Need a good chili recipe

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~44~
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Need a good chili recipe

Post by ~44~ » Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:36 pm

I've never cooked chili in my life and I entered a chili cook off this weekend.

I'm lost??

So far i've searched the net for a few good Crockpot recipes but they are unproven.

Help a fellow OC Connect message board friend out....

Thanks in advance
Hi

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Re: Need a good chili recipe

Post by SoMelo » Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:45 pm

~44~ wrote:I've never cooked chili in my life and I entered a chili cook off this weekend.

I'm lost??

So far i've searched the net for a few good Crockpot recipes but they are unproven.

Help a fellow OC Connect message board friend out....

Thanks in advance
I have a really good white chili recipe I can send you when I get home (use chicken breast and white beans) :thumbsup:

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Re: Need a good chili recipe

Post by Parrotpaul » Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:02 pm

~44~ wrote:I've never cooked chili in my life and I entered a chili cook off this weekend.

I'm lost??
Have you lost your mind? Why would you do that?

But...good luck...you might even win.
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Re: Need a good chili recipe

Post by THe Nug » Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:05 pm

~44~ wrote:I've never cooked chili in my life and I entered a chili cook off this weekend.

I'm lost??

So far i've searched the net for a few good Crockpot recipes but they are unproven.

Help a fellow OC Connect message board friend out....

Thanks in advance
I have a recipe for Dolphin Chili.

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Re: Need a good chili recipe

Post by ~44~ » Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:22 pm

SoMelo wrote: I have a really good white chili recipe I can send you when I get home (use chicken breast and white beans) :thumbsup:
White chili?
sounds interesting..
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Re: Need a good chili recipe

Post by SoMelo » Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:14 pm

~44~ wrote:
White chili?
sounds interesting..
Ingredients
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
2 4-ounce cans chopped green chiles
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8-1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 15-ounce cans great northern beans, rinsed
4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
4 cups diced cooked skinless turkey, or chicken
2 tablespoons cider vinegar

Preparation
Heat oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in chiles, oregano, cumin and cayenne. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Stir in beans and broth; bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Add turkey (or chicken) and vinegar; cook for 5 minutes more.

I've also thrown it in a crockpot on low when I had to prepare it in advance...

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Re: Need a good chili recipe

Post by GOODave » Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:54 am

All I've got are tips for you: My recipe is hodge-podge and has never been written down:
  • ANY recipe you use, reduce the liquid by a half cup and replace it with a half cup of beer (drink the rest of the beer);
  • Ground Turkey Sausage is every bit as good as pork sausage but not nearly as greasy;
  • Always use beans AND meat in your chili. If you crock it, put the beans in at the end...say for only the last hour of cooking;
  • Regardless of how you prepare it, cook it up the day before and let it rest in the 'fridge overnight: Heat it up on low, stirring regularly;
  • fine-chopped red onions, shredded cheddar, and saltines are the only condiments needed for chili;
  • Taste as you go: Cumin and Cayenne, in particular, are subjective tastes...and aging the chili (cooking the day before and letting it rest) only enhances the spices;
  • If you've got a really sophisticated chili audience, try using a game animal (venison, as an example) as your meat. Definitely sets your chili apart from the others: OF course, cook all the meat BEFORE you combine it into the crock..

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