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Cold ...Need Chili

ReeltachyReeltachy Posts: 54
edited 11:34PM in EggHead Forum
Here in Tampa it is cold. I know, not as cold as most people and you have my sympathy. Anyway, great time for some chili here in Florida. We don't have the weather for it most of the time. I have had my egg for a couple of years now but have never tried any chili. Any suggestions? I'm thinking dutch oven and not too spicy for the wife. Thanks,


  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,743

    If you go real spicy, you won't be cold anymore. I did one the other night, I'll try and find the post.



    Caledon, ON


  • Here you go, "The Chile Recipe". Works great on the egg, not too spicy but real tasty.
  • Very nice, baking a chili might get me some looks from my southern friends but must try.
  • Here you go tried and true on the EGG. Sundown or his buddy Socially Unacceptable haven't shared theirs yet. So these will have to do.

    Cow Lickin’ Chili by John Hall aka "egret"

    Ingredients :

    Olive Oil
    1.5 lb. ground Chuck
    1 lb. Italian Sausage (casing removed)
    2 cups Onion (chopped)
    1 Green Bell Pepper (seeded and chopped)
    2 Jalapeno Chiles (seeded and chopped fine)
    1-2 Serrano Chiles (seeded and chopped fine)
    1 Tbs. Garlic (minced)
    1 (28 oz.) can Diced Tomatoes and liquid
    1 (15 oz.) can Diced Tomatoes and liquid
    1 can Rotel
    2 cans (15 oz. each) Pinto, Dark Kidney, or Black Beans (drained)
    3 Tbs. Chili Powder
    1 Tbs. Ancho Chile Powder
    1.5 Tbs. ground Cumin
    1 tsp. Cocoa Powder
    1 tsp. ground Cinnamon
    2 Bay Leaves
    1 tsp. Tabasco Sauce
    1 tsp. dried Oregano
    3 Tbs. DP Cow Lick Steak Rub
    2 cups Beef Broth
    1 cup Dry Red Wine
    2-3 dried Chili Peppers (chipotle, ancho, etc.) to float on top
    Salt and fresh ground Pepper to taste
    Wood Chunks


    Preheat your Egg to 350° with inverted plate setter (legs up).
    Add 2 or 3 fist-sized chunks of wood to coals.
    Place dutch oven in the egg on the plate setter and add 2 Tbs. olive oil.
    Add the ground chuck and sausage (break up into smaller pieces with a wooden spoon).
    Close lid and cook for about 1 hour, stirring every 10-15 minutes.
    Remove dutch oven from egg, remove meat and drain on paper towels.
    Wipe dutch oven dry with paper towels.
    Return dutch oven to egg, add more olive oil and sauté onions, green pepper, jalapenos, and serrano(s) until limp. Add garlic and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes.
    Add remaining ingredients and cook, uncovered, for about 2 hours (add water as needed to prevent drying).
    Note : After the mixture starts to simmer, you can reduce the dome temperature to 300-325 degrees.
    Remove bay leaves, dried chiles, correct seasoning and serve

    From the Chili Master - KennyG

    1 large can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes and liquid.
    *(Muir Glen)
    2 cans (14 oz. each) chili beans and liquid.
    *(Bush's, hot or mild)
    1 lb ground meat or sausage (ground chuck,
    sirloin in any fat/lean combination) left over
    sausage, etc.) I used a 2:1 ratio of ground meat
    and spicy pork sausage at EggFest.
    2-3 strips of bacon.
    2-3 medium cloves of garlic run thru a garlic
    1 large or 2 small onions, medium chop
    2 stalks cerery, small dice.
    2 Tbs chili powder *(McCormick or something
    1 Tbs ground cumin.
    1/2 tsp ground cinnamon.
    1 squirt chocolate syrup or 1 T. Cocoa powder
    *(Hersheys, Swiss Miss).
    Splash of balsamic vinegar.
    Splash or Tabasco hot sauce or your favorite.
    1 tsp oregano.
    2 Tbs BBQ rub *(Dizzy Dust, Lysanders, Bilardo
    6 0z. beef broth *(Swanson) or better yet, beer or
    fruity red wine.
    1 large dried chili pepper (guarillo, california,
    pasilla, chipotle, scotch bonnet-(5 alarm).
    Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste.
    Wood chunks, I used Kiawe (Hawaiian mesquite)
    and pecan in ATL.
    *Indicates recommended brands
    Preheat your Egg to 275-300º
    Open tomato and bean cans and dump into appropriately sized "chili pot", deep
    Corningware cassarole dish, metal stockpot, cast iron dutch oven, etc.

