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It's National Chili Day
« on: Thu Feb 22, 2018 - 07:50:46 »
Anyone want to share their favorite chili recipe? Have any favorite toppings or do you eat it straight?

I may put on a pot in honor of the day. Will post a photo if I do.


I do like my chili savory, not sweet, and with no bell peppers or beans in it, either.


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Re: It's National Chili Day
« Reply #1 on: Thu Feb 22, 2018 - 08:24:58 »
Sweet Chili? ..........get a rope!

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Re: It's National Chili Day
« Reply #2 on: Thu Feb 22, 2018 - 08:27:17 »
Is chili still chili without beans?


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Re: It's National Chili Day
« Reply #3 on: Thu Feb 22, 2018 - 08:54:22 »
Is chili still chili without beans?

Alan, the original chili recipes had no beans.  ::smile::

We lived in Dallas in '77, where we ate at the original Chili's restaurant a few times. The restaurant chain started out as a hamburger joint that offered several types of chili - none with beans. They made a pretty good chili, IMO. So about 10 years ago, I went into the local Chili's restaurant for a bowl of chili, but chili wasn't on the menu. I asked the waitress why no chili is served at Chili's since that's how Chili's started and their name is Chili's. She said they tried to move away from their original menu to more of a bistro menu, but that she'd heard they may add chili back to their menu. I just checked, and they did -
(notice, no beans)





So maybe tonight, I'll go to Chili's for chili instead of making my own - or maybe not.  ::pondering:: 

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Re: It's National Chili Day
« Reply #4 on: Thu Feb 22, 2018 - 09:25:53 »
Learn something new everyday  ::smile::  I would have thought that original chili recipes would have had beans, and moreover that the origins were a Mexican dish.

http://www.nationalchiliday.com/chili-history.html#.Wo7gFrxKsdU

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Re: It's National Chili Day
« Reply #5 on: Thu Feb 22, 2018 - 09:42:03 »
Learn something new everyday  ::smile::  I would have thought that original chili recipes would have had beans, and moreover that the origins were a Mexican dish.

http://www.nationalchiliday.com/chili-history.html#.Wo7gFrxKsdU


But if you like beans in your chili, then you do you and get those beans in there.  ::tippinghat:: I've had beans in chili and liked it fine- just prefer it without beans.


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« Reply #6 on: Thu Feb 22, 2018 - 13:25:58 »
I have a recipe for bean chili, with no meat.  Never made it but think about tryig it from
time to time.

I DO NOT like cheese in my chili.... ::frown::

Or sour cream  ::frown::

But have made it all sorts of ways from just basic with a bit of chili powder to adding a fair amount of cumin.

I could be in the mood but just came back from a sizable Chinese lunch.

Had I known what day it was I would not have done that ::cryingtears::

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Re: It's National Chili Day
« Reply #7 on: Thu Feb 22, 2018 - 13:34:27 »
I will NEVER eat chili in Pennsylvania. 

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Re: It's National Chili Day
« Reply #8 on: Thu Feb 22, 2018 - 14:25:41 »
I have a recipe for bean chili, with no meat.  Never made it but think about trying it from
time to time.


When I was a vegan, I ate chili made from beans and no meat. When I gave up veganism (by doctor's orders because I was so anemic) the first thing I ate was a T-bone at Texas Roadhouse and the second thing I ate was homemade chili. I really like red meat, but had given it up for certain health issues, but it ended up causing more.










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Re: It's National Chili Day
« Reply #9 on: Thu Feb 22, 2018 - 14:57:17 »
Chili without meat is not chili at all.  It's just rabbit food or something.


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« Reply #10 on: Thu Feb 22, 2018 - 17:30:09 »
I will NEVER eat chili in Pennsylvania.

You would love Atria's Chili.... hot and spicy... lots of beans and meat

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Re: It's National Chili Day
« Reply #11 on: Thu Feb 22, 2018 - 17:47:13 »
You would love Atria's Chili.... hot and spicy... lots of beans and meat


That sounds better.

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« Reply #12 on: Fri Feb 23, 2018 - 14:23:05 »
Well, having missed National Chili Day, and thinking about it all yeterday evening, and night and early this AM.

Just made a huge pot of it....

It is cooking nicely in the crock pot and will be ready in a couple of hours or so....

You would love this one Alan, come on down....  ::nodding::



 

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Re: It's National Chili Day
« Reply #13 on: Sat Mar 03, 2018 - 22:18:46 »
Well, having missed National Chili Day, and thinking about it all yeterday evening, and night and early this AM.

Just made a huge pot of it....

It is cooking nicely in the crock pot and will be ready in a couple of hours or so....

You would love this one Alan, come on down....  ::nodding::


I could smell it from 30,000 ft  ::smile::

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« Reply #14 on: Sun Mar 04, 2018 - 06:37:09 »

I could smell it from 30,000 ft  ::smile::

I saved some just for you.  It is in the freezer ::nodding::

Welcome home... Hope you had a great vacation.

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Re: It's National Chili Day
« Reply #15 on: Sun Mar 04, 2018 - 08:14:01 »
I saved some just for you.  It is in the freezer ::nodding::

Welcome home... Hope you had a great vacation.


Thank you, and thank you, we did indeed have a wonderful vacation.  ::smile::

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Re: It's National Chili Day
« Reply #16 on: Mon Apr 30, 2018 - 06:03:26 »
I prefer chili without beans, but Mrs. B wants beans.  I add pintos and black beans, and it's fine.   I prefer to use the coarsely-cut beef you can get in Mexican supermarkets that is normally used for carne asada.   

Sometimes, I add a bit of unsweetened chocolate into the mix.   Sounds awful, but it works really well.    The mother of one of my students gave me that tip, and she was right.   Apparently, that was commonly done in Tex-Mex cooking in the Valley for generations.

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« Reply #17 on: Mon Apr 30, 2018 - 09:11:03 »
I prefer chili without beans, but Mrs. B wants beans.  I add pintos and black beans, and it's fine.   I prefer to use the coarsely-cut beef you can get in Mexican supermarkets that is normally used for carne asada.   

Sometimes, I add a bit of unsweetened chocolate into the mix.   Sounds awful, but it works really well.    The mother of one of my students gave me that tip, and she was right.   Apparently, that was commonly done in Tex-Mex cooking in the Valley for generations.

OK    ::nodding::

Chocolate got my interest.

If using 2 lbs beef. I use ground sirloin when I can or low fat.... how much chocolate?

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Re: It's National Chili Day
« Reply #18 on: Mon Apr 30, 2018 - 21:07:18 »
I cook chili by tossing in stuff, so I don't use a recipe.   However, this is close, with one exception:
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/chili-with-chipotle-chocolate

I believe Texas law permits the deportation of any person putting ground Turkey in chili.   I prefer to use shredded beef such as you'd see for carne asada.  Otherwise, that recipe should be fine.   If you don't like beans in your chili, just leave them out.    I prefer to put a mix of pintos and black beans.   Works great with the smokey taste of chipotles.