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How do you make a rich and hearty homemade Chili?

I am entering into a Chili cook-off, I need some experienced chili makers moms to give me some support.


Asked by ShellyRo at 1:23 PM on Feb. 28, 2011 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 8:29 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • Use steak!! Broil a nice ribeye instead of ground beef! I use bushs chili beans, tomatoe sauce, fresh garlic , onions,chili powder, ceyanne, a little oregan but not too much! Let it simmer for bot six hours!

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 1:43 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • 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 8:29 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • I smoke a brisket in my smoker for several hours then shred it to use in my chili. I add red, green and yellow bell pepper. Onion, garlic, celery, leeks, chilies, chipotle peppers, diced tomatoes, smoked paprika, cumin, chili powder, oregano, 2 bottles of a good wheat beer and pureed tomatoes. I simmer for a few hours and then try to see if the seasonings need to be tweaked. I have won a few chili contests in our area with my recipe.


    Answer by Anonymous at 2:18 PM on Feb. 28, 2011