I have my Mom's chili recipe, but to be truthful, it is full of beans, watery, and boring. I need a THICK recipe, one that you can stand a fork up in, and one that has a little flavor. I really don't want it "hot" as certain members of the family may not eat it (and I can spice it up later), but it needs to be interesting.
You can thicken it with masa flour. LOTS of meat and 86 those beans
Here's the recipe that took me a couple of years to perfect;
4# beef(roast), cut into ½” cubes
3# extra lean course ground beef
1# extra lean course ground pork
1 ½ # Linguica sausage
1 large garlic bulb, minced
10 TBS chili powder
2-3 large sweet onions, diced
4 TBS masa flour
1 TBS oregano
6 TBS cumin
1 cup brown sugar
1 ½ tspn cayenne
3 TBS paprika
2 12 oz dark beer
2 8 oz tomato sauce
2 large can green chiles
3 TBS mole paste
4 10 oz cans beef broth
3 TBS bacon drippings
2 oz bakers chocolate, unsweetened
2 ancho pepper
10 chipotle peppers
2 pasilla peppers
5 tspn sea salt
This one takes two days to cook down, at a low simmer. It'll reduce to about half its volume by the time it's ready. I add the dry spices in the last couple hours of day2 so that they don't "burn" out.
The whole peppers "float" on top and they'll bleed out their oils, then I scoop em out at the end.
1 car with fuel
1 set of keys to car with fuel
1 Wendy's drive thru window
Bam! there's you chili!
The notes are from an inexperienced Chili taster named Frank, who was visiting Texas from New York:
Frank: "Recently, I was honored to be selected as a judge at a chili cook-off. The Judge #3 called in sick at the last moment and I happened to be standing there at the judge's table asking for directions to the Budweiser truck, when the call came in. I was assured by the other two judges (Native Texans) that the chili wouldn't be all that spicy and, besides, they told me I could have free beer during the tasting, so I accepted."
Here are the scorecards from the event:
Chili # 1 Mike's Maniac Mobster Monster Chili
Judge # 1 - A little too heavy on the tomato. Amusing Kick.
Judge # 2 - Nice, smooth tomato flavor. Very mild.
Judge # 3 - (Frank) Holy cow, what the heck is this stuff? You could remove dried paint form your driveway. Took me two beers to put the flames out. I hope that's the worst one. These Texans are crazy.
Chili # 2 Arthur's Afterburner Chili
Judge # 1 - Smoky, with a hint of pork. Slight jalapeno tang.
Judge # 2 - Exciting BBQ flavor, needs more peppers to be taken seriously.
Judge # 3 - Keep this out of the reach of children. I'm not sure what I'm supposed to taste besides pain. I had to wave off two people who wanted to give me the Heimlich maneuver. They had to rush in more beer when they saw the look on my face.
Chili # 3 Fred's Famous Burn Down the Barn Chili
Judge # 1 - Excellent firehouse chili. Great kick. Needs more beans.
Judge # 2 - A beanless chili, a bit salty, good use of peppers.
Judge #3 - Call the EPA. I've located a uranium spill. My nose feels like I have been snorting Drano. Everyone knows the routine by now. Get me more beer before I ignite. Barmaid pounded me on the back, now my backbone is in the front part of my chest. I'm getting crocked from all the beer.
Chili # 4 Bubba's Black Magic
Judge # 1 - Black bean chili with almost no spice. Disappointing.
Judge # 2 - Hint of lime in the black beans. Good side dish for fish or other mild foods, not much of a chili.
Judge # 3 - I felt something scraping across my tongue, but was unable to taste it. Is it possible to burn out taste buds? Sally, the barmaid, was standing behind me with fresh refills. That 300-lb babe is starting to look HOT...just like this nuclear waste I'm eating! Is chili an aphrodisiac?
Chili # 5 Linda's Legal Lip Remover
Judge # 1 - Meaty, strong chili. Cayenne peppers freshly ground, adding considerable kick. Very Impressive.
Judge # 2 - Chili using shredded beef, could use more tomato. Must admit the cayenne peppers make a strong statement.
Judge # 3 - My ears are ringing, sweat is pouring off my forehead and I can no longer focus my eyes. I farted and four people behind me needed paramedics. The contestant seemed offended when I told her that her chili had given me brain damage. Sally saved my tongue from bleeding by pouring beer directly on it from the pitcher. I wonder if I'm burning my lips off. It really ticks me off that the other judges asked me to stop screaming. Forget those rednecks.
Chili # 6 Vera's Very Vegetarian Variety
Judge # 1 - Thin yet bold vegetarian variety chili. Good balance of spices and peppers.
Judge # 2 - The best yet. Aggressive use of peppers, onions, and garlic. Superb.
Judge # 3 - I shit my pants when I farted and I'm worried it will eat through the chair. No one seems inclined to stand behind me except that slut Sally. She must be kinkier than I thought. Can't feel my lips anymore. I need to wipe my ass with a snow cone.
Chili # 7 Susan's Screaming Sensation Chili
Judge # 1 - A mediocre chili with too much reliance on canned peppers.
Judge # 2 - Ho hum, tastes as if the chef literally threw in a can of chili peppers at the last moment. I should take note that I am worried about Judge #3. He appears to be in a bit of distress as he is cursing uncontrollably.
Judge # 3 - You could put a grenade in my mouth, pull the pin, and I wouldn't feel a thing. I've lost sight in one eye, and the world sounds like it is made of rushing water. My shirt is covered with chili, which slid unnoticed out of my mouth. My pants are full of lava-like shit to match my shirt. At least during the autopsy, they'll know what killed me. I've decided to stop breathing; it's too painful. Forget it; I'm not getting any oxygen anyway. If I need air, I'll just suck it in through the 4-inch hole in my stomach.
Chili # 8 Tommy's Toe-Nail Curling Chili
Judge # 1 - The perfect ending, this is a nice blend chili. Not too bold, but spicy enough to declare its existence.
Judge # 2 - This final entry is a good, balanced chili. Neither mild nor hot. Sorry to see that most of it was lost when Judge # 3 passed out, fell over and pulled the chili pot down on top of himself. Not sure if he is going to make it. Poor dude, wonder how he'd have reacted to really hot chili?
Pale Pony, That is absolutely f_c_ing hilarious. Thank you.
That is some funny shit. The GF is wondering WTF I'm laughing at.