Weirdest topping for chili?

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itschilitime
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Weirdest topping for chili? - Thu, 07/12/12 2:36 PM
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Hi all! I am new to this forum and just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Alison and I live in Seattle. I was wondering what some of the weird things people put on chili might be. I always put ranch dressing on top, yum.
 
Alison

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Re:Weirdest topping for chili? - Thu, 07/12/12 2:53 PM
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Welcome to Roadfood itschilitime. Just about the only things I've ever put on chili are chopped onions and grated hard Monterrey jack.

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Re:Weirdest topping for chili? - Thu, 07/12/12 5:13 PM
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itschilitime, Welcome to Roadfood and a big hello from the other side of the mountain. I always had a lot of Chili and Rice in Hawaii. I know in some places they make a Chili Spaghetti. I'll take mine with chopped Walla Walla sweets, some shredded cheddar and hot out of the oven corn bread....take care................pnwc

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Re:Weirdest topping for chili? - Fri, 07/13/12 4:49 AM
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Some people who don't know any better spoon some pinto beans into their chili. I've also seen Jalapenos & sour cream on chili as well as crumbled saltines or oyster crackers. 

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Re:Weirdest topping for chili? - Fri, 07/13/12 7:45 AM
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Cheez Doodles

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Re:Weirdest topping for chili? - Fri, 07/13/12 9:37 AM
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Vidalia onions and the sharpest cheddar I can find

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Re:Weirdest topping for chili? - Fri, 07/13/12 1:00 PM
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sugar.  can't stand the acid from tomatos.

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Re:Weirdest topping for chili? - Fri, 07/13/12 1:06 PM
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Weirdest I know of is Dixie Chili topping a 5-way with fresh chopped garlic and calling it a six way
 
Another local joint (cant recall which one right now) makes their "sixth" topping jalapeno bottlecaps, but I dont think thats quite as odd
 
Nothing really REALLY odd like lutefisk or roofing nails comes to mind
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Re:Weirdest topping for chili? - Fri, 07/13/12 1:18 PM
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Now TJ, this is about actual chili.

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Re:Weirdest topping for chili? - Fri, 07/13/12 1:34 PM
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Black olives......
 

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Re:Weirdest topping for chili? - Fri, 07/13/12 1:52 PM
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Actually, black olives sound interesting

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Re:Weirdest topping for chili? - Fri, 07/13/12 2:03 PM
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I gladly trade some Cheez Doodles for a few black olives.

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Re:Weirdest topping for chili? - Fri, 07/13/12 2:37 PM
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The jalapenos at Mike' Chili Parlor are memorable.
He gets all cranky when you compare his pasta/Chili/beans/onions/cheese/etc. to Cincinnati ...
 
Meanwhile, a lot depends on the chili itself ... always chopped onions ... maybe sour cream ... when in doubt ... more chili.

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Re:Weirdest topping for chili? - Fri, 07/13/12 2:44 PM
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Michael Hoffman

Now TJ, this is about actual chili.
Yes, I agree, absolutely
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Re:Weirdest topping for chili? - Sat, 07/14/12 12:13 PM
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TJ Jackson


Michael Hoffman

Now TJ, this is about actual chili.
Yes, I agree, absolutely




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Re:Weirdest topping for chili? - Sat, 07/14/12 12:28 PM
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Black olives are awesome-along with cheese, onions,sour cream and jalapeno's.

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Re:Weirdest topping for chili? - Sat, 07/14/12 5:10 PM
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I like to put burnt ends on top, not cooked in, I put brisket, bottom round and 81-19 grind in for the meat, I save the burnt ends for serving...this is for me, not served to customers, unless requested, which no one has.

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Re:Weirdest topping for chili? - Thu, 07/19/12 10:19 AM
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Sauerkraut. Like a chili dog with kraut, but without the dog and bun. I'll rinse the sauerkraut so it's not too salty though. Nice tart, crispy bite that goes well with chili, IMHO.

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Re:Weirdest topping for chili? - Thu, 07/19/12 11:43 AM
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TJ Jackson


Another local joint (cant recall which one right now) makes their "sixth" topping jalapeno bottlecaps, but I dont think thats quite as odd


That would be Blue Ash Chili TJ.
 
I guess the weirdest things would be creamy coleslaw and or mustard. Both in the case of the "Works" or "All the way" in Va, WVa and NC.
 
I think Ranch Dressing pairs very well with chilies. It's why you see hot wings served with it.
 
DT