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JimVH's Award-Winning Texas Chili Recipe

Post by Del » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:52 pm

I wants it.
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Re: JimVH's Award-Winning Texas Chili Recipe

Post by GaryInVA » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:27 pm

Del wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:52 pm
I wants it.
It doesn't have beans.
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Re: JimVH's Award-Winning Texas Chili Recipe

Post by JimVH » Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:28 pm

I guess I should confess. My trophies were earned by submitting canned Wolf brand chili under my own name. To throw off the judges I add some mashed up tofu and ketchup.

Winner, winner, chili dinner.
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Re: JimVH's Award-Winning Texas Chili Recipe

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JimVH wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:28 pm
I guess I should confess. My trophies were earned by submitting canned Wolf brand chili under my own name. To throw off the judges I add some mashed up tofu and ketchup.

Winner, winner, chili dinner.
Shopping list updated....
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Y'all crazy

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Re: JimVH's Award-Winning Texas Chili Recipe

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JimVH wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:28 pm
I guess I should confess. My trophies were earned by submitting canned Wolf brand chili under my own name. To throw off the judges I add some mashed up tofu and ketchup.

Winner, winner, chili dinner.
No Pho?
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Re: JimVH's Award-Winning Texas Chili Recipe

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JimVH wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:28 pm
I guess I should confess. My trophies were earned by submitting canned Wolf brand chili under my own name. To throw off the judges I add some mashed up tofu and ketchup.

Winner, winner, chili dinner.
I can order from Amazon?

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(I'm serious, though. PM? Would you like my email?)

Let's have a serious chili thread, in any case.
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Re: JimVH's Award-Winning Texas Chili Recipe

Post by DepartedLight » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:26 pm

I too am seeking chili* input. Mine is just not quite there.





* there are no beans in my chili
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Re: JimVH's Award-Winning Texas Chili Recipe

Post by JimVH » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:00 pm

This is not my competition recipe, but I'd rather eat this one:

INGREDIENTS
5-6 tablespoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
salt
5 tablespoons lard
2 1/2 pounds trimmed beef (I like chuck roast) in 1/4-inch cubes (coarse ground works, too)
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, mashed
4 1/2 cups +/- beef stock
2 tablespoons corn flour
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon yellow mustard

I need to run, but I'll post a few comments when I settle in later.
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I have corn flower.
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Dang, now I'm hungry.
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Re: JimVH's Award-Winning Texas Chili Recipe

Post by CodeMonkey » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:40 pm

After you eat it, do you have to crap in the creek to keep from setting the woods on fire?
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Re: JimVH's Award-Winning Texas Chili Recipe

Post by JimVH » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:54 pm

CodeMonkey wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:40 pm
After you eat it, do you have to crap in the creek to keep from setting the woods on fire?
Chili... Del... kilt... creek...

Where’s the brain bleach?
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Re: JimVH's Award-Winning Texas Chili Recipe

Post by Del » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:59 pm

JimVH wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:00 pm
This is not my competition recipe, but I'd rather eat this one:
I know what you mean. It's the same with contest barbecue. The winning recipe has to really POP! and WOW! with the first couple of bites -- because that's all the judges are going to taste. But too much spice wears a guy out if he wants to eat a whole bowl.

A good crowd-pleasing chili is what we really want. Something that builds in delicious flavor so that family and friends want to have seconds.
JimVH wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:00 pm
I need to run, but I'll post a few comments when I settle in later.
To be honest, I asked you about chili several years ago. We both love to cook.

You mentioned that spices are added in three separate "dumps":
- Spices that are cooked with the meat as it is browned in the skillet
- Spices that are added at the start of the simmer
- Spices that are added at the end of the simmer, just before serving.

I played with this food chemistry to tweak my own chili recipe. It helped a lot! I hope you will tell us more about your flavor tricks. I bet that lard is for browning the beef, right?

We ought to meet half-way and have a little cook-off. That would be in southern Missouri, near Roadmaster's Tick Farm.
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I will add my recipe for Kick-Asterisk* Chili to this thread. When I get some time.
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Re: JimVH's Award-Winning Texas Chili Recipe

Post by JimVH » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:13 pm

Del wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:59 pm

You mentioned that spices are added in three separate "dumps":
- Spices that are cooked with the meat as it is browned in the skillet
- Spices that are added at the start of the simmer
- Spices that are added at the end of the simmer, just before serving.
This is really important and has a big impact on the depth of flavor. I’ve met people that have complicated schedules for the addition of each spice component, but I don’t think the extra complications improve anything. I mix all my spices into one mixture.



We should also discuss using whole dried peppers, but that will have to wait until tomorrow.
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Re: JimVH's Award-Winning Texas Chili Recipe

Post by FredS » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:45 am

Mrs FredS tried a new chili recipe for dinner last Sunday. I said "I like this chili." She said it's taco soup.

