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#7136 June 25th, 2005 at 12:32 AM
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Why the name? It's simple. No really, anyone could make it. Even a man.

(It's tongue-in-cheek.)

1 Pound Ground Beef (leaner is better)
1 Can Red Gold Chili Ready Tomatoes
1 Can Brooks Hot and Spicy Chili Beans
1/3 to 1/2 Can Tomato Paste
1 to 2 Tablespoons La Sabroza Chipotle Salsa (it's like a smokey, sweet barbaque sauce)
1 to 2 Teaspoons of Franks Red Hot (it's mild)
A nickels worth or Salt, pepper and Chili Powder or so (it's about the size of a nickle when you pour it in your hand)

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In medium sauce pan, combine meat and salt and cook at medium temp until browned.

Add Tomato Paste, pepper and Chili Power; stir. Add Tomatoes, Beans, Chipotle and Hot Sauce; stir. Reduce heat, partially cover and let bubble slowly for about 20 minutes or so.

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It isn't hot, not a mile. I doubt it's healthy but you've got 20 minutes to whip up a salad or clean up some veggies to complement.

#7137 June 26th, 2005 at 01:04 AM
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I have to say, that sounds really good
in the fall and winter time....
YUMMMMMMMMMIE!!!!

That salsa sounds interesting too!!!!
I don't think I've ever seen that around here!

#7138 June 29th, 2005 at 02:45 AM
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I live in/near farm communities. One Grocery caters to the Mexican market. (It's a small chain that serves it's communities well.)

The Chipotle Salsa does makes it sing.

I grew up in a town of 3k. It now has 5k and three small speciality markets; Indian (Asian), Chinese and Mexican.

That's diversity on steroids!

#7139 June 29th, 2005 at 04:42 AM
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I LOVE SALSA..
So, it had sounded different...

And I like to make chili.
**Only I'm an almost total vegetarian
so, I quadriple up on the red beans,
and eat mostly those..
But I love the chili smokin' hot..
*actually just about everything I make,
home made is HOT***

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For the record, I love Frank's Red Hot. It is the most flavorful mild hot sauce that I have found. I use that in my hot wing sauce & a variety of other things.

As for chili, I go my own way. I am what you would consider an eclectic cook. I mix & add until it just tastes right. I like to use black beans rather than traditional chili beans.

I guess if I am going to recipize, I better start alist...

Amounts to your desire.
black beans
diced tomatoes
tomato sauce
tomato paste
minced garlic
diced onions
diced green pepper
sliced mushrooms
meat (I use Morningstar* veggy crumbles)
1 roasted habanero pepper minced (seeds included)
in a 3 gallon pot
chili powder (lots)
cumin (next most, but not alot)
cayenne pepper(if you skip the habanero)
black pepper
season salt (not a fan of straight salt)
celery seed
mustard powder
garlic powder (if you choose not to use minced garlic)

#7141 June 29th, 2005 at 03:32 PM
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Originally posted by weezie13:
I LOVE SALSA..
So, it had sounded different...

And I like to make chili.
**Only I'm an almost total vegetarian
so, I quadriple up on the red beans,
and eat mostly those..
But I love the chili smokin' hot..
*actually just about everything I make,
home made is HOT***
I make "man chili" meat free. Less salt and pepper. A little less chili powder.

I like chili hot enough to make me sweat, most people don't.

This is a tame chili.

It's an easy to make, fast to the table but tasty chili. (tabasco on the table works)

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If you use the entire can of tomato paste ... chili dogs! (just up the chili powder a touch)

#7142 June 29th, 2005 at 03:50 PM
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Originally posted by RugbyHukr:
For the record, I love Frank's Red Hot. It is the most flavorful mild hot sauce that I have found.


As for chili ... sliced mushrooms
I like Frank's. It's the taste, not the heat.

Shrooms are an interesting twist. I've always viewed them as a meat substitute but I'm not a big fan of canned so I'd be inclined to think it is not "man chili" material.

Still, I'll give fresh sliced a try.

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**RugbyHukr,

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For the record, I love Frank's Red Hot.
I could drink it as a cocktail almost..
I too like the flavor...
Just a quick wing sauce with it and some butter melted...TAST~EEEEE...

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I like to use black beans rather than traditional chili beans.
I have never had a black bean....
I'm so chicken to taste one...
***Are they around the same taste as the kidney beans??***

***LMT,

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I make "man chili" meat free.
What do you substitute the "BEEF" part of a meatless chili with to make it?? Curious???

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I like chili hot enough to make me sweat, most people don't
I even make my
homemade Spaghetti sauce HOT!!!!

#7144 June 29th, 2005 at 10:35 PM
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Originally posted by weezie13:

***LMT,

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I make "man chili" meat free.
What do you substitute the "BEEF" part of a meatless chili with to make it?? Curious???
I searched online for "meatless" chili. I bristle at imitation meat. If you don't eat meat, why do you imitate it? I found the Turkey based meatless chili's funny. Turkey isn't meat? I settled on the idea of beans.

