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Best chili you ever ate?

My FIL made some jam up chili tonight and I am curious:

What was the best YOU ever had?

And, who made it?

Was there a certain ingredient put in to make it extra...special?


Asked by CandyHorse at 10:02 PM on Sep. 27, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Best Chili Ever – you can use any bean; 1 can = 1/5 cups home cooked
    2 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
    4 cups vegetable broth
    1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
    1 (15-ounce) can white (cannellini) beans, rinsed and drained
    1 (15-ounce) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
    1 cup frozen baby lima beans or regular lima beans or corn
    1 cup chopped onion
    1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 can tomato paste
    2 tablespoons chili powder, or more to taste
    2 tablespoons dried Mexican oregano or regular oregano (or more to taste)
    2 teaspoons ground cumin (or more to taste)
    1 teaspoon ground coriander (or more to taste)
    1 to 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
    1-2 Tbl masa, mixed with cold water
    1/2 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
    1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
    Salt to taste (I add this last)


    Answer by rkoloms at 10:09 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • If you don’t have a slowcooker, this can simmer on the stove; stir and add liquid as needed. In a slow cooker, combine all ingredients but the masa, shredded cheese, cilantro and salt. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours. Five to 10 minutes before serving (depending on temperature of slow cooker) add masa and water mixture, cover and cook for about 15 minutes. Season, to taste, with salt and other spices.
    Just before serving, top each serving with shredded cheese and cilantro.

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:09 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • My husband's is the best and I am not being biased. Any time he enters chili cook offs he places in the top three. I don't know what he puts in it that makes it so good. I think it's the ratio of spices.

    Answer by Izsarejman at 10:05 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • I make some great homemade chili... I put ground beef, chicken, and hot links in it ( all diced) It's fabulous... I'm going to make it tomorrow now lol

    Answer by June_Mama09 at 10:06 PM on Sep. 27, 2010

  • My ex's is fantastic. He has entered many Chili Cook-Offs with it and taken 1st a lot. He is always asked to cater bbq's and such and make his chili.

    Answer by thismamacooks at 10:08 PM on Sep. 27, 2010