It was supposed to be partly cloudy and dry today, wanted to mow the lawn one last time and winterize the mower, but woke up to 40 F and a light drizzle, so decided to make chili instead. Thought I'd try pre-cooking the meat in the Egg with some smoke, and see what that does to the chili. At the store I found a "7-bone" pot roast, I've never worked with that cut of meat but it was only $7 so gave it a try; also halved a couple onions to smoke also:
Cooked it to 150 F internal, really a good-looking cut of meat and pretty tender for not having much marbling at all. I sliced it up and then cubed it for chili. There weren't 7 bones in it, only two (I later looked up on Wikipedia that the main bone is shaped like a "7"; my two bones looked more like a roman numeral "VI"
Added beans, tomatoes-n-green chile that I had in the cupboard, ground chile, garlic, salt & pecker, cumin, oregano, and basil. Had the first bowl after 3 hours, it needs to stew a bit longer but was still darn good. I don't own any cast-iron so the chili itself was made in a crockpot.
I like to throw a handful of Fritos in the bottom of the bowl and gobs of cheddar on top, yum!
Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.