Old 01-17-2020, 05:55 AM
Super Member
Watson's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,251

illinois....I can't stand kidney beans either, so I puree them. I still get the flavour and fibre etc but you can't tell they are there. They mix right in. I also use beans in tomato sauce, instead of pork and beans and saute sweet peppers with onions and celery to add to the ground beef before adding the chili mix (I like French's) to the ground beef. I also add a couple of tbsp of tomato paste to punch up the flavour of canned tomatoes.

Watson is offline  
Old 01-17-2020, 11:26 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Mendocino Coast, CA
Posts: 1,932

I don't use meat in mine, but it is still pretty tasty. I like to use chili/enchilada sauce as a base and thicken it with a little garbanzo bean flour. I use all kinds of beans...whatever I have on hand. Our clan likes it spicy, so there's lots of smoked paprika, poblanos, garlic, cumin, etc. I also add just a dash of cinnamon, which seems to bring out all of the flavors.

tropit is offline  
Old 01-17-2020, 03:31 PM
Super Member
ekuw's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Carmichael, CA
Posts: 1,448

I make mine with chicken thighs. I am not a beef or pork eater. Also roast my own Roma's and make my own "tomato" sauce" I think the original recipe came from a Martha Stewart Magazine. I don't use kidney beans in anything...just too big. I put black beans and pintos. I prefer the S&W brand "pinquitos" which are a small pinto bean, but you can't find them everywhere. I tweak the spiciness by the amount of roasted jalepeno that goes in. Its a winner with my family
ekuw is offline  
Old 01-18-2020, 04:29 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,371

I always add a teaspoon or two of cumin, some oregano and parsley, and a chopped green pepper (or a can or two of green chilis). Love chili in winter! Will have to try the ground pork next time.
Mkotch is offline  
Old 01-21-2020, 11:03 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,027

You are so right. Everyone makes it differently. I make it differently depending on my mood and what is in the house. I too ofte add homemade salsa for flavor. I have also made green chili and white chili.

My friend adds corn but I don’t like it as an addition.
Darcyshannon is offline  
Old 01-23-2020, 06:54 AM
Power Poster
SusieQOH's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 10,691

I never liked it until my husband made it. He uses beef chunks and pinto beans.
I don't know what else he uses but it's fantastic.
I have to have grated cheese on mine though. Like cheddar or jack, something like that.
SusieQOH is offline  
Old 02-09-2020, 06:05 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: ranch near south texas coast
Posts: 139

Hunts has a can of tomatoes "for chile". Wonderful seasonings. I used it with venison, and once with cubed sirloin! Better the next day, if it lasts.
aashley333 is offline  
Old 02-09-2020, 08:21 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: North-East England
Posts: 680

Try adding a piece of diced chorizo sausage for even more flavour.
Moira in N.E. England is offline  
Old 02-09-2020, 08:50 AM
Super Member
juliasb's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Waterford Michigan
Posts: 2,703

I am not big on the tomatoes but I do use a homemade salsa for the diced tomatoes. I also use the kidney beans that I have canned myself and they are ready at the drop of a dime. I like your recipe thanks for sharing.
juliasb is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.