Top-Rated Chili Recipes

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Top-Rated Chili Recipes

There are as many Chili recipes as there are Chili cooks and even then they vary from batch to batch. Cooking Chili is a perfect example of the Law of Infinity. White, green, red, blue, beans, no beans, pork, beef, turkey, ground, chopped, on and on.
Oh, I forgot Vegan 
IMHO, Texas Red is the only TRUE Chili.
Anyway, here's some other kooks ideas of what chili can be.
And no, I don't know who rated them.
See any you like?
http://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/recipes/top-rated-chili-recipes/ss-BBuTx7X?li=BBnb7Kz#image=3
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    1bbqboy
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    Re: Top-Rated Chili Recipes 2017/04/15 15:07:50 (permalink)
    Squash?
    In Chili?
    Really?
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    Re: Top-Rated Chili Recipes 2017/04/16 12:19:07 (permalink)
    Foodbme
    IMHO, Texas Red is the only TRUE Chili.



    Kind 'a agree ... Dallas Morning News journalist Frank X Tolbert, author of "A Bowl of Red" refined Wick Fowler's recipe into his own award-winning variation.  It is served daily at a Grapevine, Texas owned and operated by Tolbert's heirs:  Tolbert's.
     
    It is a damn fine bowl of chili and, for anyone visiting Dallas, the restaurant itself is most assuredly "Roadfood worthy".
     
    But, it is not the "best I've ever had".  THAT was the version served at Runyon's, a long-gone restaurant/bar on 20th. St., NW between L & M in Washington, DC.  As it was right across the street from my office I had lunch there often, as did the correspondents from CBS's Washington Bureau, which was (and is) right around the corner on M.  The Texans among them - Dan Rather, Bob Schieffer, and Fred Graham were also taken by it.  That was late '70's - mid '80's' how I wish I had that recipe! 
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    Re: Top-Rated Chili Recipes 2017/04/16 15:54:22 (permalink)
    When I want Texas Red, I use Wick Fowler's.
    When I want "American Chili" I use a modified Emily's Chili (Frugal Gourmet's mother)

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    Re: Top-Rated Chili Recipes 2017/04/16 17:28:17 (permalink)
    Chris makes a good point, there are regional differences in chili styles and I like most of them. Just like saying "I want barbecue" won't necessarily get you what you want, same goes with chili.
     
    Saying "Texas Red is the only TRUE Chili" is wonderful. Now you are not allowed to enjoy the other variations. That's your loss Foodbme and MetroplexJim.
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    Re: Top-Rated Chili Recipes 2017/04/16 18:04:41 (permalink)
    I don't have any problem with people enjoying various styles of foods called chili. I've eaten a number of them. I just don't care for any of them, except for what's known as Texas Red. That I love. And in anticipation of a remark from that city down south in Ohio, I do like the Greek meat sauce they call chili on overcooked spaghetti and on itsy bitsy hot dogs. 
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    Re: Top-Rated Chili Recipes 2017/04/16 19:58:33 (permalink)
    JRPfeff
    Chris makes a good point, there are regional differences in chili styles and I like most of them. Just like saying "I want barbecue" won't necessarily get you what you want, same goes with chili.
     
    Saying "Texas Red is the only TRUE Chili" is wonderful. Now you are not allowed to enjoy the other variations. That's your loss Foodbme and MetroplexJim.


    Never said I didn't like other chili's but TX Red is the only True Chili!
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    Re: Top-Rated Chili Recipes 2017/04/16 20:37:53 (permalink)
    ChrisOC
    When I want Texas Red, I use Wick Fowler's.
    When I want "American Chili" I use a modified Emily's Chili (Frugal Gourmet's mother)



    I buy Wick Fowler's 2 Alarm Chili Fixins all the time. It's a great start to a true Texas "Bowl of Red". Just use the meat(s) of your choice. And, NO BEANS, please!
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    Re: Top-Rated Chili Recipes 2017/04/16 20:53:08 (permalink)
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    When I want Texas Red, I use Wick Fowler's.
    When I want "American Chili" I use a modified Emily's Chili (Frugal Gourmet's mother)



    I buy Wick Fowler's 2 Alarm Chili Fixins all the time. It's a great start to a true Texas "Bowl of Red". Just use the meat(s) of your choice. And, NO BEANS, please!


