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Ossumpei
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Re: Test Batch Chili

#206679 1 year, 10 months ago
ecojaded wrote:
okay, I just completed reading through this thread....Bill you are a Chili Freak ! and I mean that in the best way. Man the thought and time and ingredients and LOVE that you put forth into you batches is remarkable.

Thank you for sharing your passion with the FFF. I look forward to when we can share a meal again.


Thanks Jade, it's a hobby. I do continue to try and perfect it. I have plans for the next batch already. Gotta let my chili freak flag fly!

Thanks to all for the input. It really helps me decide what to do next.

Looking forward to the next time we can hang out and have some fun, maybe share a bowl.

Of chili of course. Lol
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Re: Test Batch Chili

#207177 1 year, 10 months ago
so Ossumpei, now that the test batch is finished and being enjoyed, what are your plans for the "competition batch chili"?
Do you make it one or two days ahead for it to have time for flavors to permeate? what did you learn from the test batch to bring home that bottle of wine? cocoa or mexican chocolate bar? i'm guessing the beans will begin their soaking tomorrow. inquiring taste buds want to know!! damn i wish i lived closer....
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Ossumpei
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Re: Test Batch Chili

#207202 1 year, 10 months ago
SugarMee wrote:
I'm starting my chili.

The weather here today: electric blue sky, winds around 15-20 knts. heat index around 90. I'm going to keep the "heat" low in my recipe. If I don't I'm afraid I'll burst into flame.


So, how did it turn out?
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Re: Test Batch Chili

#207209 1 year, 10 months ago
Firstly, not to much cocoa. Not that it ruined the test batch, but it was black, and a little unsettling because of it. The competition batch is going to be my usual red, black beans, not to hot, thick tomato paste, several distinct flavor chili. Or at least that's what my goal is. I might roast the jalapeno and green peppers, 1/2 bar Mexican chocolate for flavor and gloss, same meats, crispy bacon ground up into bit size, same ingredients as before. I have to remind myself not to overdo anything, to keep to what I know works, and just vary it slightly with the chocolate and roasted peppers. At least that's what I tell myself. I will probably make it Thursday night, soaking the black beans Wednesday. I always let it set at least overnight to let the flavors get into everything.

I use a steel 10 qt pot, but the chef at the country club suggested cast iron. What's your opinion on that? Also, cast iron or enamel?

I wish you and Chester and most everybody lived closer. We have a pretty good time around here between shows, and I love the folks I do get to hang out with. There's just lots more really nice people we all would like to see more often.

I'll make a thread for the batch. It does help me do better the next time, and I enjoy the chance to hear from the forum.

If I win the wine I'll bring it to the next show I serve chili at as a thanks for all the great advice!
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Re: Test Batch Chili

#207211 1 year, 10 months ago
I wouldn't mind trying to cook a batch myself. Could you give me a general idea as to quantity of ingredients?
I get a pretty good idea from the pictures, so maybe more pictures?
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Re: Test Batch Chili

#207222 1 year, 10 months ago
this is so much fun, almost feel like i'm in the kitchen with ya whipping up the next batch. (really wish i was though!)
As far as the pot goes.....oh wait, i mean the kettle.... stainless steel is fine, just not aluminum, cast iron is overboard for this usage. I love the idea of roasting the jalapenos, to me jalapenos are not hot just full of flavor particularly if the seeds are not used. Roasting them will add yet another layer of flavor albeit maybe not necessary if still using the anchos.
but don't forget too many cooks in the kitchen.........

just let your chili flag fly!!!!! I'm there with ya in spirit!!!
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Re: Test Batch Chili

#207232 1 year, 10 months ago
Ossumpei wrote:
SugarMee wrote:
I'm starting my chili.

The weather here today: electric blue sky, winds around 15-20 knts. heat index around 90. I'm going to keep the "heat" low in my recipe. If I don't I'm afraid I'll burst into flame.


So, how did it turn out?


It was a great day for some chili and baseball. I didn't have near the amount of ingredients needed to make some as excellent as your recipe has. But I made my families basic chili and it was very tasty with the beer. I got to get some things from the store so I can try your recipe, I know it's delicious! Thanks for posting your recipe, you are quite the chef!!
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Re: Test Batch Chili

#207255 1 year, 10 months ago
I am nowhere near the chili freak as you, but I did pick up a tip on the Guy Fiero show Diners Drive-ins and Dives that I'd like to pass along.

Whenever I used to make a batch I wouod cook off my beef and add spices and onion, peppers ect. then add the tomato and bean element. I usually did that so I could drain off excess fat from the meat.

But I saw one recipe where the guy threw the meat in with all the ingredients at the start and let it cook together. It definitely produced a better melding of flavor. The meat -- I use beef but i'm sure result would be same with ground turkey or whatever choice --- cooked down to smaller texture which I liked.

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Re: Test Batch Chili

#207276 1 year, 10 months ago
Chester,

I'll put the amounts in the next batch, with pictures.

Plus, the process, what gets cooked first, when to put in the ingredients, etc. That plays a big part in it.

The chili cook off pro's are real big on when to put things in.
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Re: Test Batch Chili

#207278 1 year, 10 months ago
SugarMee wrote:
Ossumpei wrote:
SugarMee wrote:
I'm starting my chili.

The weather here today: electric blue sky, winds around 15-20 knts. heat index around 90. I'm going to keep the "heat" low in my recipe. If I don't I'm afraid I'll burst into flame.


So, how did it turn out?


It was a great day for some chili and baseball. I didn't have near the amount of ingredients needed to make some as excellent as your recipe has. But I made my families basic chili and it was very tasty with the beer. I got to get some things from the store so I can try your recipe, I know it's delicious! Thanks for posting your recipe, you are quite the chef!!


Chili, beer, baseball, and Key West sound like a great combination. I feel like I run the risk of over doing it with all the ingredients. Somewhere along the line I got it into my head that I needed all that stuff, and happened to make a good batch that time, so it continues. Its really not a whole lot of any one thing, but a little of a lot of things. Its as much as an obsession as it is a hobby, but at least the end product is good food, usually. Thanks for calling me a chef. I kind of wish I was an actual chef, but I feel like more of an artist. Chili is the only food I go to all these lengths to make, they all seem to have their own characteristics, and when its done I move on to the next batch, like a painting or something. At least I have fun trying.
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