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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/05 10:55:56 (permalink)
I put a chocolate bar in mine....gives a very rich color
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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/09 13:33:13 (permalink)
Roossy, a little ciliantro never hurt anything!

Milw, I was kinda teasin! I am bettin we never run out of things to put in chili. Oh, about a recipe for the "spam n jam". I'm not asking for the "secret dried chilis" but just a place to start.

Al, thanks for the tip about the pumkin pie spice! I'm gonna try it for my next batch of cinci chili. And right, cinci chili needs to be served in a plate so you can get the right stuff in each bite. Shaken is OK but never stirred.

Oh, a few more things I have used...... corn tortillas put in early so they dissolve, about 6 in a 3lb of meat pot of chili. Adobo seasoning, just enough to barley make a taste difference. Chopped peperoncini peppers and some of the juice.
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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/19 06:21:10 (permalink)
I have occasionally used chocolate, but I don't notice that it makes a big difference in the flavor. I do use molasses, though, or, if there's no molasses handy, some dark brown sugar. Also I use beer, garlic, paprika, and I always use cubed and browned beef and pork for the meat. Just won the first competition I ever entered. OK, so it wasn't a big deal competition, it was just one at my military unit, but I *was* the only one to take home an empty pot at the end... :)
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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/19 08:16:28 (permalink)
Some years ago there was an article in Esquire revealing the secret of the World's Best chili maker.

It was rosemary.

I've never tried it.
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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/19 17:25:31 (permalink)
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Originally posted by PapaJoe8

Roossy, a little ciliantro never hurt anything!



Papajoe, I LOVE cilantro, I put it lots of things including my chicken noodle soup....
I even put it fresh on a sandwich....
Did I mention that I LOVE CILANTRO?
(I put cinnamon sugar in my chili, along with pork tenderloin that I have ground up--YUM!)
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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/20 21:36:14 (permalink)
Oh, I almost forgot, a can of tamales, your fav brand, i like Gebharts (spelling, i'm out of em). Adds a great taste!
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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/21 10:14:40 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Born in OKC

Some years ago there was an article in Esquire revealing the secret of the World's Best chili maker.

It was rosemary.

I've never tried it.


I was misquoted in that article,I don't put rosemary in my chili.
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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/21 10:20:49 (permalink)
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quote:
Originally posted by PapaJoe8

Roossy, a little ciliantro never hurt anything!



Papajoe, I LOVE cilantro, I put it lots of things including my chicken noodle soup....
I even put it fresh on a sandwich....
Did I mention that I LOVE CILANTRO?
(I put cinnamon sugar in my chili, along with pork tenderloin that I have ground up--YUM!)
Tara


Tara,how do you feel about cilantro?I love it in things like my chicken noodle soup,you should try it!
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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/21 10:34:44 (permalink)
This year I gave up meat for lent. I made Chili last night with Sweet Potatoes. It was much better than expected. BTW added 3 tablespoons cilantro - added an interesting taste.
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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/21 11:05:42 (permalink)
Hey Mitchell, maybe you should post that recipe at the cooking heading. The other vegans here might like to have it. Sounds interesting so I might have to try it also. And yes, a little cilantro never hurt anything.
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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/21 15:12:45 (permalink)
I think I am going to try some cilantro...
Been putting it off for a bit, put people keep after me to try it, especially in my chicken noodle soup...
I made chili last night, jeez, I wish I had some cilantro!
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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/21 15:31:57 (permalink)
Ok, now if the world's best chili maker, aka drsmoke, would tell us something weird he has put in a pot of chili, and liked it.
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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/21 15:36:40 (permalink)
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Originally posted by PapaJoe8

Ok, now if the world's best chili maker, aka drsmoke, would tell us something weird he has put in a pot of chili, and liked it.
Joe

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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/21 15:49:20 (permalink)
Maybe your post will coax him into doing it Roossy??? Hmm, did I already , or someone say taco seasoning, the dry kind? I have used that allot. I know, all this packaged stuff is cheating but.....
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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/21 16:14:40 (permalink)
Just for shi**'s and giggles once I got the wallyworld brand of dried chili seasoning mix.. Man that was hot.. It was not all that bad, but I do prefer putting my own seasonings in it, as I like lots of cumin in mine.. And the other thing.
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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/21 16:29:51 (permalink)
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Originally posted by PapaJoe8

Ok, now if the world's best chili maker, aka drsmoke, would tell us something weird he has put in a pot of chili, and liked it.
Joe

