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Old 12-06-2005, 01:35 PM   #41
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Chilli without beans is a sloppy joe minus the bun.*


If that is what you think...you have never had REAL chilie.

My mother used to make this "stuff" she called chilie but is was more like tomato soup with ground beef....like Sloppy Joes. Yuck!
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Re: Real Chili: Beans or No Beans
Old 12-06-2005, 01:40 PM   #42
 
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MJ, that is pretty well Chili North of the Border, although I add some Sherry to the mix as well as Sweet Basil, Cayenne pepper, plus usual suspects.

In our little community we have a Chili Cook Off, last year Road Kill won, no one is sure what went into it , but there were less dead Racoons at the side of the highway.
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Old 12-06-2005, 01:49 PM   #43
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Re: Real Chili: Beans or No Beans

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Real Texas chili doesn't include either beans or tomatoes.

Beef -preferably chuck, onions, garlic, chiles, oregano, cumin, and possibly a dash of coriander and a bay leaf. Anything else is an adulterant.

People put pinapple on pizza, but that doesn't mean that pinapple is an ingrediant of pizza. It just means someone doesn't know how to make the dish.

Same with chili.

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I have to agree with you! My FIL lived in Texas and he taught me how to make chili back in the 60's. He never put beans in his chili. It was always all meat! To this day, we still make it that way!

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Old 12-06-2005, 02:19 PM   #44
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One important ingredient of chili powder is cumin...
I got the cumin, and also one or two other spices which I don't recall off the top of my head. I basically followed Joy of Cooking's recipe for making your own chili powder. Maybe I need to dry the chiles for longer.

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Old 12-06-2005, 07:25 PM   #45
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More importantly, has anybody else experimented much with making your own chili powder? I've tried several times now, using some ancho and pasilla chiles with a single habanero. After blending it to dust it always smells heavenly, but that great smell never really translates into the actual stew. What am I doing wrong?
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Rural Norteņos (and this gringo) usually use the chiles whole. Soak in water overnight. Change water (at this point I switch to beef stock) and simmer for a couple hours with salt. Then put through a sieve. This paste is your chili base. The rest is however you like to do it. If you do this, you will want to buy your chiles in a Mecican grocery, because they are quite expensive in supermarkets. You want enough mild to medium chiles (New Mexico, Ancho, California) to make a base, since you may not want to use an inauthentic ingrediant like tomato sauce. Then a little habnero, some fresh roasted serranos and jalapeņos can give whatever flavor and hotness you want. A useful trick- if you get it hotter than you want, add a bit of extra ground cumin. Somehow it offsets the heat.

A shortcut is bags of ground mild chiles sold in many Mexican groceries. Not as good though, IMO.

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Then a little habnero...
Vary darned little unless you particularly enjoy the sensation of a live charcoal briquette in your mouth.

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Vary darned little unless you particularly enjoy the sensation of a live charcoal briquette in your mouth.

I am surprised a this sentiment Seņor REWahoo. My Thanksgiving relish featured habaneros. All the pleasure of thee M part of S&M, with no need to find a woman.

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I had large Thai salad that was so hot (phet mak mak) that besides my mouth feeling the "warm glow" of the crushed peppers, I felt something was on my chin even though I kept wiping "it" with a napkin. So when I got back to my room and looked in the mirrow, I saw temporary mild inflamation around my chin where the juices had dripped down from my mouth. I got to watch how I eat that stuff.

Wow, that's what I call a "spiiiicy meatball".

No complaints though.

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