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your best kickass chili recipe

Fulcannelli

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just cooking a chilli and wanted to know everyones best recipe

I normally cook it in two pans, one for meet (pork and beef mince) onions, tomatoes etc.. and the other for the onion,celery, carrot base with beef stock and beer.

apart from cummin and coriander does anyone have any other secrets to the best chilli.
 

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Instead of chili powder from the bottle found on the supermarket shelves, I use ground New Mexican chile peppers which is found in specialty markets or the gourmet aisle of larger supermarkets. It has almost the same granularity as the bottled powder but is much more flavorful. I also brown the ground chile pepepers in the pan with the other spices to release more flavor.

My chili tastes best with a really really cold beer....like a Dos Equis.
 

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Throw a dash of dark chocolate or chocolate powder in your chili. It gives it a subtle... something. something goooooood

I serve with a bit of cheddar cheese on top and a dollop of sour cream

Or with a hot dog below

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This thread is VERY relevant to my interests.
Where are the recipes?
 

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Originally Posted by Fulcannelli
just cooking a chilli and wanted to know everyones best recipe

I normally cook it in two pans, one for meet (pork and beef mince) onions, tomatoes etc.. and the other for the onion,celery, carrot base with beef stock and beer.

apart from cummin and coriander does anyone have any other secrets to the best chilli.


You can spell coriander but not meat?
 

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Firstly, ground chiles are not chili powder. Notice the difference in spelling. Without the cumin and paprika it doesn't taste right.

Secondly, ground spices don't really brown, they burn.
 

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I read an article a few years back that recomends adding a sardine to the mix. sort of adds a subtle salty meaty flavor. Can't say I've tried it but sounds interesting... food for thought.
 

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Get an assortment of dried peppers (anchos, anaheims, pequin, etc), brown them in a skillet over medium heat, soak them, remove stems and some of the seeds, puree them with some of the soaking water, use that as your flavor base. Use chipotles sparingly, or not at all, they overwhelm the flavor of the other chiles. Use Mexican oregano, its not the same as regular oregano. If you use tomatoes, buy Rotel brand. If you use canned beans, use the jalapeno Ranch Style brand beans, but drain and rinse them as their sauce will dominate the flavor of your chili, add them just long enough before serving to heat them up. Agree with comment above, add a small amount of unsweetened cocoa powder about an hour before the chili is finished, you can also use brown sugar in a pinch. Add about a tbsp of fresh lime juice 1/2 hour before serving, it cuts any greasiness and brightens the flavor of the chiles you used. Top with raw red onions and sharp cheddar cheese, to eat it the old school Texas way, serve it with saltines, not tortilla chips.
 

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Originally Posted by Master-Classter
I read an article a few years back that recomends adding a sardine to the mix. sort of adds a subtle salty meaty flavor. Can't say I've tried it but sounds interesting... food for thought.

Chili is pretty full of umami to to begin with, but a sardine, or probably better an anchovy, couldn't hurt.
 

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Originally Posted by saint
Chili is pretty full of umami to to begin with, but a sardine, or probably better an anchovy, couldn't hurt.

Yeah, my bad. I meant Anchovy
 

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Originally Posted by gnatty8
You can spell coriander but not meat?


LOL, sorry I dont cook without drinking and so my undying reverence to the english language is the first to go, I do wake up sobbing, haunted by the dispicable spelling mistakes I have made in my past if this is any concelation and quells your hatred.

I can only ask your forgiveness, pray for me as I can never forgive myself for this outrage.
 

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Originally Posted by Fulcannelli
LOL, sorry I dont cook without drinking and so my undying reverence to the english language is the first to go, I do wake up sobbing, haunted by the dispicable spelling mistakes I have made in my past if this is any concelation and quells your hatred.

I can only ask your forgiveness, pray for me as I can never forgive myself for this outrage.




OK, I will pray as requested, naughty naughty rascal..
 

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Originally Posted by Fulcannelli
LOL, sorry I dont cook without drinking and so my undying reverence to the english language is the first to go, I do wake up sobbing, haunted by the dispicable spelling mistakes I have made in my past if this is any concelation and quells your hatred.

I can only ask your forgiveness, pray for me as I can never forgive myself for this outrage.


I think you meant "consolation" and "despicable". Cut back on the cooking. It will be ok.
 

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I decided I'd make some chile con carne today.

I don't really have a formal recipe, but here are the basics:

beef stew meat
chipotle chiles
ancho chiles
green bell pepper
onion
can of crushed tomatoes
cumin
allspice
chicken bouillon cube
lime juice

So far so good. The chiles are giving it a nice smoky flavor. I'll serve it over rice, add some cheese on top, and have a slice of avocado with it.
 

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^ Sounds great.

I haven't made chili in months but really like this step mentioned by a previous poster:
Originally Posted by saint
Get an assortment of dried peppers (anchos, anaheims, pequin, etc), brown them in a skillet over medium heat, soak them, remove stems and some of the seeds, puree them with some of the soaking water, use that as your flavor base.
 

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