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Meat Only Chilli

navigator4 May 16, 2013 08:29 AM

Anyone have any sugggestions for a meat only chilli (no beans)? And Allstonian is right, I should have been more specific, I want restaurant chilli suggestions. Thanks

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    akachochin May 16, 2013 08:35 AM

    You could go the whole hog and make New Mexico style carne adovada. Pork, lots of dried chilies, onion, garlic and salt. No added water, slow cooked for a couple of hours in the oven. Used more as a condiment than as a main course.

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      teezeetoo May 16, 2013 08:45 AM

      See recipe on Serious Eats. It's fabulous.

      1. Allstonian May 16, 2013 08:49 AM

        Are you looking for recipes (in which case this should be moved to the Home Cooking board) or for Boston-area restaurants that serve a meat-only chili?

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          navigator4 May 17, 2013 12:06 PM

          And Allstonian is right, I should have been more specific, I want restaurant chilli suggestions. Thanks

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            keith May 17, 2013 02:01 PM

            Pretty sure I've had a texas chili (made with brisket and NEVER with beans at All Star that was pretty good. Can't think of another beanless Chili I've seen in Boston.

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              HubFlyer May 17, 2013 10:35 PM

              This is the best (only) one I have found here. NYC has Manhattan Chili Company's "Real McCoy" in several locations down there, or you can find a very good copycat recipe if you wish to make it at home.

            2. digga May 17, 2013 02:50 PM

              Redbones definitely has Texas-style chili. B, my eating partner, spent many years at UT so we always notice when we see Texas-style around these parts. Of course, I can't remember any others at the moment. Will rack my puny brain.

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                digga May 30, 2013 06:52 PM

                I saw a beanless chili at Phoenix Landing last week. I didn't taste it, but I found that the food at PL is better than it has to be, at least at lunch. My fish tacos were tasty and huge. They used to have a seared tofu sandwich that was my go-to but it's no longer on the new menu.

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                ervin080275 May 18, 2013 05:34 AM

                Sidebar on Bromfield St in Downtown Crossing has a very good beanless chili

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                  phatchris May 18, 2013 06:13 AM

                  IIRC Sunset has a Texas Chili.

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                    kimfair1 May 28, 2013 12:06 PM

                    Haven't had it, but I noticed that they had Texas chili at Lone Star Taco Bar in Allston when I was there yesterday.

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