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MikeS.
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Pics of my chili - Mon, 12/11/06 11:43 PM
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Here are some pics I took tonight while fixing a pot of chili beans.

First the meat, onions and spices starting to cook.



The meat after being sauted for a few minutes.



The beans to be added.



The tomatoes to be added.



With the beans and tomatoes added.



The secret sauce.



The combined pot ready to simmer for a couple hours.





MikeS.





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RE: Pics of my chili - Tue, 12/12/06 12:07 AM
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Mmmm, I love food porn.

Hey Mike, what kind of bean is a Texas bean? They look smaller than pintos; they actually kind of look like the kind in pork and beans. I was just wondering.

I noticed you used both red onion and white. Yum yum.

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RE: Pics of my chili - Tue, 12/12/06 12:12 AM
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Pwingsx, I have no idea what kind of bean it is, I just know it makes really good chili beans.

The white onion is a sweet Mayan I bought at Costco, the red came from the salads our local itialian place provides with a takeout dinner. I don't like raw onion but since we had 3 salads the night before I picked out the red onion and saved for the chili beans. Very tasty in the chili.

MikeS.

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RE: Pics of my chili - Tue, 12/12/06 7:27 AM
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Looks totally awesome!!!!!

I imagine however you will be hearing from the anti-bean contingency shortly.

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RE: Pics of my chili - Tue, 12/12/06 8:04 AM
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Dipstick, after 2 lg bowls in 12 hours I have plenty of ammo to fire back at them with.

You'll notice I was careful to call it chili beans... Not chili.

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RE: Pics of my chili - Tue, 12/12/06 8:51 AM
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Originally posted by MikeS.

Dipstick, after 2 lg bowls in 12 hours I have plenty of ammo to fire back at them with.

You'll notice I was careful to call it chili beans... Not chili.


it's a good looking chili in my book!

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RE: Pics of my chili - Tue, 12/12/06 8:59 AM
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I see that you are using Great Value products from Walmart. I also use several of their products.

Chili looks really good except my body does not tolerate beans.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

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RE: Pics of my chili - Tue, 12/12/06 11:29 AM
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Originally posted by MikeS.

Dipstick, after 2 lg bowls in 12 hours I have plenty of ammo to fire back at them with.

You'll notice I was careful to call it chili beans... Not chili.



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RE: Pics of my chili - Tue, 12/12/06 12:08 PM
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I've got my cornbread ready - but I can't seem to reach deep enough into my monitor to grab a bowl of chili (beans) to go with it. Guess I'll have to make my own...

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RE: Pics of my chili - Tue, 12/12/06 3:41 PM
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Paul, I like to save money where I can. In most things, especially something like a spicy dish I can't tell the difference between store brand and name brand. I might be cheap but we eat well.

MikeS.

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RE: Pics of my chili - Tue, 12/12/06 4:51 PM
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I had never thought of the enchilada sauce, might have to try that on my next pot of chili (with or without beans)


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RE: Pics of my chili - Tue, 12/12/06 8:12 PM
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I agree with cajunking-----I think your use of enchilada sauce is inspired, Mike! Looks delicious

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RE: Pics of my chili - Tue, 12/12/06 8:32 PM
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My can of Ranch Style Texas beans says they are pintos. Looks good enough that I KNOW what's on the menu Wednesday!

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RE: Pics of my chili - Tue, 12/12/06 9:41 PM
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I love Pinto beans,so the ranch style beans will be in my next batch of chili(This weekend)And what an excellent idea with the enchilada sauce..new ideas,thats why I love this web site!!

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RE: Pics of my chili - Tue, 12/19/06 7:20 PM
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OK-----I've picked up a jar of Hatch Red Enchilada Sauce, 2 cans of Bush's Chili Beans, 2 cans of Rotel Green Chili and Tomatoes, a can of diced tomatoes, a can of black beans and a pound of ground beef. and the experiment begins......
Mike, what kind of spices did you add?


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RE: Pics of my chili - Tue, 12/19/06 7:39 PM
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Nice looking chili Mike! For a change of pace, sub one can regular ranch style for their sweet onion or jalapeno flavors, depending on your mood. For anouther change a can of Rotel "Mexican" could also be subed for one can of the Great Value. It looks great as is though.
Joe

Joe, I don't find those varities around here or I'd try them.

MikeS.

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RE: Pics of my chili - Wed, 12/20/06 11:54 AM
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I use a good quality chunky salsa in mine, also chipotles in adobo. Other than that, it's pretty much like your pics. Mmmm! Would love to have a bowl of that right now...

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RE: Pics of my chili - Wed, 12/20/06 12:02 PM
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Originally posted by cajunking

I had never thought of the enchilada sauce, might have to try that on my next pot of chili (with or without beans)



If I might make an canned enchilada sauce recommendation...I haven't tried "Ortega" brand, I HAVE tried "Old El Paso" and it's foul. The "El Rio" brand however is really nice and comes in mild and hot. I will look for "Ortega" brand here and give it a try.

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RE: Pics of my chili - Wed, 12/20/06 1:09 PM
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I also never thought of red enchilada sauce in chili. I must try it! Hmmm, how would green chile enchilada sauce work in chili? Ohhh, might turn it purple? I use the green enchilada sauce for green chile stew.

El Rio, thanks for the tip Rusty. Hatch makes a good green chile enchilada sauce if you can find that. No hot or mild though.
Joe

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RE: Pics of my chili - Thu, 12/21/06 10:09 AM
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I do almost the same recipe as you, Mike, but I like my Chili-Beans a bit "Thicker" so I add a regular size can of the Spicy-Refried Beans to the whole thing. That adds a certain amount of 'Body' to the pot! While not thick enough to support a spoon, it makes for great texture!

