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Mon Apr 27, 2020, 08:33 PM

What non-standard stuff do you put in your chili?

I use Italian sausage, bay leaves, worchestshire sauce, roasted poblanos besides the normal stuff like onions, jalapeŮos, beef, ancho chili powder, etc.

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Reply What non-standard stuff do you put in your chili? (Original post)
brokephibroke Apr 27 OP
htuttle Apr 27 #1
Phoenix61 Apr 27 #2
mr_lebowski Apr 27 #6
Liberal Jesus Freak Apr 27 #3
Major Nikon Apr 27 #4
The Blue Flower Apr 27 #5
htuttle Apr 27 #7
woodsprite Apr 27 #8
JackSabbath Apr 27 #9
consider_this Apr 27 #10
procon Apr 27 #11
Wawannabe Apr 27 #12
Wawannabe Apr 27 #13
OregonBlue Apr 28 #18
Wawannabe Apr 28 #20
OregonBlue May 4 #33
brokephibroke Apr 27 #14
NCjack Apr 27 #15
Staph Apr 27 #16
brokephibroke Apr 28 #17
japple Apr 28 #19
Trailrider1951 Apr 28 #21
brokephibroke Apr 28 #23
The Polack MSgt Apr 28 #22
Worried senior May 4 #34
proud patriot Apr 28 #24
brokephibroke Apr 28 #26
proud patriot Apr 28 #27
brokephibroke Apr 28 #28
proud patriot Apr 28 #29
brokephibroke Apr 28 #30
proud patriot Apr 28 #31
trof Apr 28 #25
Kota Apr 29 #32
Hotler May 5 #35
brokephibroke May 5 #36
ihaveaquestion May 5 #37
brokephibroke May 5 #38
struggle4progress May 5 #39
brokephibroke May 5 #40
struggle4progress May 5 #41
brewens May 6 #42

Response to brokephibroke (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 08:37 PM

1. Cocoa Powder

Just a bit.

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Response to htuttle (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 08:37 PM

2. Beat me to it. nt

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Response to htuttle (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 08:56 PM

6. I've done a small chunk of dark chocolate in the past ... it's good! nt

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Response to brokephibroke (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 08:40 PM

3. A can/bottle of beer.

Whateverís handy. Iím not a beer drinker but I love the flavor in chili!

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Response to brokephibroke (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 08:43 PM

4. First rule of chili

There are no rules of chili

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Response to brokephibroke (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 08:51 PM

5. Coffee

Just a bit.

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Response to The Blue Flower (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 08:58 PM

7. Coffee is an unexpectedly amazing marinade/braising liquid for beef, too

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Response to brokephibroke (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 09:03 PM

8. Beer, chocolate, and cinnamon. nt

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Response to brokephibroke (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 09:23 PM

9. Hot German mustard..

..and sweet potato. It works!

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Response to brokephibroke (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 09:42 PM

10. I think - Vodka and Chocolate.

tried some interesting recipe with those items one - it was pretty good!

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Response to brokephibroke (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 09:56 PM

11. Another like for strong coffee, plus some

pureed tomatillos that are strained to remove the seeds. I also add some masa harina meal to give the chili more body.

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Response to brokephibroke (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 10:04 PM

12. Chocolate

And 1/2 finely crushed tortilla chips at the end of simmer time. Thickens and gives a authentic Mexicali taste (to me). Could use masa but I have tortillas around more than masa.

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Response to brokephibroke (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 10:06 PM

13. I also make a black bean chili

That has sausage, chorizo, onion, canned Rotel tomato, beef broth and lots of fresh cilantro. Amazing topped with sour cream and cheese.

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Response to Wawannabe (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 12:07 AM

18. Sounds delicious. Can't wait to try it.

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Response to OregonBlue (Reply #18)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 12:33 PM

20. Thanks

Use ground cumin instead of chili powder. Didnít say that in orig post.

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Response to Wawannabe (Reply #20)

Mon May 4, 2020, 01:30 PM

33. Got it. Thanks again.

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Response to brokephibroke (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 10:24 PM

14. Lots of great ideas!

I bet alternative proteins like bison or lamb would add another level.

