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evegpt

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Merlot in chilli Thu, 12/13/07 10:30 PM (permalink)
I just bought a few bottles of Merlot wine and I was wondering if anyone has ever tried it in chilli...I bought it for a pot roast but I need other ways to use it and since some put beer in chilli,,,I was wondering if it would taste good with wine....
 
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    Michael Hoffman

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    RE: Merlot in chilli Thu, 12/13/07 10:54 PM (permalink)
    Well, it doesn't even taste good without chili, but I can't imagine adding wine to chili in the first place.
     
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      evegpt

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      RE: Merlot in chilli Thu, 12/13/07 11:03 PM (permalink)
      quote:
      Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

      Well, it doesn't even taste good without chili, but I can't imagine adding wine to chili in the first place.



      Uh-oh.....I have never tasted it before.....someone told me it was a good wine to cook with....thanks for your answer. I read a recipe where it called for a wine in chili...I'll try anything once,,but if it taste bad to drink then I don't want to cook with it either...
       
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        Michael Hoffman

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        RE: Merlot in chilli Thu, 12/13/07 11:06 PM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by evegpt

        quote:
        Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

        Well, it doesn't even taste good without chili, but I can't imagine adding wine to chili in the first place.



        Uh-oh.....I have never tasted it before.....someone told me it was a good wine to cook with....thanks for your answer. I read a recipe where it called for a wine in chili...I'll try anything once,,but if it taste bad to drink then I don't want to cook with it either...


        No, no. Many people love to drink merlot. I just happen not to be one of them. That's my taste. I do find the idea of wine in chili to be quite strange. But, when it comes to cooking with wine one should never cook with one he or she wouldn't enjoy drinking.
         
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          evegpt

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          RE: Merlot in chilli Thu, 12/13/07 11:09 PM (permalink)
          Here is the recipe that made me think about trying it....

          http://www.drinkwine.com/wine_buzz/articles/chili.html


           
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            Michael Hoffman

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            RE: Merlot in chilli Thu, 12/13/07 11:25 PM (permalink)
            That's an interesting recipe.
             
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              Michael Hoffman

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              RE: Merlot in chilli Thu, 12/13/07 11:33 PM (permalink)
              By the way, welcome to Roadfood.
               
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                evegpt

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                RE: Merlot in chilli Thu, 12/13/07 11:42 PM (permalink)
                e
                quote:
                Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

                By the way, welcome to Roadfood.


                Thanks, Michael. I don't join many groups but this one seems like it will not only be fun, but I might learn something about cooking..I am just a so-so cook,,,nothing fancy.

                My DH quit smoking three months ago and took up cooking....He has always grilled and smoked,,but now he has moved inside and started making tamales and jerky and buying all these spices and peppers and things,,,got me interested in trying some new things....cooking with wine, was something I had never tried, except in pot roast, but you are no doubt right about the chili with wine. It might be best to leave that one along.
                 
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                  jmckee

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                  RE: Merlot in chilli Fri, 12/14/07 9:04 AM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

                  Well, it doesn't even taste good without chili, but I can't imagine adding wine to chili in the first place.


                  My mom's chili recipe called for a cup of dry red wine. It works for me. I make other chilis too, though....
                   
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                    Big_g

                    RE: Merlot in chilli Fri, 12/14/07 9:24 AM (permalink)
                    Try this one...it works..I'll usually add a chub of spicy sausage to it.


                    Pedernales River Chili

                    4 pounds coarsely ground beef (chili-grind) or 3/8" cubed beef
                    1 large chopped onion
                    2 cloves garlic, minced
                    1 teaspoon dried oregano
                    1 teaspoon ground cumin
                    6 teaspoons chili powder
                    2 (16-ounce) cans tomatoes
                    Salt to taste
                    2 cups hot water

                    In a large frying pan, brown meat with onion and garlic until meat is lightly browned; transfer ingredients to a large kettle.

                    Add oregano, cumin, chili powder, tomatoes, salt, and hot water. Bring just to a boil; lower heat and simmer, covered, for approximately 1 hour. Remove from heat. Skim off grease and serve.

                    Serves 12.






                     
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                      roossy90

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                      RE: Merlot in chilli Fri, 12/14/07 3:03 PM (permalink)
                      I drink Merlot(lots), but there in NO way I would put it in my chili.

                      My chili is just too good!
                       
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                        PapaJoe8

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                        RE: Merlot in chilli Mon, 12/17/07 3:41 PM (permalink)
                        I have tried many kinds of red wine in chili, but used in moderation. None went uneaten.

                        Sangria is maybe my fav wine in chili? It also goes good on the side. Maybe that cauld be called "Spanish Chili"?
                        Joe
                         
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                          fabulousoyster

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                          RE: Merlot in chilli Tue, 12/18/07 2:48 PM (permalink)
                          I booze my chili up with tequila, bourbon and beer, but never wine.
                           
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                            Chiliman

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                            RE: Merlot in chilli Fri, 12/21/07 4:04 PM (permalink)
                            I find that if you put beer, wine or other boozes in the chili, it just leaves less for you to consume personally. I have been making chili for about 10 years and have a bountiful cabinet of trophies for my efforts, and it only started when I stopped putting beer in the pot, go fig.
                             
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                              CookieMonster84

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                              RE: Merlot in chilli Fri, 12/21/07 5:27 PM (permalink)
                              Hah, I'm with Chiliman. Chili is meant to be eaten with a beverage, I don't believe you should toss one into it.
                               
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                                salindgren

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                                RE: Merlot in chilli Sun, 01/6/08 3:15 PM (permalink)
                                Well, I would agree with most folks here, avoid adding booze to chili. Years ago, a friend started dumping Dos Equis in his chili, and I did not like it. Of course, I don't like beer to begin with. But I would have no problem drinking a glass or two of any red wine along-side a nice bowl of chili. Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet, even a nice light Beaujolais could be good. Probably there are plenty of Italian wines to consider, too. I'm no expert on wine, but yes, the aromatic qualities in a red might compliment the chili's qualities... I know that beer's effervescence cleans the palate; I just don't like beer!
                                -Scott Lindgren
                                 
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