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scrumptiouschef

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Re:The Rules Of Texas Red Chili Wed, 09/26/12 6:16 PM (permalink)
"Chili concocted outside of Texas is usually a weak, apologetic imitation of the real thing. One of the first things I do when I get home to Texas is to have a bowl of red. There is simply nothing better."
Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States
 
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    ann peeples

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    Re:The Rules Of Texas Red Chili Wed, 09/26/12 9:12 PM (permalink)
    Love it, chef!
     
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      Twinwillow

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      Re:The Rules Of Texas Red Chili Wed, 09/26/12 10:32 PM (permalink)
      And, I'm sure there were no beans in LBJ's chili!
       
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        Mosca

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        Re:The Rules Of Texas Red Chili Sun, 09/30/12 1:37 PM (permalink)
        There's a nice chili guide on Deadspin: How to cook chili: a guide for people who aren't anti-bean zealots or elitist scum

        The tl;dr version: Relax, just make some chili however you want to.

        The "WTH?" version: He slams Cincinnati chili. Which makes no sense.

        I'm making chili today. I have no idea what's going in it, but it will be mild, and probably have some beans.
         
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          kevincad

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          Re:The Rules Of Texas Red Chili Sun, 09/30/12 1:45 PM (permalink)
           
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            scrumptiouschef

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            Re:The Rules Of Texas Red Chili Thu, 01/3/13 2:15 PM (permalink)
            http://www.scrumptiousche...The-Rules-of-Texas-Red
             
            Found a source for wild Texas antelope: Broken Arrow Ranch, getting a packet from them next week and will be making a Texas Red with antelope instead of beef. Will report back.
             
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              Re:The Rules Of Texas Red Chili Thu, 01/3/13 4:07 PM (permalink)
              No beans in Texas chili, but the  International Chili Society, World Chili Champions recipes 1967 - 2012 did allow these ingredients. (from chilicookoff . com).
               
              I wonder if LBJ would allow these things in his chili?
               
              Championship chili and they use store-bought chili mixes, MSG, Accent, dried bouillon cubes, artificial thickeners?

              What kind of championship cook is that? Lance Armstrong's of chili ;-)
               
              Some of the World Chili Champions recipes 1967 - 2012 weird ingredients.
               
              2012 Sunsweet Pitted Prunes
              2011 Chicken Bouillon Cubes, Corn Starch
              2010 Happy Trails Chili Seasoning mix (what's in that?)
              2009 Sazon goya seasoning, arrow root
              2007 MSG
              2004 V-8 Juice, MSG, arrowroot
              2003 Accent
              2002 MSG
              2001 Accent
              2000 Arrowroot
              1998 MSG, Beef granules, Chicken granules 
              1997 Meat tenderizer 
              1993 MSG
              1992 Snap-E-Tom 
              1990 chicken bouillon granules, beef bouillon granules
              1983 MSG 
              1982 MSG
              1981 bouillon cube
              1980 MSG 
              1979 MSG 
              1975 Chilli Man Chilli Mix
              1970 package of 2 Alarm Chili Ingredients
              <message edited by Antilope on Thu, 01/3/13 4:33 PM>
               
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                CCinNJ

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                Re:The Rules Of Texas Red Chili Thu, 01/3/13 4:09 PM (permalink)
                I want to enter this year!!!
                 
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                  Twinwillow

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                  Re:The Rules Of Texas Red Chili Thu, 01/3/13 6:23 PM (permalink)
                  CCinNJ


                  I want to enter this year!!!

                  Yay! Chili with Italian sausage!
                   
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                    CCinNJ

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                    Re:The Rules Of Texas Red Chili Thu, 01/3/13 6:27 PM (permalink)
                    Banana peppers will win the trophy!!!
                     
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                      Antilope

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                      Re:The Rules Of Texas Red Chili Fri, 01/4/13 4:28 PM (permalink)
                      What about blending or mashing black beans and adding them to the chili to add an earthy note and a thickener? The beans in that case would be a flavoring ingredient and for texture rather than a filler. 
                      <message edited by Antilope on Fri, 01/4/13 4:29 PM>
                       
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                        Re:The Rules Of Texas Red Chili Fri, 01/4/13 5:04 PM (permalink)
                        It's still beans.
                         
