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help me with my slow cooker chili

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lilmomma Oct 19, 2012 07:31 AM

I often make chili in the crock pot with some type of meat, (ie. boneless chicken thighs), can of corn, can of black beans, can of diced tomatoes and then added chopped onions and green peppers. I usually season with taco seasoning and some hot sauce. The kids and I used to love it, but now, I want to kick it up a notch. Can you give me some variations on the ingredients or seasonings to change it up a bit. Thanks.

  1. letsindulge Oct 19, 2012 10:24 AM

    Mole paste & Abuelita chocolate!

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      CDouglas Oct 19, 2012 08:40 AM

      Chuck (cubed or coarse ground)
      Onions
      Chile puree (ancho and New Mexico)
      Ro-Tel
      Lone Star
      Oregano
      Garlic powder
      Salt

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      1. re: CDouglas
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        lilmomma Oct 19, 2012 10:00 AM

        whats lone star?

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          CDouglas Oct 19, 2012 10:21 AM

          It is a light lager style beer from Texas.

          1. re: lilmomma
            TroyTempest Oct 19, 2012 10:23 AM

            Probably Lone Star beer. Formerly of San Antonio, now owned by Pabst.

          2. re: CDouglas
            TroyTempest Oct 19, 2012 10:19 AM

            No cumin? It's not chili without it.

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              ratbuddy Oct 19, 2012 10:26 AM

              Seconded.

              edit: I mean the cumin. Darn CH and wacky thread ordering.

              1. re: TroyTempest
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                CDouglas Oct 19, 2012 10:27 AM

                Right you are, I forgot that:

                Chuck (cubed or coarse ground)
                Onions
                Chile puree (ancho and New Mexico)
                Ro-Tel
                Lone Star
                Cumin
                Oregano
                Garlic powder
                Salt

                1. re: CDouglas
                  TroyTempest Oct 19, 2012 10:31 AM

                  That sounds a lot like my recipe (which is just a modification of Wick Fowler's 2 Alarm), except i usually use minced garlic. Sometimes beer, sometimes without.
                  I use canned tomatoes, but i bet Ro-tel are good in there.

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                    CDouglas Oct 19, 2012 10:47 AM

                    Ro-Tel really makes it for me. I could eat that stuff straight out of the can.

            2. Ruthie789 Oct 19, 2012 07:34 AM

              I make a vegetarian chili and something that helps to pop the flavours is the addition of lime juice.

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