Chili! Chili! Chili!

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Chili! Chili! Chili!
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Thu, 01-05-2012 - 11:50am

Post your favorite chili recipes below!

Avatar for elc11
Community Leader
Registered: 06-16-1998
Thu, 01-05-2012 - 12:00pm

I'll start, with a decidedly untraditional chili that is as delicious as it is unusual. Notice that it is completely meatless.

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/01/eat-for-eight-bucks-black-bean-and-sweet-potato-chili-recipe.html

I typically use red bell peppers instead of one yellow and one orange, to cut down the cost. It doesn't affect the flavor or appearance IMO.

Avatar for suzyk2118
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Registered: 07-30-1997
Thu, 01-05-2012 - 12:27pm
This is the one I've always made:

1 packet regular chili seasoning
1 packet mild chili seasoning
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 pounds ground beef, at least 80/20
28 oz canned chopped tomaotes with sauce
1 can pinto beans
1 can kidney beans
tomato paste for thickening as desired

Brown and drain beef, I usually add the onion and pepper while I'm browning to saute a bit. Add beans (your choice on draining; the liquid can be a good thickener so I have then skipped the tomato paste), tomatoes and seasoning packets. If possible, simmer for an hour or more to have the tomatoes and beans break down a bit.

Then I serve with shredded cheddar and sour cream; oyster crackers optional.

Sue
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Registered: 12-03-1999
Thu, 01-05-2012 - 3:57pm

Here's mine-- I admit it's a bit more complicated than some, but it's SOOO good, especially the second day.

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Registered: 04-29-2000
Thu, 01-05-2012 - 4:39pm

Elspeth, what is adobo sauce?

Avatar for suzyk2118
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Registered: 07-30-1997
Fri, 01-06-2012 - 9:06am
Come visit - we're a couple miles from a Penzey's - great place! (the adobo I have is a dry spice that's kinda spicy/smoky in flavor - great on burgers too)

http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/p-penzeysadobo.html
Avatar for shirley_v
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Registered: 04-29-2000
Sat, 01-07-2012 - 1:13pm

Hey, thanks for the invite!