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2006/02/07 13:04:13 (permalink)

Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@)

Not so normal things to add when cooking a pot of chili. Dont knock em till uve tried em! Not necessarily all at once. Every pot has it's own soul!!

Ranch dip mix, peanut butter, chocolate, celery, carrots.... anyone have more???
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    laststandchili
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    RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/02/07 13:11:08 (permalink)
    I've heard that there are people that put beans in chili. Hahahahahahaha!!!!

    Vayo con Queso
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    RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/02/07 13:16:57 (permalink)
    I usually throw the last cup of coffee in the pot.
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    RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/02/07 13:35:44 (permalink)
    I used to work with someone who put bean sprouts in his chili... yuck!!! And he had the nerve to still call it chili.
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    RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/02/07 13:44:46 (permalink)
    Someone's probably covered this in the past, but peanut butter used to be added when a customer would complain chili was too hot. Some people then started adding it for richness, or bacuase they were just used to it.

    BUT, several people with allergies have died from eating chili with peanut butter.
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    laststandchili
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    RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/02/07 14:15:23 (permalink)
    At a cook off last year in WVA one of the chilis that made it to the finals (10K first prize), contained a bottle of Killians Red beer and a cup of Captain Morgans. When we sampled finalists chilis that evening no one would touch that foul smelling brew, though we spent some time daring one another.

    I've watched cooks throw in slices of cheese (muenster), supposedly to smooth out the chili, and I've heard of a guy throwing in a handful of red skittle to improve the color (that story may have been BS). And of course a lot of competition cooks swear by floating a prune in their chili, again for smoothness. Never had any luck with that myself.

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    RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/02/07 14:22:35 (permalink)
    I once made a pot of chili using leftover turkey the week after Thanksgiving. On second thought, maybe that's not so weird. It actually turned out very tasty. Used the Tabasco green sauce in it for flavoring instead of the usual red or chipotle.

    I've never heard of peanut butter or floating a prune to smooth out the chili. Heck, if I wanted it smooth, I wouldn't have dumped in all that hot sauce.
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    RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/02/07 14:31:31 (permalink)
    Ashphalt, thanks for the history on peanut butter in chili! And, good ro make sure no one is allergic!

    Oh yes, coffee Bill.

    Laststandchili, beer ive used. I like Shiner Back, it's real Texas! Rum?? haven't tried that. Ewww, cocanut rum @#$% Prune?? couldn't hurt. Thanks!
    joe
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    RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/02/07 14:45:12 (permalink)
    I have heard some people tell me that they like to put green beans in their chili but I have not tried that. I also knew a guy that had to have a peanut butter sandwich with his chili as that is how he learned to eat it in an elementary schoool cafeteria.
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    RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/02/07 15:07:46 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by laststandchili

    I've heard that there are people that put beans in chili. Hahahahahahaha!!!!

    Vayo con Queso

    Beans? In chili? You must be kidding.
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    RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/02/07 15:19:49 (permalink)
    Oh, Shanghai Jimmy, famous for his chili rice in Dallas served lemonaid with the chili. Sounds weird but.....it made the chili good!

    About the beans in chili controversy, it just makes it chili stew!!!!
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    RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/02/07 15:22:42 (permalink)
    in cincinnati, we put in cloves, cinnamon, and chocolate.

    then again, I don't think most people outside cincinnati would call this chili
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    RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/02/07 15:28:59 (permalink)
    never add a finger or even half of a finger in chili. bad idea.
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    RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/02/07 15:40:11 (permalink)
    or if you do, don't sue the merchant you purchased it from for millions in "damages"
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    RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/02/07 16:14:31 (permalink)
    i add a hint of cinnamon...also good chuck, onions, habeneros, onions, tomato paste...spices. spicy kick and than a little kindness from the cinnamon
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    RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/02/08 21:43:41 (permalink)
    Kidney beans.
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    RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/02/08 21:54:34 (permalink)
    I lived in Wisconsin for a couple of years and nearly every bowl of chili I had there, whether at the home of a friend or in a restaurant, had macaroni in it. 'Twas fine with me. I also like a little whole kernel corn in my chili.
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    RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/02/08 22:05:14 (permalink)
    I haven't tried it but I did read a recipe called "Kenny Roger's Fire and Ice Chili" that listed a can of pineapple chunks for one of the ingredients... suppose to tame the hot peppers..
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    RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/02/08 22:35:01 (permalink)
    a little Jack Daniels always helps
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    RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/02/08 23:17:56 (permalink)
    Every vegetable on hand goes in my veggie or my turkey chili.
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    RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/02/08 23:38:55 (permalink)
    OK, Adjudicator...
    Dark red kidney beans and cinnamon sugar, cuz, then it uh, goes, uh with that yellow stuff, mentioned on another thread that I wont mention.
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    RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/02/09 11:40:42 (permalink)
    I never liked whole kernels of corn in chili.
    It looks bad.
    Whole kernels in brown mixture. Not a pleasant sight.





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    RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/02/09 12:24:43 (permalink)
    Not so sure its an odd addition but I use a can or 2 of "rotel"
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    RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/02/09 12:33:56 (permalink)
    Rotel is a good idea in my opinion.....I've often added that. In the absence of Rotel in my pantry, I add a couple small cans of diced green chilis. Love green chilis with lots of things and Rotel of course just adds more tomatoes plus the chilis.

    I also add much more Cumin than called for as I love the taste, in addition to Chili powder. Had fresh chili powder (purely ground up chilis from NM) once and that was awesome chili.

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    RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/02/09 14:34:34 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Scorereader

    I never liked whole kernels of corn in chili.
    It looks bad.
    Whole kernels in brown mixture. Not a pleasant sight.








    I got the visual...
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    RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/02/09 14:35:37 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by dreamzpainter

    Not so sure its an odd addition but I use a can or 2 of "rotel"

    Thats a standard in many peoples chili from what I hear, including mine.
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    RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/02/13 09:52:54 (permalink)
    The worst weird thing I have had the misfortune of eating in chili is pork and beans. I like pickles in mine.
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    RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/02/13 11:12:13 (permalink)
    I always put hot Italian sausage in mine, along with the beef........the family loves it that way.
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    RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/02/13 16:28:54 (permalink)
    Interesting posts all!

    Greymo, the sausage sounds good. I have used regular breakfast sausage but not italian. I must try it.

    Poppy, pickles, hmm? Dill or sweet?

    Donna $ Dreamz, right... Rotel is always good in chili. And right Roossy, It's a standard for lotsa folks. And I like lotsa cuman also.

    Kman, a little Jack never hurts anything!

    Scarlett, the pineapple could be good?

    TJ, cinci chili is great! Lotsa chili parlors there and for a reason.

    I threw together a pot of chili stew once and put corn, green beans, ranch style beans, and mushrooms in it! I didn't look that pretty but my guests liked it. I stress... CHILI STEW!

    This is fun, I love this site!
    Joe
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    RE: Weird things folks put in chili !^%$#@) 2006/02/13 16:39:33 (permalink)
    Green chilies are a must in my chili, along with coffee. I also love a bit of vinegar in my bowl of chili, but not cooked in.
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