    Chili, Beef, Beans, Richard Fl

    This recipe is a blend of different ones, from KennyG, Egret, Blue Smoke and The Skyline Chili Chain Miami, '70's and my own ideas.. Thanks to all.

    First Cook:
    3 1/4 Lbs Chuck, Ground Twice Course
    2 Lbs House Brand (Publix) Mild Sausage
    3/4 Lb Bacon, Thick Cut, Hormel, Black Label, Diced
    Second Cook:
    5 Cups Onions, White/Red, Chopped
    2 Cups Bell Peppers, Yellow, Chopped
    3 Tbs Garlic, Fresh Crushed
    Add Rest:
    2 1 3/8 Ozs Pkg Old El Paso Chili Seasoning
    1 12 Ozs Can La Costeña Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce, Pureed
    9 Cups Fresh, Tomatoes, Pureed
    1 28 Ozs Can Diced Tomatoes
    1 14 1/2 Ozs Can Diced Tomatoes
    1 10 Ozs Can Rotel, Hot
    2 4 1/2 Ozs Can Old El Paso Chopped Green Chili
    2 Tbs Indian River Pepper Blend
    2 Tbs Indian River Seasoning Salt
    1 Bunch Cilantro, Chopped
    2 Tbs Cocoa Powder, Hot, Godiva
    2 Tbs Cumin, Ground
    2 15 1/2 Ozs Can Red Kidney Beans, Habichuelas Colorado
    2 15 1/2 Ozs Can Pink Kidney Beans, Habichuelas Rosada
    1 Stick Butter
    2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
    1/2 Cup Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon
    Use Broth if dry:
    2 14 Ozs Can Beef Broth, Swanson
    Applewood Chunks & Hickory Chips

    1 Because of a time constraint the meat, and everything was done on the stove. After everything was in the DO and boiling, I placed in BGE.
    2 Take a 9 quart dutch oven and cook the beef, sausage and bacon in the pot stirring every 5-10 minutes, covered, about 25 minutes. When done, remove and drain.
    3 Take the onions, bell peppers and garlic and sauté until translucent.
    4 Add the tomatoes and remaining ingredients except beans and beef broth, and bring to a boil. Add the meat back into the pot and stir. Add the spices and stir until blended. Now add the beans, drained.
    5 The Large BGE had been set with a tjv spider, high position, direct and the temperature was 350°F. for the first hour. Then dropped to 275°F for the last 3 hours, It is still cooking 4 hours later. Maybe I will shut down the BGE after 6-7 hours and leave the dutch oven over night. Sounds like a plan! Had some applewood pieces and hickory chips for flavor.
    6 Been cooking for 4 hours and still going. Added the beef broth and liquid from the beans toward the end as I needed to keep the chili moist.
    7 After 6 1/2 hours on the BGE, I added a second can of beef broth, left the Dutch Oven on the BGE and shut the entire system down. Went to the SPA and decided I will deal with this situation in the AM. Good Night Richard. Just got up and checked the pot, still warm and the BEST chili I have made in 40+ years.
    8 Am serving with raspberry cornbread muffins.

    Yield: Dutch Oven 9 Quarts
    Preparation time: 1 hour
    Cooking time: 4 hours

    Recipe Type
    Beef, Dutch Oven, Main Dish

    Recipe Source
    Source: BGE Forum, Richard Fl, 2008/01/18
  • El JefeEl Jefe Posts: 96
    did kenny g's tonight. it was fantastic.
  • Wlow, some great reciepes. I guess I will have to pick one and save the others. Of course, in Florida it could be awhile waiting for cold weather to enjoy chili.
  • El Jefe and others swear by Kennys. I haven't tried that one yet. I have tried Egrets and it was fantastic. I do like the ingredient list on Richards though.
  • GrumpsGrumps Posts: 182
    Mike, thanks for sharing the recipes. I can vouch for Egret's Cow-lickin' Chili (awesome), and will be making some today. Would you tell us the differences/similarities among the 3 recipes such as overall flavor/hotness/wow factor? I may try KennyG's version or yours instead depending on your recommendation. Thanks!
  • GrumpsGrumps Posts: 182
    Sorry Mike, I just read your other post that you have not tried Kenny G's chili yet.
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