Need a good chili recipe

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  1. bowens macrumors 6502a

    bowens

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    I'm going to a halloween party/chili cookoff tomorrow night and I need a good chili recipe. I like things a little bit spicy but it doesn't matter, I can eat it either way. So does anybody have a "knock your socks off" chili recipe?
     
  2. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    I've got two. One is a chile con carne with chunks of meat and some dried southwestern peppers, the other is a ground beef with kidney beans and tomato style. Both are pretty spicy. IIRC, the ground beef one has a variation that uses black beans and bacon...
     
  3. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    There's a really good one at allrecipies.com, let me see if I can find it.

    edit - Ok, this one and this one are really good!
     
  4. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Adding some Chili Hot Beans to your Kidney Beans is a good idea. Just the right amount of chili powder is key. Not too hot, but a little bite to it is good.

    Also, we've been eating ground turkey for years. Less fat and less filling.
     
  5. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Cheaters Chili
    1 Family size salsa jar (I use chi-chi's. Pace works well too)
    2 large cans Kidney beans

    Combine and simmer for 1-3 hours. (ie dump everything in a crock pot)

    I made a really great pumpkin chili once can't remember what all went into it.

    Meatless chili's tend to be hotter.

    The recipe here: http://www.cookingcache.com/poultry/thesoupnazismexicanchickenchili.shtml

    I've used before and works well
     
  6. bowens thread starter macrumors 6502a

    bowens

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    Thanks for the ideas. I tried a Cajun Chili that I found on the internet and it turned out really good. I got 3rd place in the chili cook-off.
     
  7. bartelby macrumors Core

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    In a large pan fry off a chopped onion and chopped garlic, chuck in some dried chili flakes and hot chili powered. Add minced beef as this is cooking add Oregano and 5 - 6 finely chopped birds eye chilies. When the meat is cooked add chopped tomotoes, red kidney beans and tomatoe puree and allow to cook down (30 - 40 minutes). Then add a few squares of good quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids minimum).

    The quantities of ingredients I use are:

    700g minced beef
    1 large red onion
    2 large cloves garlic
    2 tablespoons chili flakes
    1 tablespoon oregano
    70g hot chili powder
    2 cans of chopped tomatoes
    1 can kidney beans
    5 - 6 chopped fresh birds eye chilies
    2 tablespoons tomato puree
    6 squares of Green & Blacks organic dark chocolate.
     
  8. bowens thread starter macrumors 6502a

    bowens

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    I thought you guys might like to see a couple pictures of my Halloween costume from the party/chili cook-off. If you can't tell, I went as Napoleon Dynamite. The second picture is me getting my award for the chili cook-off and the third is a dance-off between me and another guy who came as Napoleon.

    Images from www.clarkspartybarn.com
     

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  9. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Depends on how much and what type of chilies you use surely!?
    I know you have to compensate for the fact that capsaicin is soluble in fats.
     

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