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Re: trail chili

Postby zelph » Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:36 pm

russb wrote:Chili dehydrates/rehydrates awesome. I just made a chili for a gathering I attended. It was well received as I think most chilis are. It is really hard to screw up chili. I have made all different sorts over the years and tried one traditional chili. It was great IMO, but some people didn't like it, to them it wasn't "chili".

Love to see your recipe though. I'll show you mine if you show me yours.


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Re: trail chili

Postby russb » Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:25 pm

The two recipes I posted each one a chili cookoff at a superbowl party in different years.

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Re: trail chili

Postby sarbar » Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:49 pm

Ooh, years ago when I was vegan I made a chili recipe that had SO much chili powder it was beyond nasty. That was when I started questioning cookbooks. Whoever wrote that recipe had no taste buds I swear. It was so gross!
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Re: trail chili

Postby DarenN » Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:00 pm

russb wrote:chili powder recipe
1 tbs cumin
4 tsp dried oregano
3 tbs paprika
1 tbs sugar
1 tbs kosher salt
1 tsp cayenne pepper


Russb;
i can't thank you enough for the chili powder recipe! it's Awesome!! :mrgreen:
i will never buy chili powder again in my life. not never!
i haven't cooked with it yet but in a dry taste test the store-bought stuff didn't even show up for the race.

i'm off work for two weeks as of........ NOW! there's gonna be a whole lot of cooking goin' on. i've got half a mind (but everybody knows that) to make Turkey chili for Christmas. and turkey chili soup with the leftovers. :mrgreen:

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Re: trail chili

Postby russb » Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:20 pm

Darren, glad you like it. Now you can have some fun tweaking the ratios to your own liking to create your own magic recipe!

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Re: trail chili

Postby DaddyMnM » Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:22 pm

Daren, Russ,
Thanks for those recipes. Several new ideas there for sure. I have a slow cooker on right now with a recipe similar to Daren's. I add a variety of dried chopped red peppers I bought in the Mexican section of a local grocery store. Another twist, my son just asked me not to forget the corn. I add a cup of frozen sweet corn kernels, the sweeter the better. We prefer small white kernels. I know, not standard chili, but the boys like the sweet contrast. We also like to cook a pan of corn bread to go with it. If there are any chili leftovers, I'll try dehydrating.

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Re: trail chili

Postby DarenN » Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:27 am

so yesterday i made up the Texas Strait Chili recipe that was given to me. i don't like them too hot but this one could have used a bit of boost; even for me. that said i think the recipe has enough merit to post it here and those so inclined can spice it up to their own taste.

3lbs cubed chuck beef
1/2 lb(8onuces) double smoked bacon (( :o this stuff ain't cheap!))
2 large onions, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon paprika
water
salt and pepper to taste

dice bacon and fry. remove bacon and set aside.
lightly brown beef in bacon fat. remove beef.
saute onions and garlic in bacon fat.
mix all together. add water to cover.
bring to boil.
set to simmer at least two hours.

i did mine in the slow cooker. and after six hours i decided it was just too watery, so i added a couple tablespoons of cornmeal.
i ate one big bowl and put the rest in the dehydrater. since the topic is "trail chili" i'll bring up a point here. after ten hours at 160*F it wasn't even close to dry. so i flipped it over onto the fine screens i have and took the parchment paper off. it's back in the dehydrater.

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Re: trail chili

Postby Skidsteer » Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:29 pm

Never argue chili with a Texan.

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Re: trail chili

Postby Skidsteer » Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:31 pm

By the way, his "straight chili" recipe is really carne guisada.
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Re: trail chili

Postby DarenN » Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:08 pm

Skidsteer wrote:carne guisada.


i'm gonna look that up! ;)

edit: i beg to differ, if you don't mind. about 30 recipes i looked at showed tomato or tomato sauce, as well as bell peppers.

what's your favorite recipe Skids?

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