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Brisket Chili

WARNING.......This chili contains beans, peppers, & onions! If that offends you, please don't look any further!



I made some chili using brisket yesterday....good comfort food after the big storm rolled through. I thought it was over, but some heavy rains and more winds came through during the cook.


I used about 4lbs of brisket, which I ran through a 3/4" plate on my grinder. I was hoping for a nice coarse grind, but brisket seems to fall apart after grinding it.

The main ingredients:

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Roasting some tomatoes and peppers:

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After the beef has browned a bit and the onions and peppers starting to cook down:

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The rain cap was put on for the rest of the cook. There's not many pics after this....didn't want to bring the camera out in the rain.

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And the finished product.....chili was great cooked in the Egg. It was worth the extra time and effort compared to cooking it inside on the range top. I'd be happy to post the recipe if anybody's interested.
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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    Question, Oh excuse me, The Chilli looks great! I just got my DO from Lodge yesterday so I can try this. My question is this, is the rain cap over the daisy wheel or is it just there over the dome? I guess I'm wondering if it makes it harder to regulate your temp?
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,019
    Looks great, man!  I actually like beans in my chili.  I think the anti-bean-in-chili movement started with the cowboys that were holding up the rear of a cattle drive. :)
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  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    @SmokinDawg......the rain cap goes over the daisy wheel. Doesn't seem to affect temp regulation at all.
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  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    nolaegghead said:

     I think the anti-bean-in-chili movement started with the cowboys that were holding up the rear of a cattle drive. :)
    you might be on to something there...
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  • I made some chili this past weekend with deer meat and deer sausage...I used black beans for the first time in chili....it was very good!
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,776
    That's a mighty fine pot of bean soup with meat ya got there. ;)  What temp were you running your Egg at and did you go direct the whole cook?

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  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    Griffin....thanks, the bean soup was tasty!

    I ran the Egg direct(lid open) while browning the beef and also while cooking the onions and peppers down a bit. After I added the beans, tomatoes, puree, beer, & spices.....I put the PS in and simmered the chili for a couple of hours at about 350° indirect.
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,776
    Thanks for clearing that up @AleBrewer. That's pretty much how I've done similar cooks. Wanted to see if you did it the same way and if so, make it a little bit more clear for people who haven't attempted similar cooks.

    Richardson, Texas

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    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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