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Old 02-06-2015, 02:37 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Good Lord! Chili, chili and beans, spaghetti sauce... I'll post a recipe for a batch of chili I made the other night. I always make beans to go with it..but separately. I never make chili the same twice as I follow no recipe. This is a pretty standard list ( I wrote the recipe down just for this thread) and recipe of the last batch I made.
Ingredients
Chili powder ~ 4 TBSP'S
Cumin ~ (comino) 2 Tsp's
Garlic ~ 1/2 a large head or 6-7 med cloves
onion ~ 1 medium or more
Jalapeno ~ one medium or large (or 1/2 a large poblano)
Tomato sauce ~ 1/4 cup (I quit using tomato sauce in chili way back but it's ok and helps cut the heat for the kids.)
Beef Bouillon cubes ~ (Knorr's or other good brand.) 2 cubes

Ground beef (preferably lean) 1-1/2 to 2 LB's
Oil ~ (veg./ canola/ olive) no le hace approx. 2 TBSP'S
Flour 2 TBSP'S

Add 2 TBSP'S oil to a 5 or 6 Quart pot. Saute diced onions and peppers. Then add minced garlic and and ground beef. Stir until all meat is browned then add the flour and stir then add chili powder and cumin. Pour in about 4 cups water. Water is a variable as I did not measure. Add the tomato sauce and 2 bouillon cubes. Cook until reduced to taste or add water if necessary.

This is Texas style Chili as we know it. Not compatible with spaghetti sauce. Topping for enchiladas,.. yes! Enjoy!

Beans are another subject. Must have a decent ham bone with some meat or salt pork and we use an excellent local pinto bean spice. I recommend all Fiesta spices if you want a taste of Texas experience.


https://www.fiestaspices.com/authent...bean-seasoning

Last edited by SATX56; 02-06-2015 at 03:20 PM.. Reason: Added amount of ground beef.
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Good Lord! Chili, chili and beans, spaghetti sauce...
Spaghetti sauce? Where do you read that?
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Old 02-06-2015, 09:57 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Spaghetti sauce? Where do you read that?
Got that from your post.... Should have said chili over spaghetti? I was pointing out the seemingly endless uses and additives to straight chili as I know it.

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The proper way to serve this chili is over cooked spaghetti on an oval dish.
I'd never heard of chili on spaghetti. Though I could see it over Fideo or other pastas.

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Old 02-06-2015, 10:16 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Ok, this is a cheater, too, but it won 3rd place in a chili cook off. It's what chili tastes like to us. Not too hot, not too bland. Not too thin, not too thick. Super easy.

2 # ground beef
2 pkgs McCormick Original Chili mix (Disregard the package instructions)
2 cans kidney beans (undrained)
1 28oz can crushed tomatoes
1 15oz diced tomatoes

Brown ground beef (really sear it until all the moisture cooks out and makes nice brown gunk in the pan), add remaining ingredients. Simmer for 30 minutes.
Actually, this one looks like a spaghetti sauce. With beans included.... Lots of tomato in that recipe.
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Old 02-06-2015, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Got that from your post.... Should have said chili over spaghetti? I was pointing out the seemingly different uses and additives to straight chili as I know it.



I'd never heard of chili on spaghetti. Though I could see it over Fideo or other pastas.
It's pretty specific to Cincinnati. Two famous local chains of chili parlor are known for it, though you can buy premixed seasoning even at Kroger's in that area. I like Cincinnati chili a lot, but it's definitely not your typical chili.

Though the presentation might be reminiscent of Italian-American spaghetti with meat sauce, the taste is not like that at all. The spices in the sauce (namely the cinnamon, cloves, and cocoa) change the character completely, as do the toppings. The seasoning has more in common with a mole sauce, IMO, than anything Italian-ish.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cincinnati_chili
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Old 02-06-2015, 10:56 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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It's pretty specific to Cincinnati. Two famous local chains of chili parlor are known for it, though you can buy premixed seasoning even at Kroger's in that area. I like Cincinnati chili a lot, but it's definitely not your typical chili.

Though the presentation might be reminiscent of Italian-American spaghetti with meat sauce, the taste is not like that at all. The spices in the sauce (namely the cinnamon, cloves, and cocoa) change the character completely, as do the toppings. The seasoning has more in common with a mole sauce, IMO, than anything Italian-ish.

Cincinnati chili - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thanks for that info! It really does show just how different things are around just this country. Let's face it, there isn't much better stuff to experiment with than ground beef or cubed beef for that matter.

Cloves I've yet to use or experiment with. Cocoa makes me think of mole sauce which I've not tried yet. Just realized you mentioned mole sauce. Someone mentioned coriander, maybe Dirt Grinder, I've got a bunch and have yet to use any.

I see many mix beans with chili and call it chili. We just make them separate and let everyone mix them as they like then combine the leftovers to save space. To each their own of course. I'm sort of an old dog and well you know...
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Old 02-07-2015, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Got that from your post.... Should have said chili over spaghetti? I was pointing out the seemingly endless uses and additives to straight chili as I know it.



I'd never heard of chili on spaghetti. Though I could see it over Fideo or other pastas.
Chili over spaghetti is very popular where I live. My neighbor does this too. It's a another way to stretch your food budget. But then again Long island is not known for it's Chili.
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Old 02-07-2015, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Really, when you get down to it, it's basically chili mac with different pasta.
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Old 02-07-2015, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Sometimes when I get down to the end of leftover chili, I'll stretch it by eating it over rice, and it essentially becomes spicy beans and rice.
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Old 02-07-2015, 10:07 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Actually we make a concoction similar to chili with Ranch style beans (beans in a chili powder type sauce). We add a bit of worcestershire and a little mustard and ketchup or tomato sauce. It's pretty good. It's stand alone though we don't put it over anything normally.
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