The three key ingredients to good chili.....

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1 - No
2 - If that's your jam I guess
3 - Maybe. I usually reserve that for leftover burritos

Grape jelly does make some good ass meatballs though.
 

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I’ve seen a recipe that uses a few chocolate chips. That might be a step too far for me though. I swear by the grape jelly though. Not a lot.... just a bit.
 

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Grape jelly does make some good ass meatballs though.
Grape jelly chili sauce meatballs is my friends wife's go to to bring to parties/cookouts. It was explained to me that I have to not touch them until we know everybody has had a shot at them before I move on them like a bitch.

As for chili, no fucking beans, anything else is fine.
 

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Grape jelly chili sauce meatballs is my friends wife's go to to bring to parties/cookouts. It was explained to me that I have to not touch them until we know everybody has had a shot at them before I move on them like a bitch.

As for chili, no fucking beans, anything else is fine.
Lol. It's one of my go to's too :)
 

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I've never heard of the grape jelly use. Adding brown sugar reduces the acidity, is the grape jelly used for that?
 

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Are the fritos like a topping? If so, I'm not going to count that as an key ingredient. And if you are counting toppings/sides as a 'key' ingredient than everyone here knows the answer would be a cinnamon roll. Not fucking shit corn chips
With Chili...Corn chips > cinnamon rolls
 

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Are the fritos like a topping? If so, I'm not going to count that as an key ingredient. And if you are counting toppings/sides as a 'key' ingredient than everyone here knows the answer would be a cinnamon roll. Not fucking shit corn chips
You put the Fritos as your base and dump the chili on top.
 

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You put the Fritos as your base and dump the chili on top.
So it's a part of the serving recommendation and not a chili ingredient?

I thought u were suggesting using fritos in the chili like ppl use cracker meal to add heft. That is an interesting concept to me, adding crushed up fritos to the actual chili.
 

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My key three ingredients for my church chili cook off award winning recipe are:

Dried:
Guajillo
Arbol
Ancho

Reconstituted in beer and pureed in the liquid, instead of dumping a bunch of stale ass chili powder on the beef.

Three ingredients beyond that which might be unconventional I guess are:

Allspice
Clove
Bakers chocolate

All in very minute measures.
 

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I use crushed up unsalted tortilla chips at the bottom of the bowl, Fritos have too much salt. Cheese, sour cream, and diced onions on top.

But really, no fucking beans.
 

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I use crushed up unsalted tortilla chips at the bottom of the bowl, Fritos have too much salt. Cheese, sour cream, and diced onions on top.

But really, no fucking beans.
Beans are maybe a topping MAYBE for us. I wouldn't put them in my chili. I want the same chili to top hotdogs or for chilitos or even for putting under easy over eggs 4 brekkie. Beans would ruin that for me and my desired texture profile.
 

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Beans are maybe a topping MAYBE for us. I wouldn't put them in my chili. I want the same chili to top hotdogs or for chilitos or even for putting under easy over eggs 4 brekkie. Beans would ruin that for me and my desired texture profile.
Outstanding, put the beans on the side as an option like diced raw onions.
 

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My key three ingredients for my church chili cook off award winning recipe are:

Dried:
Guajillo
Arbol
Ancho

Reconstituted in beer and pureed in the liquid, instead of dumping a bunch of stale ass chili powder on the beef.

Three ingredients beyond that which might be unconventional I guess are:

Allspice
Clove
Bakers chocolate

All in very minute measures.
You boil dried chilies in beer to reconstitute them?

Also, the hatch chili thing gets throne around a lot, but if you can find real ones where you are, they are actually a thing. Like a whole other level.
 

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You boil dried chilies in beer to reconstitute them?

Also, the hatch chile thing gets throne around a lot, but if you can find real ones where you are, they are actually a thing. Like a whole other level.
fify

We are talking about chili, not chile. There is a difference.

Although I imagine some reconstituted Hatch red chile pods would work great in @HeHateMe chili recipe as well.
 

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You boil dried chilies in beer to reconstitute them?

Also, the hatch chili thing gets throne around a lot, but if you can find real ones where you are, they are actually a thing. Like a whole other level.
I was wondering how they are reconstituted too.
They have Hatch's around here (Chicago area) at Jewel. On Saturdays, some of them have giant roasters in front and they sell them by the box/case.
 
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