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Old 24.09.2015, 18:07
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Re: Looking for a great chilli con carne recipe please!

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You're all talking cobbers. This here is the definitive chilli con carne recipe as dictated to me by an old farmer in the highlands of Chiapas:

Chilli con Carne Ingredients:

4 llama steaks, one per person
3 tbsp cod liver oil
2 onions, peeled and finely chopped, then peeled again
2cm block of fresh root ginger, peeled and mashed with a silver spoon
23 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
Himalayan sea salt and black pepper
400g ripe tomatoes, chopped, peeled and carbonated
300ml heavy water
1 tsp garam masala
Cilantro stems

The following spices can be varied to your own personal taste, but the quantities given in the recipe must be followed exactly:

2–4 red chillies, finely chopped and feathered
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground turmeric
10 tsp hot chilli powder
6–8 curry leaves
Juice of half a melon

Preparing the chilli con carne:

Cut the llama into oblate spheres and put aside. Heat the oil and add the onions and cook until they start to get crispy which will be about 30 mins. Once the onions have started to burn add the chillies, the garlic and the ginger and cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Then add the turmeric, cumin, cilantro, curry leaves and chilli powder and leave to cook for a further hour or so.

In that time, season the llama you set aside earlier with the salt and pepper and add to the pan and cook, stirring the pan until the llama begins to go golden brown all over. It should have a texture like sun.

At this stage you’ll want to add the water and the chopped tomatoes and then bring to boil. Once the pan is boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer and cover the pan. Let it simmer for about 4 hours and add more water as needed if it begins to stick or the sauce becomes too dry – remember to stir well if you do need to add water. At the end of the 4 hours, stir in the garam masala and leave uncovered for another 30 mins, again taking care not to let it dry out.

When the cooking’s finished and you’re ready to serve the chilli con carne, garnish it with some cilantro stems and serve with chips.

Provecho!
Would it work as well with Alpaca instead of plain llama or would one have to add an extra teaspoon of tumeric to compensate?
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Old 24.09.2015, 22:08
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Re: Looking for a great chilli con carne recipe please!

I appear to have opened up a right ol' can of chili chilli hot stuff worms... Seriously, I was just wanting something that tasted a whole lot better than the stuff we had the other day!


So, I thank you all for your recipes, advice, general words of wisdom and chil(l)i related war word-fare.


A precis: I take some mince... a can of red kidney beans... tinned tomatoes...


http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandst...illi-con-carne
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Old 24.09.2015, 23:35
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Re: Looking for a great chilli con carne recipe please!

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Please, chili from Sweden?

Back on topic:



http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/fo...s-chili-355049

Delia

As a Texan, I approve of this post. It just needs some cheddar cheese and jalapenos added.


.... and maybe a bag of Fritos.....
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Old 25.09.2015, 00:15
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Love the idea of frying the kidney beans. Never heard of that, I'll have to try it!
You're married to him, with two spawn as well, so go for it!

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Old 25.09.2015, 09:42
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Thanks. Love the idea of frying the kidney beans. Never heard of that, I'll have to try it!
FYI the post you quoted was removed, and was simply a C&P from a Jamie Oliver recipe previously mentioned.
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Old 25.09.2015, 20:45
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Re: Looking for a great chilli con carne recipe please!

Lovely thread, I will attempt a recipe via Thermomix next weekend and report back
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Re: Looking for a great chilli con carne recipe please!

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here's a rather excellent chili con carne from Morocco:

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2...illi-marrakech

and an Indian style one:

http://www.spicesbites.com/chili-con...-indian-twist/
So you mean a Tajine and Curry
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Re: Looking for a great chilli con carne recipe please!

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Looks horrible. Must be disgusting.
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Re: Looking for a great chilli con carne recipe please!

Making chili tomorrow. Won't post my recipe here though as it's the Glowjupiter Chili and not the "The Way It Should Be Made According To ..." Chili

Today's dinner is pork chops with all the spices I own thrown in - wait and see how that turns out, gently roasting in the oven atm.
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Old 27.09.2015, 01:06
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Looks horrible. Must be disgusting.
I guess you don't actually cook anything yourself then?

Here's one we did some time back.

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Re: Looking for a great chilli con carne recipe please!

Some great tips and photos here. You know a dish is going to taste good when the oil separates out.

I can only add three things to what's already been said :
1) cocoa powder, but not so much that it becomes a discernible taste in its own right
2) freezing - if I've made one that's just too hot, and even if it's not, a couple of weeks in the freezer tempers the heat and seems to assist the flavours in melding and complimenting one another
3) jam - controversial, but I add a spoonful of a sweet jam or jelly, like plum to offset some of the bitterness and smooth things out. It's an abomination I know.

I don't think I've ever made two chillis the same, just never a bad one. Gave up on recipe-following a few years ago.
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Re: Looking for a great chilli con carne recipe please!

So...


I investigated a lot of recipes, took a lot of your collective advice on board and bit the bullet last week. The bullet tasted good so we made it again!


I used a LOT of cumin; curry powder, coriander, fresh chillis, chipotle paste, smoked paprika, garlic, salt, tomatoes (tinned and fresh) onions, peppers, tomato ketchup, dark chocolate and some malt vinegar.


Quantities vary: it turns out it really is just a matter of taste!


I did put kidney beans in it ... *whistles innocently whilst looking elsewhere...*
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Re: Looking for a great chilli con carne recipe please!

A Little late, but it might help...

RE smoked paprika - larger Coops have it. Look in the "ethnic" foods section, near the Portuguese stuff. This one is from Spain and is in the little red rectangular tin.

They only have the mild version. I know for sure that you can get the hot version at the Spanish store on Spalenring in Basel, and I think you can also get it at Jelmoli and/or Globus (but don't quote me).

For the record, it's great stuff. As is chipotle powder, which you can get at Jelmoli and (I think) at the Mexican store in ZH (El Mais).
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