101Combat Vet said:This is one food I am very ashamed of saying I have never messed with I am very interested in the best chili recipe out there. And for the crazy WI people if your recipe calls for noodles please leave that part out :wink:
Dan Burwell said:I love chili!
As for beans, and the Texas guys will certainly chime in on this I.... I like them (probably because I am cheap and using beans makes a bigger batch for less dough)
Morgan Walker said:[quote name='chilewhat'][quote name='csprick']
Yep, ain't no beans in REAL chili! :wink:
Josh M. said:4lbs of meat...I usually use 2 lbs of ground beef, and then 2 lbs of cubed stew meat less that 1" square (beef or venison) the different textures of the ground and cubed meats add to the quality of the finished product...you can make chili out of anything that had hair on it when it was alive - if it had feathers, scales, or slick skin...then it AIN'T chili fixins.
4 chopped medium onions
1 clove garlic
4 heaping Tbsp of Chili powder
1 chopped green pepper
1 tsp celery seed
1 pinch allspice
1 small can tomato paste
1 large jar of your favorite salsa
4 30oz cans of diced tomatoes
2 30oz cans of stewed tomatoes
2 30oz cans of tomatoe sauce
1 partial jar of jalepeno slices (to taste...I find that between one and two slices per quart of chili works out about right...this receipe usually yields about 15 qts...ymmv)
A few small cans of chili beans and kidney beans (I'd skip these for myself, but my wife likes them in, and they don't hurt anything...I just don't think that they add anything except gas)
A bit of brown suger
Salt to taste.
Water as needed.
Brown the meat, onions and garlic in a special chili pot. If you don't have a chili pot...buy one. In case you are stupid, a chili pot is always cast iron.
Add the other stuff.
Simmer for about 4 hours and add water as needed to keep it chili-like. Salt it until it tastes real good. Best results will be found by cooling the pot overnight, and reheating the next day.
Enjoy! - Josh M.
Josh M. said:If you follow the recipe it should feed two people comfortably for about a week.
YMMV - JM.