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Response to brokephibroke (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 10:36 PM

15. green, yellow, orange, and red bell peppers.

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Response to brokephibroke (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2020, 11:55 PM

16. Smoked paprika

I like that bit of smoky taste.


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Response to Staph (Reply #16)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 12:05 AM

17. I add chipotle powder

Smokey and kicks up the heat!

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Response to brokephibroke (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 07:53 AM

19. Touch of cocoa, cinnamon, coriander, smoked paprika and, yes, I like pinto beans in mine.

eom

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Response to brokephibroke (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 12:46 PM

21. Dry red wine and some of Bob's Red Mill



I don't eat beef, so instead of ground meat I use Bob's TVP. The trick to using it in chili, pasta sauce, etc. is to make the dish w/o meat, and then add the TVP after simmering for an hour to blend flavors. Add the TVP until desired thickness is obtained and simmer for another 20 or 30 minutes. The TVP is a dried product that absorbs the flavors from the dish and has a texture very similar to ground meat. This stuff has a long shelf life and is good to store in quantity in anticipation of a meat shortage. It's both high in protein and fiber.

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Response to Trailrider1951 (Reply #21)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 02:19 PM

23. TVP is always a good option.

Use on backcountry trips, packs great.

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Response to brokephibroke (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 01:00 PM

22. I admit that occasionally, when i need to feed a lot of people

I will put . . . Beans in chili

There.

I said it.

Now leave me alone in my shame

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #22)

Mon May 4, 2020, 06:12 PM

34. We always put beans in chili.

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Response to brokephibroke (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 06:54 PM

24. crushed and tidbit pineapple

super yummy ..

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Response to proud patriot (Reply #24)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 07:44 PM

26. Interesting.

Do you put pineapple on pizza too?

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Response to brokephibroke (Reply #26)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 08:33 PM

27. I live in Hawaii

I am Pineapple and Avocado powered

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Response to proud patriot (Reply #27)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 09:04 PM

28. Lucky!

I admit to enjoying a Hawaiian pizza once from a joint in pahoa and it rocked.

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Response to brokephibroke (Reply #28)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 09:21 PM

29. it's hard to find a good pizza on the big island

I usually make my own ..

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Response to proud patriot (Reply #29)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 09:39 PM

30. Cafe Pesto still open?

It was decent. The place in pahoa was called AK pizza, but it is long gone.

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Response to brokephibroke (Reply #30)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 11:13 PM

31. looks like it's still open

I'm hardly ever on the Hilo side .. but when I am I eat .

https://www.cafepesto.com/

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Response to brokephibroke (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 07:22 PM

25. Masa

About 1 T masa slurried in a little warm water.
Mixed into the batch at the end it 'tightens' up the chili.

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Response to brokephibroke (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 09:45 AM

32. Mr and Mrs t bloody mary mix.

Cant be just any mix, this adds the flavor and consistency I want.

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Response to brokephibroke (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 09:15 AM

35. Oh, your talking about red chili..........

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Response to Hotler (Reply #35)

Tue May 5, 2020, 09:51 AM

36. Yep. The green is a whole another story.

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Response to brokephibroke (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 04:26 PM

37. I make a vegetarian chili with mostly beans

It's a pretty standard onions, tomatoes and chilis recipe, ans sometimes I add corn too.

Lately I've been adding a tablespoon of miso paste to enrich the flavor and that seems to be the trick which makes it hearty enough for my meataholic hubbie.

I also used to add both black and green olives, and sliced mushrooms. My daughter who lives with us doesn't like any of these, so I don't add them these days.

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Response to ihaveaquestion (Reply #37)

Tue May 5, 2020, 04:48 PM

38. Sounds delicious.

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Response to brokephibroke (Original post)

Tue May 5, 2020, 09:13 PM

39. nopalitos

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #39)

Tue May 5, 2020, 09:22 PM

40. Fresh or canned.

As that is a great idea.

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Response to brokephibroke (Reply #40)

Tue May 5, 2020, 11:21 PM

41. I like the bottled version. Fresh takes a fair amount of cooking IMO

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Response to brokephibroke (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 03:33 PM

42. Dry mustard. n/t

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