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Lookin' for a great chili recipe! - SmokinJoe - 12-28-2007 12:57 PM

With the weather the way it is, chili is sure sounding good!

I'm trying to make a little more room in my freezer, so I'm thawing out a good-sized buffalo chuck roast and thought it might make some great chili. I also have some dried pintos that I've been wanting to do something with. I don't necessarily have to put them in the chili, though...

Any thoughts?

Re: Lookin' for a great chili recipe! - Gene - 12-28-2007 03:00 PM

Yum, bison chili, sounds good. The book "A Bowl of Red" should have info on that subject. Use the beans in the wrist rocket for the neighbors cats/dogs. Or any thing off the net. You have a p m also.

Re: Lookin' for a great chili recipe! - no1plumber - 12-28-2007 05:58 PM

My wife has a great Receipe for Dryed pintos and a Great Receipe for Chili
They are as follows.....
Annessa's Baked Beans
1lb. Pinto Beans
1/2 cup choppen onion
1 1/2 cups Ketchup
1 cup Brown sugar
2 Tbsp Yellow Mustard
6 slices bacon
3 cloves garlic
3/4 cup molasses
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tsp chili powder

Soak beans overnight. Drain. cook beans 1-2 hours or until soft. Drain. cook bacon and crumble. cook onion and garlic in bacon grease. Mix together ketchup, molasses, sugar, worcestershire sauce, mustard and chili powder. Add onions, garlic, bacon and beans. Put in 9x 13 inch pan and bake at 350 for 1 hour.
I like to smoke them in my smoker for 1/2 to 1 hour also.

1 lb Beef
1 med onion
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 can (30 oz) tomatoes (crushed)
2 30oz cans chili beans
2 8oz cans tomatoe sauce
1 Tbsp Chili powder (or to taste)
1/2 tsp Cumin
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Cook Beef onion and garlic in large pan over medium heat. Cook until onion is tender and meat is no longer pink. Drain fat and add remaining ingredients and bring to boil. Cover and reduce heat and simmer for 45 Min Stirring frequently. To improve flavor let the chili simmer longer.
As before I like to smoke it in my smoker but that is a lot easier to do when your a pellet pooper.

My wife says that these recipes are top secret so don't post them on the web. :shock: Oops

Re: Lookin' for a great chili recipe! - Gene - 12-28-2007 07:14 PM

What :?: :?: :?: Beans in chili :?: :?: T.O.B.A.L. :?

Re: Lookin' for a great chili recipe! - BBQUte - 12-28-2007 09:50 PM

HERE'S ONE!!! It won me $500.00 !!


1 lb. Smoked Bacon (diced)
2-3 lb. Pork Shoulder Roast (Coarse grind or chop)
6-8 lb. Beef Chuck or Brisket (1/2” cube)
3 Large Yellow onions (diced)
1 Red Bell pepper (diced)
2 Green Bell peppers (diced)
3-4 Jalapeno peppers (diced)
2-3 Serrano peppers (diced)
1-2 Habenero peppers (diced)
8-10 Cloves of Garlic
2 Cups Red chili paste
2 Dried Pablano/Ancho chilies (softened in hot water)
2 tsp Chipolte pepper
3-8oz. Cans Tomato Sauce
20 oz. Chicken Stock
1 Bottle Corona beer
2 Tbsp. New Mexico chili powder
4 Tbsp. California chili powder
4 Tbsp. Gebharts chili powder
4 Tbsp. Cumin powder
Peanut oil
Salt & Pepper
Tabasco sauce

Cook Bacon until crisp, Remove from pot
Add Peanut oil to bacon fat Brown meats in small batches. Set aside.
Sauté Onions, peppers, and garlic in oil until onion is clear Add chili paste, Dried chilies, Tomato sauce, Stock and beer. Stir well add ½ of dried spices. Simmer on low heat until meat is tender. Add water if necessary. Add Remaining spices. Simmer 45-50 minutes more. Adjust seasonings, add lime juice, Serve.

Winner Stateline Hotel and Casino Cookoff 2000

Re: Lookin' for a great chili recipe! - Pegleg - 12-28-2007 10:52 PM

I pulled out a recipe this morning because I'm having a hankering for chili also, the one lilsted below is basic but we like it. We bought a pork butt this evening we're going to smoke Saturday and use it instead of hamburger.

2 1/2 C. red chili beans, boil 5 minutes with 1 t. baking soda. Drain and rinse beans with cold water, cover with 6 Cups of water, 2 bay leaves & 1 tsp salt, simmer until tender then drain when done.

Brown 1 - 2 lbs gound beef & drain fat
1/4 Cup finely diced green pepper
1 med diced onion

1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt

1 Qt tomato Juice
1 Cup Ketchup
1 small can tomato sauce
1 tsp brown sugar

Simmer for 1 hour

Re: Lookin' for a great chili recipe! - Gene - 12-29-2007 03:12 AM

Hey BBQUTE, now that looks like a chili recipe for me, real chili don't have beans. Just 1 beer :?: :wink: Oh, for the chili, not the chef. 8)

Re: Lookin' for a great chili recipe! - sampson - 12-29-2007 12:47 PM

Dang Gene, what are you doing up and online at 3am? I thought everyone in Logan was required by law to be asleep at that time. I know the cop that parks in the library lot next to my house is asleep then...

- SmokinJoe - 01-04-2008 01:21 PM

Thanks, all! Good stuff listed there.

