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Over the top chili experiment

I make a lot of chili come football season. I finally caved and decided to try this over the top chili anyone's raving about.  Rather than follow any recipe, I just modified one of my own. Nothing too crazy but I do have a few "not secret at all" secret ingredients like a cup of fresh coffee, a little cocoa powder, and a shot of balsamic. I also coated the meat pie with a little oil, salt and pepper to see if I could get a little bark.  Can't wait to try it!

PS - this is Texas so there are zero beans in this chili. It's fine to have some beans with your chili but otherwise it's some sort of Frankenstein chili bean stew. 


Comments

  • So... as the meat cooks down on the grate above the pot it slowly falls apart and falls into the pot?  

    My mind is officially blown.
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  • So... as the meat cooks down on the grate above the pot it slowly falls apart and falls into the pot?  

    My mind is officially blown.
    Oh no, at least not the way I did it. You end up breaking it apart when it gets about 150, remove the grate, and mix it in with the chili. Some people just finish it on the stove but I decided to do all the way.
  • I think what he was trying to say was nice looking cook and thanks for sharing. Looks and sounds awesome. 
    Snellville, GA


  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,452
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  • Hans61Hans61 Posts: 3,452
    Seriously though that looks delicious:-)
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  • ToxarchToxarch Posts: 1,681
    Interesting stuff. Looks good.

    I usually drain most of the grease from my chili grind before it goes in the chili. Also, I've used leftover chopped brisket and/or pulled pork in chili and that was awesome.
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    Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.

  • bluebird66bluebird66 Posts: 2,074
    Very nice!
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    Floyd Va

  • I really like OTT chili, especially when smoked with a small amount of hickory. We're cooking it on Wednesday for a large crowd.
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  • Looks good! I'll probably do this soon!
    LBGE
    SC AL
  • I will second adding leftover smoked brisket into the chili.  Made one yesterday, and it blows away any I make with ground beef alone.
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