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Chilli, with beans or without?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Uncle Daddy, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Beans beans , there good for your heart .........
    The more you eat'em , the more you ................. wait , I'm sorry , we're family friendly here on the forum .... never mind
     
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  2. pilgrim

    pilgrim Country Gent

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    Jun 15, 2010
    Mississippi
    This NOT for diabetics !
     
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  3. Wulfgang

    Wulfgang Synchromatic

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  4. Henry

    Henry Friend of Fred

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    Good point. No, great point! Ground meat should be avoided for any long-cooking dish as the grinding breaks up the fibers and the cooking process drives out moisture, resulting in dry meat. Cut meat will retain the fiber structure, and therefore hold moisture better, and the long and slow cooking process will make those fibers less chewy.

    I like taking about meat almost as much as guitars. :)
     
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  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    The Wiki entry as to the origins are disappointing. 18th century, US army?

    Chili peppers are South-American in origin. We wouldn’t eat blisteringly spicy food in SE-Asia if it weren’t for persuasive Western trade skills a couple of centuries ago.
     
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  6. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

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    Persuasive Western trade skills = Gunboat diplomacy? ;)
     
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  7. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    The closest thing to cut-throat piracy, but hey, I don’t write history books. :)
     
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  8. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

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    The problem with History books is that they are always written by the winners/survivors. Also no writer ever let truth get in the way of a good story......
     
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  9. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Country Gent

    Jan 19, 2012
    Maldon UK
    I remember going to a Szechuan restaurant in Nanjing that did the hottest home-style eggplant on the face of the planet. Face numbingly hot.
     
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  10. russmack

    russmack Synchromatic

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    ballina australia
    Yep. With tacos, tortillas, rice, spaghetti or anything else other than ice-cream.

    It was pretty much my go-to as a bachelor.

    But that was thirty-plus years ago. Sometimes I sneak a dish in when Val's not watching.

    LOL Russ
     
  11. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

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  12. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

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    tappan ny
    A language all it's own ................... :p
     
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  13. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Beans = starch and carbs to me, so no.

    When I first got to the USA in the early 80s I was distressed to see people adding sugar to chili to 'take out some of the acid'...o_O

    In fact, since I've been on the low carb thing, I'm amazed at how much of USA foods taste sweet.
     
  14. Tinman46

    Tinman46 Country Gent

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    Dec 19, 2011
    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    Chili for me, and seems to be a common theme in the area I grew up, has a can of Heinz Beanz, a can of kidney beans and ground beef. Amongst the other ingredients.
    As a kid I hated the kidney beans and they always got separated to the edge of the plate. To me they tasted like rusty nails.
     
  15. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

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    Mar 6, 2011
    nj
    No beans in my chilli,
    And also if you own a hot dog joint, and don't off chilli, you are under suspicion.
     
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  16. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

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    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    I make chili often. It starts with turkey or beef.. 2 kinds of beans; kidney and black... and VEGGIES: peppers, onions, zucchini, carrots...it is a vegetarian chili....with meat!

    I like making meals that are complete within themselves.

    My meatloaf has kale in it too
     
  17. ronbo

    ronbo Gretschie

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    Both! Although I grew up eating "Chili Colorado" (very popular in New Mexico and Arizona...not Colorado) which uses pork instead of beef, no beans and has a little cocoa, cinnamon and cumin in it....super flavorful!

    Next we can talk about Chile Verde (Green Chile) - Denver has it's own special kind that is orange-ish and gravy like and is smothered on everything or eaten in a bowl. I make 3 different styles and if I don't have it once a week I start to get kinda cranky :mad:
     
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  18. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Black-beans for the german variant.
     
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  19. afire

    afire Country Gent

    Americans have been in love with black beans for the last 15-20 years, but chili seems to be one dish they haven't generally infiltrated. Pinto and kidney beans seem to be the norm in the vast majority of American chilis.
     
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  20. Bertotti

    Bertotti Synchromatic

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    Ah, chilli dogs with cheese and ketchup for me, God's gift to mans need to pass gas!
     
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