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                          scrumptiouschef

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                          Re:The Rules Of Texas Red Chili Sun, 01/27/13 2:10 PM (permalink)
                          About to head to the big chili cookoff here in Austin, will report back.
                           
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                            scrumptiouschef

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                            Re:The Rules Of Texas Red Chili Wed, 09/4/13 10:58 PM (permalink)
                            Hell, even LBJ put tomatoes in his chili
                             
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                              Re:The Rules Of Texas Red Chili Thu, 09/5/13 3:42 PM (permalink)
                              Here's something I wrote the other day about the ICS sanctioned chili cook off at the Queen Mary in Long Beach. I had some great chili and met some fantastic people. 
                               
                              Antilope, the Sunsweet prunes may sound weird, but I had a chance to talk with Bob Plager, the ICS Chili World Champion for 2012. Bob, as current reigning champion, told me that the prunes are an important part of his chili, imparting just a touch of sweetness as well as a nice sheen to his sauce. To me, if it works and produces awesome world-class chili, I'm all for it!

                               
                              That's Bob bringing his chili to the judge's table. 
                               
                              Here's Clark McGee, of On the Road chili, getting ready to take his Homestyle Chili to the judges.
                               

                               
                              This is what it's all about!

                               
                              Charlie Blosfield, the Grand Prize winner of the traditional red category, with Carol Hancock, CEO of the International Chili Society. Charlie's got his check and his award in his hand.

                               
                              It was very interesting chatting with Carol, who before she took over the ICS was the 1985 World Champion. She obviously knows chili! She told me some interesting things about the history of chili and the people like Francis X. Tolbert and Carrol Shelby who pioneered the popularity of chili and originated the major chili cook offs. I could tell she was really passionate about what she does. This event and the people I met not only upped my knowledge of chili competitions, but brought me into seeing that for them, it's not just a food, but a passion and lifestyle. And even though the rules are strict in the traditional categories of red and green chili, these cooks are constantly working to improve their chili so it can stand out. I met several of the world champions as well as the up and coming cooks and old timers, with a constant being that the other cooks are so good that they are constantly doing small changes to improve the chili and make it "jump out" to the judges, but also that since the other cooks are so good, everyone wins partially because of a good dose of luck that day. I definitely ate some awesome chili that day!
                               
                              <message edited by EdSails on Thu, 09/5/13 4:23 PM>
                               
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                                scrumptiouschef

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                                Re:The Rules Of Texas Red Chili Fri, 09/6/13 12:20 AM (permalink)
                                In California they put prunes in their chili. Sounds about right.
                                 
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                                  Re:The Rules Of Texas Red Chili Fri, 09/6/13 12:15 PM (permalink)
                                  scrumptiouschef


                                  In California they put prunes in their chili. Sounds about right.

                                   
                                  Actually, he's originally from Texas, now from Colorado, was Texas State Champion at Terlingua, TX  twice, as well as winning more overall championships there. As the current ICS World Champion, I think even Texas likes the prunes!
                                   
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                                    1bbqboy

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                                    Re:The Rules Of Texas Red Chili Fri, 09/6/13 10:21 PM (permalink)
                                    prunes should be the signature fruit of roadfood.
                                     
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                                      scrumptiouschef

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                                      Re:The Rules Of Texas Red Chili Fri, 10/18/13 2:13 PM (permalink)
                                      Who's knocking out a big kettle of Texas Red this weekend?
                                       
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                                        Re:The Rules Of Texas Red Chili Fri, 10/18/13 5:50 PM (permalink)
                                        scrumptiouschef


                                        Who's knocking out a big kettle of Texas Red this weekend?

                                        Me, also read the Soup thread, Chef!
                                         
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                                          Twinwillow

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                                          Re:The Rules Of Texas Red Chili Fri, 10/18/13 7:19 PM (permalink)
                                          1bbqboy


                                          prunes should be the signature fruit of roadfood.

                                           
                                          Maybe prunes should have their own topic heading in the forum section.
                                           
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