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RE: Pics of my chili - Thu, 12/21/06 10:15 AM
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Another good idea,Al!!

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RE: Pics of my chili - Fri, 12/22/06 7:41 AM
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Originally posted by MikeS.

Paul, I like to save money where I can. In most things, especially something like a spicy dish I can't tell the difference between store brand and name brand. I might be cheap but we eat well.

MikeS.


We use a lot of Great Value stuff,the tuna in water is the only one we buy.

Another great job on the food & pics.

John

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RE: Pics of my chili - Fri, 12/22/06 8:35 AM
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Originally posted by John A


We use a lot of Great Value stuff,the tuna in water is the only one we buy.

Another great job on the food & pics.

John


Could not resist this.................if the tuna is the only Great Value stuff you buy, how do you obtain the rest?

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RE: Pics of my chili - Fri, 12/22/06 9:15 AM
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Greymo,
Haven't you heard the commercial..."You Pocket the Savings at WalMart" ??

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RE: Pics of my chili - Fri, 12/22/06 11:19 AM
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Originally posted by Greymo

quote:
Originally posted by John A


We use a lot of Great Value stuff,the tuna in water is the only one we buy.

Another great job on the food & pics.

John


Could not resist this.................if the tuna is the only Great Value stuff you buy, how do you obtain the rest?



You snagged me, LOL. I should have said Great Value tuna is the only brand my wife will buy.

John

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RE: Pics of my chili - Sat, 12/23/06 12:56 AM
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OK-----I've picked up a jar of Hatch Red Enchilada Sauce, 2 cans of Bush's Chili Beans, 2 cans of Rotel Green Chili and Tomatoes, a can of diced tomatoes, a can of black beans and a pound of ground beef. and the experiment begins......
Mike, what kind of spices did you add?


Ed, ya blew it already! You bought Bush's beans and not Texas Ranch Style Just pulling your leg, Bush's are good beans and I use their other products almost exclusively for beans. When I make chili beans I buy a can or 2 of Bush's chili beans, fry up some meat and serve that to PP.

As to spices I use garlic salt, some garlic pepper, a dried chili powder from McCormick's and I used some dried chili peppers. After the beans are done I add some Cholula to my own bowl. Ava likes mildly spicy, I'm working her upto the full heat gradually.

MikeS.

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RE: Pics of my chili - Sat, 12/23/06 1:09 AM
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A few years ago as I was perfecting this recipe for chili beans I hit upon the idea to try the enchilada sauce. It just came to me, a flash of inspiration.

The ranch style beans have their own sauce that is very good but it is far from enough sauce. The diced tomatoes have the natural juice but still not enough sauce. The one can of enchilada sauce spices it up a little and adds enough sauce usually to get the consistency I like.

I like to make this one night after dinner and then let it sit for a day, in the fridge of course. The next night is cornbread and chili for dinner. Then about 2 days later I heat up a pot and cook up some flour tortillias, drain the chili beans from the juice. Makes a killer chili bean burrito for lunch.

A large amount of Beano is consumed during this time frame

I don't like adding cheese to the bowl of chili beans but I do when making a burrito.

MikeS.


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RE: Pics of my chili - Sat, 12/23/06 1:11 AM
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Here is the recipe;

2lbs or more of ground beef
2 cans of Texas style ranch beans
1 or 2 cans of tomatoes with green chili (Rotel)
1 large can of diced tomatoes.
1 large onion
1 or 2 cans of enchilada sauce. I buy 2 but don't always use 2.
garlic salt
garlic pepper
chili powder
dried chili flakes. All to taste.

Brown the meat and onions with the spices.
Add the beans, Rotel, tomatoes and stir. Add the 1st can of sauce and determine if you have enough sauce. If not add the 2nd can.

Bring to a low boil and then simmer for 1 - 2 hours at a very low heat. Stir occasionaly.

MikeS.



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RE: Pics of my chili - Tue, 02/20/07 9:35 PM
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MikeS.

I saw your chili beans recipe when you first posted the pictures and I wanted to try it. I finally made chili tonight with a lot of emphasis on your recipe (along with some minor tweaks of my own). It really has turned out pretty good. I've gotten out of the practice of cooking and only started again recently.

Many thanks for sharing this with all of us. I appreciate the inspiration.

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RE: Pics of my chili - Thu, 02/22/07 11:42 PM
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I've decided to enter a chili cookoff here in AZ on the 10th of March. Looking for inspiration tonight, and I like the enchilada sauce idea. Great pics Mike, sorry I missed it the first time around!

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RE: Pics of my chili - Sun, 02/25/07 12:57 AM
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MikeS.

I saw your chili beans recipe when you first posted the pictures and I wanted to try it. I finally made chili tonight with a lot of emphasis on your recipe (along with some minor tweaks of my own). It really has turned out pretty good. I've gotten out of the practice of cooking and only started again recently.

Many thanks for sharing this with all of us. I appreciate the inspiration.


Hey you're welcome, glad I could help.

MikeS.

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RE: Pics of my chili - Thu, 04/26/07 1:09 PM
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MIKE, I WILL TRY THE ENCHILADA SAUCE NEXT TIME.

I WILL ADD A CAN OF SLOPPY JOE SAUCE INTO MY CHILI. IT ADDS A LOT OF FLAVOR.