    I like Wick Fowler's 2 Alarm Chili Fixins. I use round steak, and I often bring it up to 4 Alarm with cayenne. Unfortunately, lleechef doesn't care for it. She's a beans-in-chili person.
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    Re: Top-Rated Chili Recipes 2017/04/16 20:57:16 (permalink)
    I'm sure something could be said for putting beans in chili. But, I don't know what. 
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    Re: Top-Rated Chili Recipes 2017/04/16 20:58:49 (permalink)
    How about: "Beans, they're a gas!"
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    Re: Top-Rated Chili Recipes 2017/04/16 21:19:04 (permalink)
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    Chris makes a good point, there are regional differences in chili styles and I like most of them. Just like saying "I want barbecue" won't necessarily get you what you want, same goes with chili.
     
    Saying "Texas Red is the only TRUE Chili" is wonderful. Now you are not allowed to enjoy the other variations. That's your loss Foodbme and MetroplexJim.


    Never said I didn't like other chili's but TX Red is the only True Chili!


    I do not think that is at all true.
     
    I believe that if you placed "A bowl of red" in a chili line-up with 4 other chili varieties, less than 50% of Americans would pick it out as the "True" chili. It is a regional specialty that has some renown now (in this Food-TV world), but was mostly unknown until recently.
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    Re: Top-Rated Chili Recipes 2017/04/16 21:30:19 (permalink)
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    Chris makes a good point, there are regional differences in chili styles and I like most of them. Just like saying "I want barbecue" won't necessarily get you what you want, same goes with chili.
     
    Saying "Texas Red is the only TRUE Chili" is wonderful. Now you are not allowed to enjoy the other variations. That's your loss Foodbme and MetroplexJim.


    Never said I didn't like other chili's but TX Red is the only True Chili!


    I do not think that is at all true.
     
    I believe that if you placed "A bowl of red" in a chili line-up with 4 other chili varieties, less than 50% of Americans would pick it out as the "True" chili. It is a regional specialty that has some renown now (in this Food-TV world), but was mostly unknown until recently.


    I never heard it called Texas Red till fairly recently. But when I used to go into any chili place in Texas I'd always order a bowl of red. That's just what everyone called it.
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    Re: Top-Rated Chili Recipes 2017/04/16 22:05:03 (permalink)
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    I'm sure something could be said for putting beans in chili. But, I don't know what. 


    Much like putting macaroni in goulash, beans are for when you can't afford enough meat to feed however many people you have.
     
    I don't care one way or the other if there are beans in my chili or not, and until this thread I'd never heard of Texas Red.
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    Re: Top-Rated Chili Recipes 2017/04/16 22:21:01 (permalink)
    leethebard
    How about: "Beans, they're a gas!"




    "Beans, beans the magical fruit.  The more you eat, the more you... TOOT!"
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    Re: Top-Rated Chili Recipes 2017/04/16 22:21:14 (permalink)
    But macaroni is required in goulash. Without it you don't have goulash.
     
    http://www.food.com/recipe/american-goulash-388153
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    Re: Top-Rated Chili Recipes 2017/04/16 23:02:04 (permalink)
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    But macaroni is required in goulash. Without it you don't have goulash.
     
    http://www.food.com/recipe/american-goulash-388153


    I should have specified... Hungarian goulash doesn't typically have macaroni, although it is sometimes served over noodles or potatoes. Like Cincinnati chili. I'm sure someone will argue the point, but I'm going by what my Hungarian aunt made.
    post edited by felix4067 - 2017/04/16 23:03:05
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    Re: Top-Rated Chili Recipes 2017/04/16 23:16:57 (permalink)
    I couldn't help myself. By the way, here in Ohio it's called Johnny Marzetti, not American Goulash. Oh, and in some areas of New England it's called American Chop Suey.
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    Re: Top-Rated Chili Recipes 2017/04/17 08:28:31 (permalink)
    Michael,

    Interesting that you bring up American/Hungarian Goulash, because Bowl of Red is very close to Hungarian Goulash with ancho and cumin taking the place of paprika. Likely a substitution made by settlers from Europe using spices available in Texas.

