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#523235 --- 02/07/07 09:45 AM Chili
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Anyone have a good chili recipe they can share? My husband LOVES chili, and since i don't, i do not know a good recipe. All the recipes i have found are for the cans of beans - and i have loads of bags of dried beans on hand. Please help fatten up my husband! LOL


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#523236 --- 02/07/07 12:28 PM Re: Chili
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Anyone have a good chili recipe they can share? My husband LOVES chili, and since i don't, i do not know a good recipe. All the recipes i have found are for the cans of beans - and i have loads of bags of dried beans on hand. Please help fatten up my husband! LOL






If you soak the beans, you use them the same as canned beans.

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#523237 --- 02/07/07 12:54 PM Re: Chili
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i know that.. but what i do not know is much much of my beans equals 1 can. Recipes call for like a 15 ounce can... but since they are already pre-soaked i am not sure the weight of my bag of beans would equal that (if what i said just made sense)

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#523238 --- 02/07/07 01:18 PM Re: Chili
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Just eyeball an equal volume. 1 can is about 1 1/2 cups of beans.
It's chili fer gawd's sake. Ya don't really have ta measure nuthin.

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#523239 --- 02/07/07 01:24 PM Re: Chili
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Here Thena, try this:

Bean Arithmetic...

1 cup dry navy beans equals about 3 cups cooked.
1 pound of dry navy beans equals about 2 cups raw or 6 cups cooked.
1 can (15 oz.) beans equals 1 2/3 cups of cooked beans.
1 can (1 lb. 11 oz.) beans equals 2 cups cooked beans.
1 can (l lb. 14 oz.) beans equals 3 cups cooked beans.
In recipes, use 2 cups of canned beans for each cup of dry beans called for.

Although, I have to agree with Festus---just cook some up and add however many you want in. I never was one for recipes---can't follow directions! I just wing it.
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#523240 --- 02/07/07 01:41 PM Re: Chili
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thanks.. i'll let ya know how it tured out!!

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#523241 --- 02/07/07 01:46 PM Re: Chili
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Just eyeball an equal volume. 1 can is about 1 1/2 cups of beans.
It's chili fer gawd's sake. Ya don't really have ta measure nuthin.




Agreed! I once tried to enter a chili cook-off. The only problem was you had to have the recipe written out. Can't do that when you don't have one! I tried to measure as I was making it. Didn't work out so well.....
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#523242 --- 02/07/07 02:15 PM Re: Chili
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Just eyeball an equal volume. 1 can is about 1 1/2 cups of beans.
It's chili fer gawd's sake. Ya don't really have ta measure nuthin.




Agreed! I once tried to enter a chili cook-off. The only problem was you had to have the recipe written out. Can't do that when you don't have one! I tried to measure as I was making it. Didn't work out so well.....




I did that once, and had to come up with a "recipe"after I won the contest. Twarn't easy.

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#523243 --- 02/07/07 02:21 PM Re: Chili
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I bet it wasn't! I tried till I was halfway done and realized I had already spent an hour just to make a pot of chili. Then I gave up.
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#523244 --- 02/07/07 02:40 PM Re: Chili
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Throw in a cuple cans of maters with those beans and some ground beef with sauted peppers, onions, celery, garlic clove and a pack of good old chilo seasoning let it simmer. If you want it thicker not runny add a tomato paste or a tomato soup cook a bit longer and it's yummy.

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#523245 --- 02/07/07 02:49 PM Re: Chili
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Throw in a cuple cans of maters with those beans and some ground beef with sauted peppers, onions, celery, garlic clove and a pack of good old chilo seasoning let it simmer. If you want it thicker not runny add a tomato paste or a tomato soup cook a bit longer and it's yummy.




New ideas! I've never used celery, chili seasoning (unless you mean chili powder), tomato paste or soup. Interesting. I can tell you that you can get that "day old is always better" taste just by completely, (and I mean completely)cooling it and then reheating it.
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#523246 --- 02/07/07 03:02 PM Re: Chili
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If recipes is yer thang, here's a whole passel of em.

http://www.lookd.com/recipies/

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#523247 --- 02/07/07 03:09 PM Re: Chili
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Now Festus, you know I'm always afraid to open yer links! You scared me to death with the skinned cat, whiskers intact, remember? Had nightmares for a week. I don't usually do well with recipes as I have had many difficulties throughout my life following directions, but I will take a chance and check it out.
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#523248 --- 02/07/07 03:12 PM Re: Chili
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He is being good! No road kill pictures. It's a great site with tons of recipes for those of you who are capable of following directions.
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#523249 --- 02/07/07 03:24 PM Re: Chili
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Do you drain canned beans or not ???

Other than the traditional red kidney bean, what other bean do you use ?

Does anyone make chili with ground turkey or chicken ?

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#523250 --- 02/07/07 04:00 PM Re: Chili
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Quite a few years ago, I read in Heloise, that if you drained the beans, you'd have less gas. Really! I did read that. Sometimes I buy the chili beans with seasoning in them. I don't drain them. If I use just regular kidney beans, I drain & rinse them. My hubby swears it works.
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#523251 --- 02/07/07 04:29 PM Re: Chili
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Throw in a cuple cans of maters with those beans and some ground beef with sauted peppers, onions, celery, garlic clove and a pack of good old chilo seasoning let it simmer. If you want it thicker not runny add a tomato paste or a tomato soup cook a bit longer and it's yummy.




New ideas! I've never used celery, chili seasoning (unless you mean chili powder), tomato paste or soup. Interesting. I can tell you that you can get that "day old is always better" taste just by completely, (and I mean completely)cooling it and then reheating it.




Nope not chili powder. Chili seasoning is in a package by McCormick's I think it is called, Chili~o It comes in three different strengths mild, medium, or hot. They also have generic packages that are almost as good. The paste or soup gives it a creamy texture and is so good. The celery just is an added goody, I use 2 or 3 large stalks chopped up small.

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#523252 --- 02/07/07 06:25 PM Re: Chili
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I use Mexican style stewed tomatoes, mexican style chili beans and my favorite salsa along with leftover steak cubed instead of hamburger. If you have a really good tasting salsa, you dont need any powdered seasoning.

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#523253 --- 02/08/07 06:21 PM Re: Chili
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2 -3 can red beans undrained... they have HOT kidney beans
3 lbs hamburg..cooked and drained
lg can crushed tomatoes
lg can tomato puree
onion chopped up
garlic powder to taste
season salt ... 3 good shakes
chili powder to taste

mix meat, tomatos,onion,and seasonings in large pot add beans heat through. serve with crusty bread...

i don't like chili and it don't like me but family loves it so i make it ....
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#523254 --- 02/08/07 07:04 PM Re: Chili
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Beans????!!!!! Beans?
That's heresy in Texas, y'all need to find a good Texas style 3 alarm chili!!( of course I can't eat it, so I don't have a recipe)
Sheeesh, Beans...how awful ruining a decent chili!
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