PapaJoe,thats easy,it was a picture of myself!!
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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/22 04:08:36 (permalink)
Hello All,
I've never tried it, but I wonder how chili would taste with ramps subsituted for onions.
Take Care,
Fieldthistle
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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/22 06:12:53 (permalink)
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Hello All,
I've never tried it, but I wonder how chili would taste with ramps subsituted for onions.
Take Care,
Fieldthistle

Probably ok,as long as you didn't forget to add some cilantro.
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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/22 10:11:55 (permalink)
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Hello All,
I've never tried it, but I wonder how chili would taste with ramps subsituted for onions.
Take Care,
Fieldthistle


I've had ramps before; they taste like an intense garlicky onion. Probably they'd be good in moderation. No ramps in the Southwest though, so they'd be hard for me to test...go for it Field.
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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/22 10:21:47 (permalink)
Lemme see if I've got this,

Sweet potatoes
can of tamales
lots of cilantro
handful of ramps
chocolate
cinnamon
rosemary
grape jam
beer
pack of taco seasoning
and a picture of Dr. Smoke

Bring to a boil, then simmer for an hour and a half. Cool to room temp. Throw in another handful of cilantro (preferably strained out of last weeks chicken soup). Then set on the floor and call the dogs.

Vayo con Queso
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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/22 19:53:28 (permalink)
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Originally posted by laststandchili

Lemme see if I've got this,

Sweet potatoes
can of tamales
lots of cilantro
handful of ramps
chocolate
cinnamon
rosemary
grape jam
beer
pack of taco seasoning
and a picture of Dr. Smoke

Bring to a boil, then simmer for an hour and a half. Cool to room temp. Throw in another handful of cilantro (preferably strained out of last weeks chicken soup). Then set on the floor and call the dogs.

Vayo con Queso

Gawd, it's nice to see SOME OTHER PEOPLE have a sense of humor....(besides moi)..

OOPS, you forot the BEANS!!!!!

Nice post, Laststand!!
Still LMAO
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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/22 20:07:21 (permalink)
T'ain't chili ifen ain't got no beans!
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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/22 22:47:30 (permalink)
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Originally posted by MilwFoodlovers

T'ain't chili ifen ain't got no beans!


Hence the english
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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/22 22:57:38 (permalink)
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quote:
Originally posted by MilwFoodlovers

T'ain't chili ifen ain't got no beans!


Hence the english


You would prefer Spanglish? Hokay. Adding frijoes to chili (or if you prefer, chile) is one of those issues that wars are fought over.
In Texas, chili con carne with beans ain't chili.
In most of the US, kidney beans are mandatory.
In New Mexico or Arizona, if you see beans in chile con carne, they'll probably be pintos or Anasazi beans.
Californians have been known to put garbanzos in chili.
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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/23 07:32:21 (permalink)
And on and on goes La Guerra de las Frijoles. In competition of course beans are verboten, but they don't offend me personally for regular eatin chili, although I'm using smaller and smaller quantities all the time. (I favor Goya brands habichuela rosadas (sp?)pink beans, or good ol pintos).

The cilantro thing bothers me however. Dump it in salsa by the truck load, or on top of some good guacamole salad, but not in my chili por favor. Lots of cumin and good dash Mexican oregano near the end of the cooking time to avoid cooking away the flavor. For me personally cumin is becoming more and more the true taste of good chili.

Vayo con Queso
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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/23 07:41:33 (permalink)


OOPS, you forot the BEANS!!!!!


Oh no, no, no. If you put beans in it would no longer be authentic chili.

Vayo con Queso
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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/23 19:38:52 (permalink)
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Originally posted by laststandchili



OOPS, you forot the BEANS!!!!!


Oh no, no, no. If you put beans in it would no longer be authentic chili.

Vayo con Queso

Oh, hmmmmm........my brain is on fire!
Smoke smoke, can you smell it burning?
I am so confused, I am a blonde yanno..
Hee Hee Hee.....
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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/29 09:21:03 (permalink)
After digging around for Shanghai Jimmy's chili rice recipe I came across the recipe he used on his "how to make good texas chili" LP record. The one not so usual ingredient was;

Lemon Juice

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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/29 09:23:44 (permalink)
Shoot, a typo, Shanghai Jimmy's, not Kimmy's. Someone said there was a way to edit these posts, Anyone know how???
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RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/03/29 09:38:41 (permalink)
Lemon seems a little unusual to me, a lot of folks I know add some lime juice at the end of their cook time however. And even the no bean recipes in competition tend to get a little bean juice from the can about 10 minutes before turn in. Smooths things out and makes for a nice glossy sauce.

Vayo con Queso
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