    So Texas Goulash is a more fitting name than Texas Red (the color is more brown than red).

    jrp
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    Re: Top-Rated Chili Recipes 2017/04/17 09:22:13 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman
    I couldn't help myself. By the way, here in Ohio it's called Johnny Marzetti, not American Goulash. Oh, and in some areas of New England it's called American Chop Suey.




    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Marzetti
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    Re: Top-Rated Chili Recipes 2017/04/17 10:34:05 (permalink)
    A couple of points, imo. Hungarian goulash, as I have had it, never had noodles in it.At the German restaurants I have eaten at, yes noodles were served on the side-but so were potato dumplings if you preferred. And I had "Texas Red" for the first time last year.Uncle Brian is from Texas and has an annual chili day now that he is up here. Wonderful chili!! I can still taste it in my minds eye.However-my Mom made great chili in her pressure cooker-with beans( NO noodles) and I miss it. But that's what I grew up with. Bobs Dad made good chili-but always had noodles. But I think that was from the time he grew up with 10 siblings. I think it is a matter of taste and/or what one is used to or exposed to.
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    Re: Top-Rated Chili Recipes 2017/04/17 11:04:28 (permalink)
    I agree ....many of our food loves are based on the food traditions we grew up with......
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    Re: Top-Rated Chili Recipes 2017/04/17 11:17:20 (permalink)
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    I couldn't help myself. By the way, here in Ohio it's called Johnny Marzetti, not American Goulash. Oh, and in some areas of New England it's called American Chop Suey.




    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Marzetti


    I ate lunch at Marzetti's a few times before it closed. It was around the corner from the AP bureau where I worked.
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    Re: Top-Rated Chili Recipes 2017/04/17 11:29:12 (permalink)
    Jeez- Mom made that too. Its American goulash, or Johnny Marzetti. Its not Hungarian goulash. A world away.
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    Re: Top-Rated Chili Recipes 2017/04/17 12:11:08 (permalink)
    ChrisOC
    When I want Texas Red, I use Wick Fowler's.
    When I want "American Chili" I use a modified Emily's Chili (Frugal Gourmet's mother)



    YES! My mom also did a modified Emily's Chili and it is still a family favorite. Of all people, Jamie Oliver has a good recipe, it's obviously not TX chili but it is a good way to start a recipe.
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    Re: Top-Rated Chili Recipes 2017/04/17 12:17:33 (permalink)
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    Chris makes a good point, there are regional differences in chili styles and I like most of them. Just like saying "I want barbecue" won't necessarily get you what you want, same goes with chili.
     
    Saying "Texas Red is the only TRUE Chili" is wonderful. Now you are not allowed to enjoy the other variations. That's your loss Foodbme and MetroplexJim.


    Never said I didn't like other chili's but TX Red is the only True Chili!


    I do not think that is at all true.
     
    I believe that if you placed "A bowl of red" in a chili line-up with 4 other chili varieties, less than 50% of Americans would pick it out as the "True" chili. It is a regional specialty that has some renown now (in this Food-TV world), but was mostly unknown until recently.



    Never said that Texas Chili is the only one I like.  On most every visit to Washington, DC I visit The Hard Times Café and order Cincinnati-style topped with cheese, sour cream, and raw onions.
     
    And, my 'go to' quick home recipe is Wick Fowler's; the best home recipe is time consuming, but truly wonderful:  Emeril's Texas-style Chili.  Still, nothing tops that chili Runyon's served 35 years ago.
     
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