Whatever it is, I've had it for lunch every day this week.
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Post by Del » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:47 pm

I've had a number of people ask for my chili recipe, so I typed it out some years ago. There's more going in than Jim's easy chili recipe. Here it is:

Kick Asterisk* Chili

5-qt Slow Cooker

Meat
1 or 2 lb stew beef
1 lb pork sausage
3 strips bacon

Veggies
1 large can (28 oz) diced tomatoes
1 can (14 oz) red kidney beans (drained)
1 can (14 oz) black beans (drained) (if beans offend you, then skip 'em.)
2 large carrots
2 large yellow onions
1 large green pepper
3 stalks celery
3 to 5 cloves garlic

Hot peppers (adjust to desired heat)
0 to 3 jalapeño peppers (mild) [I call this Kiss-Asterisk* Chili]

Add 1 or 2 serrano peppers (hot) [This is authentic Kick-Asterisk* Chili]

(or) 0.5 habanero pepper (Use only the lower half of the habanero, avoiding the seed cluster. Mince very fine. Use caution in handling cut habanero) This is called Half-Asterisk* Chili, in honor of the half-habanero]

Spices
First dump: 2 tbs Medium Chili Power from Penzey's Spices

Second dump:
2 bay leaves
2 tsp cumin seed

Third dump:
3 tbs chili powder (I use Chili 3000 from Penzey's)
1 tsp black pepper
1.5 tsp dried sage
3 tbs Worcestershire Sauce
salt to taste

NOTE: There is no liquid added to this recipe. The juices from the veggies will make a thick stew.
If a thinner chili is desired, add some beef broth or tomato juice or tomato sauce.

1) Dump tomatoes & drained beans into slow cooker.

2) Brown sausage and break into spoon-size chunks. Spoon into to slow cooker, reserving grease. Cut raw stew beef down to 1/2-inch cubes. Brown beef in sausage grease with chili powder from first dump.

Slice bacon into 1/2-inch pieces. Add raw bacon to slow cooker. Add second dump of bay leaves and cumin seed. [Can start slow cooker on HIGH now and add veggies as you go. Or fill crock and refrigerate overnight to cook tomorrow.]

3) Chop fresh veggies coarsely into spoon-size chunks, starting with onions and carrots. Sweat these in the skillet to brown slightly and deglaze the pan. Add to slow cooker.

Slice jalapeño and serrano peppers into rounds. Mince garlic. Add to slow cooker. [If the slow cooker is not quite full enough to suit you, add another onion or carrot or a small can of tomatoes. Ratios don't matter too much at this point.]

4) About 3 - 5 hours on HIGH or all day on LOW. Slow cookers vary.

5) When onions and carrots are tender, chili is ready. Add third dump of spices, stir, remove bay leaves, and check for salt. (Depends on how salty your sausage. Mine typically needs just about a teaspoon of salt.

Serve with dollop of sour cream and/or shredded cheese - especially good with spicy hot chili. I love to scoop up chili with tortilla chips.
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Re: JimVH's Award-Winning Texas Chili Recipe

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GaryInVA wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:27 pm
Del wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:52 pm
I wants it.
It doesn't have beans.
I thought chili sans beans was just for hotdogs. I’m a northerner so if I just stepped in it, cut me some slack.
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Re: JimVH's Award-Winning Texas Chili Recipe

Post by JimVH » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:36 pm

arank87 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:23 pm
GaryInVA wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:27 pm
Del wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:52 pm
I wants it.
It doesn't have beans.
I thought chili sans beans was just for hotdogs. I’m a northerner so if I just stepped in it, cut me some slack.
Leniency granted. I’m nothing if not generous.
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Re: JimVH's Award-Winning Texas Chili Recipe

Post by Del » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:44 am

JimVH wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:36 pm
arank87 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:23 pm
GaryInVA wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:27 pm
Del wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:52 pm
I wants it.
It doesn't have beans.
I thought chili sans beans was just for hotdogs. I’m a northerner so if I just stepped in it, cut me some slack.
Leniency granted. I’m nothing if not generous.
To a fault, even....
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Re: JimVH's Award-Winning Texas Chili Recipe

Post by hugodrax » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:47 am

Del wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:44 am
JimVH wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:36 pm
arank87 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:23 pm
GaryInVA wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:27 pm
Del wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:52 pm
I wants it.
It doesn't have beans.
I thought chili sans beans was just for hotdogs. I’m a northerner so if I just stepped in it, cut me some slack.
Leniency granted. I’m nothing if not generous.
To a fault, even....
Yes. That was typical gentlemanly understatement.
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