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Chili–So Many Flavors

Submitted by: patrice on January 26, 2011
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Chili--So Many Flavors

We planted some of our late season crops in our market garden late fall. I had the job of riding the water wheel planter and placing the new plants on the arm of the machine so it could plant them in the ground. Midway through our work, my husband yells …

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We planted some of our late season crops in our market garden late fall. I had the job of riding the water wheel planter and placing the new plants on the arm of the machine so it could plant them in the ground. Midway through our work, my husband yells from the tractor, ‚ÄúA bowl of chili sure sounds good.” I agreed, but I wasn’t too sure how chili, or anything else, could be made with me farming. It seems that cooler weather makes my family request chili.


It is commonly thought that chili originated in Mexico, but it is more likely to have been brought to Texas by the Spanish people. I understand that true Texas chili has only meat, chili peppers and spices. Texas may be known for chili, but it must share that distinction with other places. Many of us have heard of Cincinnati chili–it’s a thinner chili that’s served over pasta with raw onions, cheese, and beans on top. Louisiana boasts a chili, too–I’ve never had it, but I understand that it has black beans, Cajun seasoning, and pork or a mixture of ground beef and sausage. I’ve heard that people in Springfield, Illinois spell it chilli. Is that right?

Folks have tailored chili to their own taste. There is white chili–made with turkey or chicken and often doesn’t have the tomato base. There’s chili verde–made with pork, chicken broth, and spices, but no tomatoes. Vegetarian chili is an option for those who don’t eat meat. Hot dogs, at ball games or other events, can be topped with chili. I think you’ve all heard of a chili dog.

There are many chili cook-offs held throughout the United States each year. Judging leans towards entries that are unique or just plain HOT! Some of the ingredients that make it unique are corn, tomatillos, chorizo, beer, cinnamon, coffee, cocoa, and a variety of beans. You can make your chili mild or spicy, depending on your preference. Chili peppers seem to be the universal ingredient, regardless of which recipe is used.

There are many recipes for chili on Farm Bell Recipes in many forms:

A Pot of Chili


Brown-Beer Deer Chili


Texas Chili



Craig’s Deer Chili

Crockpot Texas Chili

Dad’s Chili

Dede’s Chili

Dede’s Chili for a Crowd

Hunter’s Chili

White Chicken Chili


Find all of the chili recipes here.


Try one soon, and don’t forget the cornbread!

Cornbread


Sour-Cream Cornbread


Quick Cornbread


Cornbread


Back of the Box Cornbread



3-Layer Cornbread


Find all the cornbread recipes here.


Let me know any new twists on this old favorite that your family might enjoy!


Patrice blogs at Everyday Ruralty.



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  1. 1-26
    12:20
    pm

    Oooh, so much Chili, we love it at our house. Try the Cowboy Eggs recipe with Cornbread, Chili, and Fried Eggs and cheese on top for a hearty breakfast with Chili. The Brown Beer Deer Chili, I’ve got to try that one! It’s making me hungry ūüôā

  2. 1-26
    1:27
    pm

    Yum! I’ve been looking for a good white bean chicken chili recipe. I’m gonna try this one this weekend.

    The secret ingredient for chili is freshly ground coriander seed… Putting a couple teaspoons of that in with the rest of the spices makes awesome chili. Guess it’s not a secret any longer.;)

  3. 1-26
    1:55
    pm

    I am from Springfield, IL area. We do spell it “chilli”.

  4. 1-26
    3:38
    pm

    One of the best variations on chili that we ever had here was a white chili we made using the stock from cooking a turkey breast in the crockpot, adding some of that turkey back in, using all green chilis, with some cominos, yellow tomatoes, fresh jalapenos, etc. Turned out really well, but we’ll never be able to replicate it!

    Nice post! It’s so much fun to see the many ways folks make chili.

  5. 1-26
    5:34
    pm

    If my chili is a might too acidic, I put a little bit of chocolate in it. You can’t really taste the chocolate but it adds something to it.I told my sister-in-law that several years ago. Being from San Antonio, she was very skeptical until she sent me an article about the winning chili in a cook off. Yep, you guessed it, secret ingredient: semi-sweet chocolate chips!

  6. 1-27
    12:23
    am

    Very nicely done Patrice! Thanks for posting the cornbread links along with the chili links.

    Oh brother, now I want cornbread!

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