I ended up just making a plain ol' bowl of red. Couldn't find the dried poblanos I wanted to make my powder with, so it wasn't as good as it could have been but good nonetheless - it was gone in 2 days.

- Gumbo - 02-08-2008 10:15 AM

Bigwheel’s Chili

12 lbs cheap hamburger meat
4 lbs Jimmy Dean Regular breakfast sausage
4 small cans 7oz (or one large can) Mexican style hot tomato sauce
24 T. chili powder (Foat Wuth Light, San Antone Red, Gebhardts etc)
4 T. granulated onion
2 T. granulated garlic
4 t. seasoned salt
2 t. white pepper
2 t. caynenne pepper
1 t. red jap powder (or Hotter than Hell Hab Powder)
1 t. black pepper
5 T. ground cumin
1 gallon beef broth
2 t. MSG

Brown the sausage in a large pot in a little Crisco. Add the broth and all ingredients except the chili powder and cumin. Bring the pot to a slow boil.

Form the hamburger meat into large flattened meat balls weighing about 2 or 3 lbs each. Poach the meat balls in the liquid and with lid a for about 30 mins then flip them over and poach the other side for another 30 mins. Using a sharp edged metal spoon or spatula start breaking up the meatballs into bite sized chunks then add the chili powder and cook 30 mins more. Continue to break up the meat as seems prudent. Add the cumin and cook about 30 mins more or till the meat is tender. Total cook time about 2 hours.

Cool it down and stick it in the ice box overnight. Next day drag it out and peel off the accumulated fat on top. Heat and eat. Should give you about 18-20 lbs of chili.

I would go to Sams and buy a case or two of the small bags of Frito's. They come 50 bags to the case and cost less than 10 bucks each. Make Frito chili pies right in the bag. Top with grated cheese and onions.

Re: Lookin' for a great chili recipe! - SmokinJoe - 02-08-2008 11:55 AM

Y'know, I think I still have the post from when he (Bigwheel) posted that to the BBQ mailing list...

Re: Lookin' for a great chili recipe! - no1plumber - 02-08-2008 07:35 PM

Good thing theres no Beans in that chilli. 20 pounds would create a lot of gas. :roll:

- Infamous Dave - 02-09-2008 02:02 PM

My wife subscribes to the magazine "Taste of Home" it comes with lots of recipes. I tell her all of the time that she could cancel her sub.scription as there are better receipes posted here all of the time for free. I am going to try several of these, they look good. Smile

Re: Lookin' for a great chili recipe! - Tour de Que - 04-25-2008 11:46 AM

Reading Larry's Chili post has put me in the mood for a big bowl of the stuff (bad timing given that the weather up here is getting REALLY nice). I'm intrigued by the chocolate idea. I've never heard of that before and have no idea how this process would work (i.e. using chocolate to "smooth" out the flavor). Any suggestions or recipes including chocolate.

Re: Lookin' for a great chili recipe! - SoEzzy - 04-25-2008 11:51 AM

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Re: Lookin' for a great chili recipe! - Tour de Que - 06-29-2008 09:18 AM

Still trying to figure out the chocolate in chile thing. it looks like I will be making some for a competition that I have to win or I will be forced to wear a dress while teaching a lesson in church (sometimes my big mouth gets me in trouble). I'm basically confused about the proportions of chocolate to chili.

Your thoughts are welcome and appreciated.


Re: Lookin' for a great chili recipe! - Three4Que - 06-30-2008 06:59 AM

As you cook up your chili, just add a litle semi-sweet choc chips at a time. It isn't bad, adds a new depth to the flavor and a bit of sweetness, which is fine this way. Just try a few tastes as you add it throughout the cooking process. Experimentation is fun. But keep looking for an actual recipe too. If you don't want to waste a whole batch, go buy a cheap can of good tasting chili, and add the chocolate to that, it will give you an inexpensive way of checking for the flavor you want without expending too much money or wasting a large batch of chili. BTW guys, lots of good recipes on here, I only wish it would let us cut and paste! :wink:

Too sweet of chili just isn't good though. Reminds me of those chili wanna-be makers from Cincinatti. Chili on spaghetti... :shock: :? :roll:

RE: Lookin' for a great chili recipe! - Pegleg - 12-23-2013 09:44 AM

A friend of mine told me he did this a few years ago and I just had to throw it out.

The church he attends holds a chili contest every December in conjunction with their annual Christmas dinner. He made plans to cook up a batch of his finest but responsibilities at work sidetracked him and he couldn't finish it up in time. In desperation, he bought two gallon cans of chili at Sams Club, dumped them in a crock-pot and hauled it to the church house. He was floored when they announced his name as the Grand Prize winner and for the rest of the evening got bombarded with requests for the recipe but refused, citing that it was a family secret and couldn't share it; he never told anyone that it was "Stagg Chill" Big Grin

RE: Lookin' for a great chili recipe! - Gene - 12-24-2013 12:35 AM

Wow this thing came back from the catacombs. 5-6 year old posts.
Chris, is that a record for reviving old posts? I still sit with the statement "Chili ain't supposed to have beans"!
Hi Lyle. Merry Christmas to all on this Christmas Eve 2013 from Okinawa.

RE: Lookin' for a great chili recipe! - SoEzzy - 12-24-2013 01:04 AM

Hi Gene...

I think the record is probably broken!

We've changed the system twice since then, that's the reason for funky links.

Have a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year to all our members, both local and international!

Say hi to Brenda from us all!