Need a good chili recipe

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?
 

mactastic

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Apr 24, 2003
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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...
 

iSaint

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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.
 

MongoTheGeek

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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
 

bartelby

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Jun 16, 2004
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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.
 

bowens

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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 http://www.clarkspartybarn.com
 

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bartelby

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MongoTheGeek said:
Meatless chili's tend to be hotter.

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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