Need a good chili recipe

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by bowens, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. bowens macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2006
    Trenton, FL
    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


    Apr 24, 2003
    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


    Jun 29, 2006
    There's a really good one at, let me see if I can find it.

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


    May 26, 2004
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
    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


    Sep 13, 2003
    Its not so much where you are as when you are.
    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:

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


    Jun 19, 2006
    Trenton, FL
    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

    Jun 16, 2004
    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


    Jun 19, 2006
    Trenton, FL
    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

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  9. bartelby macrumors Core

    Jun 16, 2004

    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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