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Yum - finally did Egret\'s chili

BashBash Posts: 1,011
edited 10:25PM in EggHead Forum
I had read about it, but never bothered to look up the ingredients.

So when I developed a hunkering for chili, I tried Egret's. The only changes from the recipe I did were an extra 1/2 lb of sausage (due to packaging), 3 serranos instead of 2, and a tablespoon of chipotle powder on top of the other peppers.

I really enjoyed it. I actually did two batches, one with less spice for the wife and kids, one full up (plus the chipotle & extra serrano) for me. I put 4 dried guajillo peppers for the 'floaters' in mine. The kids thought it was spicy enough (regular chili powder and ancho, 1of 2 jalapenos, no serrano). They called it chocolate / cinnamon chili.

Here is mine on the egg pre-stir:


And bowled:


Next time I need to cook for a crowd, I will do this (full spicy). It was really good. Wife is reading this, and she just said "not full spicy!"

Thanks for looking,


To save you the trouble, here is the recipe (looks like it was posted from Richard FL):

Chili, Cow Lickin’, Egret

Olive Oil
1 1/2 Lbs 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) Scoville 2,500 – 5,000
1-2 Serrano chiles (seeded amd chopped fine) Scoville 6,000 – 23,000
1 Tbs Garlic (minced)
1 28 Ozs Can Diced Tomatoes and liquid
1 15 Ozs Can Diced Tomatoes and liquid
1 Can Rotel
2 15 Ozs Can Pinto, dark Kidney, or Black Beans (drained)
3 Tbs Chili Powder
1 Tbs Ancho Chile Powder Scoville 1,000 – 2,000
1 1/2 Tbs Ground Cumin
1 tsp Cocoa Powder
1 tsp ground Cinnamon
2 Bay Leaves
1 tsp dried Oregano
3 Tbs Dizzy Pig 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 (I used Guajilla) Scoville 2,500 – 5,000
Salt and fresh ground Pepper to taste
Wood Chunks

1. Preheat your Egg to 350° F. with inverted plate setter (legs up).
2. Place dutch oven in the egg on the plate setter and add 2 Tbls. olive oil.
3. Add the ground chuck and sausage (break up into smaller pieces with a wooden spoon).
4. Add 2 or 3 fist-sized chunks of wood to coals.
5. Close lid and cook for about 1 hour, stirring every 10-15 minutes.
6. Remove dutch oven from egg, remove meat and drain on paper towels.
7. Wipe dutch oven dry with paper towels.
8. Return dutch oven to egg, add more olive oil and saute´ 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).
9. Note : After the mixture starts to simmer, you can reduce the dome temperature to ° F. Remove bay leaves, dried chiles, correct seasoning and serve.

Recipe Type
Appetizer, Main Dish, Side Dish
Recipe Source
Author: John Hall (egret)


  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Richard, This will be my go to chili from now on. I can't get enough of it!! Finished my last bowl yesterday and will probably make more before the week is out. (sorry Mom)
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  • Carmelized smoke on surface of chilli looks great.
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Really have to try this
    Yours looks very tasty
    Thanks for including the recipe :)

  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511

    I've made 5 batches in 6 weeks and not a spoonful to show for it all. :P

    I'm just waiting on some more Elk and venison. :pinch:
  • It's a great recipe. Yours looks really good.
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
    3 Large, 2 Smalls, 1 well-used Mini
  • I made this this afternoon for dinner tonight, it was great!
    I made a minor change, I couldn't find Ancho Chili Powder, so I substituted Cayenne.
    When I had my meat cooking, it didn't take an hour. After about 20 minutes at 350 it was done. Actually it was a little overdone. I cooked it with the Lid on the Dutch oven.

    But it was a certain crowd pleaser and I'll being doing it more.

    Here's what mine looked like just before I pulled it off:
    War Eagle and pass the Sauce!
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