Volunteer Fire Department Chili

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2014/01/21 13:30:59 (permalink)

Volunteer Fire Department Chili

Ingredients
2 lbs Beef, Ground, 73/27
4 c. Beans, Kidney, Cooked
26 oz Tomatoes, Diced, Canned
2 T. Tomato Paste
1 Onion, Yellow, Sweet, minced
1 t. Chile, Cayenne, Ground
1 T. Cumin
3 T. Chili Powder, Mexene
2 Cubes Bouillon, Chicken, Knorr
12 oz. Beer, Pabst Blue Ribbon (appropriately enough my dad's favorite movie is Blue Velvet)
Method
* Brown ground beef in large, heavy bottomed stock pot
* Add minced onion, cook 20 minutes, breaking beef up with big wooden spoon
* Add crumbled Knorr bouillion cubes, cumin, cayenne and chili powder, cook 20 minutes
* Add tomatoes, tomato paste, kidney beans and beer
* Simmer for one hour
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    Root-Beer Man
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    Re:Volunteer Fire Department Chili 2014/01/28 12:38:27 (permalink)
    You lost me at kidney beans.  Looks like a pretty good recipe, tho. May have to give it a try. I've been using Shelby's for years and am starting to look for something different.
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    scrumptiouschef
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    Re:Volunteer Fire Department Chili 2014/01/28 14:05:16 (permalink)
    Out here in Austin putting beans in your chili could find you on the business end of a drygulching but up in Kentucky it's a standard addition.
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    Twinwillow
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    Re:Volunteer Fire Department Chili 2014/01/28 14:15:35 (permalink)
    Beans? We don't need no stinking beans!
     
    Otherwise, nice recipe.
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    Greymo
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    Re:Volunteer Fire Department Chili 2014/01/28 14:50:45 (permalink)
    Our church had a fund raising chili  cook-off this past Sunday.  Fourteen ladies, including my daughter in law,  entered, all knowing that their chili would win!  Along came a 14 year old boy (hoping to go the to the CAI to train to become a chef).  You guessed it........he won!!  I am still laughing about it.
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    Foodbme
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    Re:Volunteer Fire Department Chili 2014/01/28 14:56:23 (permalink)
    Greymo
    Our church had a fund raising chili  cook-off this past Sunday.  Fourteen ladies, including my daughter in law,  entered, all knowing that their chili would win!  Along came a 14 year old boy (hoping to go the to the CAI to train to become a chef).  You guessed it........he won!!  I am still laughing about it.

    Is his recipe available? If so, please post it.
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    Foodbme
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    Re:Volunteer Fire Department Chili 2014/01/28 15:01:32 (permalink)
    No self-respecting Firehouse Chef would ever put beans in their chili.
    If a fireman passes gas while fighting a fire, it could prove hazardous to his well being!" />" /> 
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    Mosca
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    Re:Volunteer Fire Department Chili 2014/01/29 22:26:44 (permalink)
    Ground meat chili recipes tend to accept beans well. Cubed and shredded meat recipes do not. I love them all.
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    BackRhodes
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    Re:Volunteer Fire Department Chili 2016/08/09 23:52:57 (permalink)
    If I get a hankering for beans, they get served as a side...not tossed in the chili pot
     
    Tri-Tip cubed makes a great chili...cook low & slow, chill, & cube, put in chili pot with sauce...
     
     
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    1bbqboy
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    Re:Volunteer Fire Department Chili 2016/08/10 12:53:16 (permalink)
    4 cans of beans to 2 lbs. of meat ! I'd reverse those and use pintos.
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    lleechef
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    Re:Volunteer Fire Department Chili 2016/08/10 13:31:40 (permalink)
    Here we go again......beans or no beans.   I personally like beans in my "ground beef stew".  Ha!  I didn't call it chili!  That's how I get away with it! 
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    JRPfeff
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    Re:Volunteer Fire Department Chili 2016/08/10 13:42:15 (permalink)
    Don't Volunteer Firefighters sleep at home & respond to fires from wherever they may be? I don't see why the department would have a pot of chili cooking. This makes no sense, just a folksy name attached to a recipe.

    I'll take my chili like I take my firefighting, from professionals.
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    Re:Volunteer Fire Department Chili 2016/08/12 10:51:08 (permalink)
    JRPfeff
    Don't Volunteer Firefighters sleep at home & respond to fires from wherever they may be? I don't see why the department would have a pot of chili cooking. This makes no sense, just a folksy name attached to a recipe.

    I'll take my chili like I take my firefighting, from professionals.

    There are 1000's of small communities protected by Volunteer Firefighters. There are probably more volunteers than Professionals. If they want to hang out at the firehouse and cook a pot of chili, God Bless them!
    Just don't let them do Deep Fried Turkeys! 
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    JRPfeff
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    Re:Volunteer Fire Department Chili 2016/08/12 11:14:24 (permalink)
    They can hang out all they want, they just aren't known for their cooking skills. It's the fire fighting professionals, working 24 hour shifts & cooking for one another, who have earned that reputation.
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    scrumptiouschef
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    Re:Volunteer Fire Department Chili 2016/08/12 13:13:09 (permalink)
    JRPfeff
    Don't Volunteer Firefighters sleep at home & respond to fires from wherever they may be? I don't see why the department would have a pot of chili cooking. This makes no sense, just a folksy name attached to a recipe.

    I'll take my chili like I take my firefighting, from professionals.



     
    I can only speak for West Knox Volunteer Fire Department in Southeast Kentucky where my daddy worked in the 70s. The men there worked for no pay but they did race to fires, put them out and save thousands of lives.
     
    Just like the men in large, wealthy communities who did it for a paycheck.
     
    There was nothing ‘folksy’ about it.

    And upstairs at the firehouse there was a kitchen and rec room where the men watched TV and cooked big pots of food, like the volunteer fire department chili I wrote about.
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    Re:Volunteer Fire Department Chili 2016/08/12 13:28:10 (permalink)
    Is this the West Knox chili recipe?
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    Re:Volunteer Fire Department Chili 2016/08/12 15:48:29 (permalink)
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