there was no meat, we ate fowl, and when there was no fowl, we ate crawdad, and when there was no crawdad to be found, we ate sand.

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« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2010, 04:57:05 pm »
He's going to keep it with VS just to spite ESPN.

That was fine and dandy a month ago when VS HD was part of the basic digital package at my cable company. Funny thing happened when the playoffs started though, VS was dropped from the basic package and now costs an additional fee. Fuckers.

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« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2010, 08:45:24 pm »
Nabakov is the Crown Prince of Chokers. Give it time.

Right on schedule.
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