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oleyeller
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what do you put in your chili

every year on the first saturday of football season i get up and make a big pot of deer chili to eat on all weekend! Im always looking for something different to add to it, i use all colored bell peppers, onions, garlic, kidney beans, and spices. I know everyone throws different stuff in, just looking for some different options i can add to spice it up!


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re: what do you put in your chili
herschey bar
beer


Darla Hood
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re: what do you put in your chili
I make more than one chili variation.

One of them includes diced mushrooms and black beans, in addition to your previously mentioned peppers, onions, garlic, and kidney beans.

Penzey's Chili 9000 is a great spice blend. I know some don't believe in pre-mixed blends, but I love this one.


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You should probably read this thread.

LINK

I don't make it properly according to the thread even though I like my chili. I made some this past weekend. Always includes semi sweet chocolate and Dos Equis Amber.


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Penzey's Chili 9000


I bought this at your suggestion and forgot to use it this past weekend. Realized it after the fact. I didn't make a huge quantity this time, though, so the time will come!


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oleyeller
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what does the chocolate do? never tried it but heard seeral times to


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I make a vegetarian chili w/ broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, poblano peppers, potatoes, onions and pinto beans. I also throw in several dried chipotle peppers to give it a smokey spicy flavor...remove the peppers before serving. I also have been making my own chilli powder by grinding various dried peppers.


oleyeller
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how much beer to add to a large pot?


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I would use mole instead of Hershey chocolate



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Gris Gris
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what does the chocolate do? never tried it but heard seeral times to


Gives it some depth of flavor. I like a smidgen of a sweet component in mine, as well, but not too much, so I use semi sweet, but Otis swears by the Hershey bar. I did that once and it was fine. A little too much sweet for me. Half Hershey and half semi or unsweetened would be fine for me. The amount depends on how much chili you're making. I add and taste until I hit the magic mark.


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Powerman
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You should probably read this thread.


Not one of my finer moments


dnm3305
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herschey bar
beer


This.
And fresh chilis diced, if no kids then keep seeds. Minced Garlic and fresh tomato. Using cumin, corriander, and ancho chili powders as well is better than the McCormick spice mixes IMHO.
I like yellow hominy as well.
This post was edited on 8/27 at 11:15 am


Gris Gris
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Not one of my finer moments


But muy entertaining, PM. A classic thread and there's good info in it.


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More beer please
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I like to throw just a tad bit of cinnamon in mine. Never thought to use chocolate unless making a mole. And love the dark beer idea


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Rohan2Reed
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I make it pretty different every time. Almost always add beer. Have tried different styles and gotten different results. My biggest tip when cooking chili is to layer your flavors.. building it as you go as opposed to dumping all the ingredients in at once, and also adding additional seasoning a little at a time in 30 minute increments.


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Beer
Chocolate
I sometimes rub my beef short ribs with a coffee spice mix before searing.


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tirebiter
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re: what do you put in your chili
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Penzey's Chili 9000 is a great spice blend


I am a fan of the 9000, good stuff.


pooponsaban
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re: what do you put in your chili
Meat, tomato product and spices.

quote:

Penzey's Chili 9000


Where can I find this in Baton Rouge?


Count Chocula
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Mute point. Other than a certain poster, no one makes chili or gumbo in August.


Zappas Stache
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Miso is nice to add.


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