Real chili doesn't have beans. Beans were added as a protein sustitute by homes that couldn't afford meat. If you can replace some of the meat with beans, why not all? Black beans, great northern, whatever ... maybe two cans of kidney's.

I use the same recipe but leave out the meat and most of the salt. Chili powder and, to a lessor extent, pepper are added to offset tomato paste so it's to taste based on thickness.

I should point out that I use black and red pepper about 50/50.

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maybe two cans of kidney's
I use 4 and have thought about using more..

One of these days, I'm going to be brave
enough to buy a can of black beans and keep
a seperate pan and try it....

I'm workin' up to it!!!

#7146 June 29th, 2005 at 11:21 PM
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Four cans? That's a lot of fiber. wink

#7147 June 30th, 2005 at 12:35 AM
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thumbup grinnnn You betchya!!!!

#7148 June 30th, 2005 at 01:59 AM
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You changed your avatar. Does it mean you are as much of a lunatic as I am? wavey

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ME???????????
Change my Avatar??
Haven't changed it from the day I picked it..
*Sounds like thar's a Hill~Billy song thar* wink!

I love outer space..
I am trying to get my kids interested in it..
They're likin' it pretty good, not insanely
or anything..
We have some binoculars and a telescope we go
out looking at the skies with..

I started a post down in Banter Hall or Crafts and Hobbies, *oh gosh, I forgotttt where now*
but somewhere's about the 3 planets all aligning
this week...

But I reconize the enormity of being here compared to out there, YIKES!!!
We have a couple other sky watchers here,
TomR, Njoynit, Michele, Meg, etc...
if you go to the Archives and see... theres' some posts about outer space..
I have a friend that's into it big time, he's
our computer dude.....

#7150 June 30th, 2005 at 02:40 AM
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#7151 June 30th, 2005 at 02:55 AM
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Do me a great big favor?????
Copy and paste that info
and post it in the Hobbies Section...
*Keep it off the chili post here* wink~wink!!!

And I'll come back and delete this part
and put a link to your new post on the
bottom of my last post...
CONFUSED??? heheheehehe...

Okie~Dokie!!! thumbup

P/S Very Cool pic's from what I peaked at...
but I'm out slavin' in my veggie garden, STILL!!!
Can you believe that???
I'll be back in, when I get pooped again!!!

#7152 June 30th, 2005 at 08:02 AM
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Black beans, I think, have the best flavor of all beans.

They are used in alot of gourmet dishes & in salsas & corn chips.

Almost every store has a salsa labled "Black Bean Salsa" or "Black Bean & Corn Salsa".

I have had "Black Bean Tortilla Chips". I have not ever seen any other "bean chips".

When restaraunts make gourmet salads, there is usually one or more that have black beans as an ingredient.

I suggest that you try them.

And if anyone is interested...

The 10 most healthful beans in order.
1 soybean
2 pinto
3 garbanzo
4 lentils
5 cranberry
6 black-eyed peas
7 pink
8 navy
9 black
10 small white

honorable mention : kidney, lima & split peas

#7153 July 1st, 2005 at 06:40 AM
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Soybeans contain a significant quantity of estrogen-like compounds called
Seriously, google "soybeans estrogen" and you'll know why I would never put them in "man chili".

#7154 July 1st, 2005 at 11:02 AM
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Soybeans have a myth about them too!!!
About being so good for you....
I've read about alot of it and it being bad for you....
Google "Soy and Babies"
Throid problems, brain problems..
Don't even get me started on that one..
My kid's allergic to Milk and no doct's
can agree on anything as far as info goes... mad frown

#7155 July 2nd, 2005 at 12:51 AM
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I did look into it.

** I don't eat alot of soya. That info was in one of my health books. **

I like to check the Snopes(debunker of internet urban legends) site for possible true/false, when it comes to things found on the NET. And, this is what they say.

bad soya

It seems that bad soya is byproduct tofu & not the bean itself. I will research further.

#7156 July 2nd, 2005 at 08:45 AM
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I haven't just heard just one thing...

but I've heard it several times over..
They've had it on a few Dctr, questions..
soooooo who's to believe...?

I've talked with my Ped about it,
I still am not 100% sure either way!!!

#7157 July 7th, 2005 at 12:08 PM
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From your link Rugby, "However, soy (or soya, if you will) has its dark side: it has a weak estrogen effect, and its long-term effects on breast cancer are not known." Weak or not, estrogen does not fit "man chili". That was my only point.

#7158 July 8th, 2005 at 08:31 PM
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I would not use it in chili at all. As I stated earlier, I use black beans. I just wanted to list the most healthful (allegedly) legumes for any who were interested.

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Don't guess you folks could take real Texas chili could you. when we want beans we cook beans when we want chili we cook chili. Start with at least a pound of lean chili grind beef add Elk,Bear Antelope or Deer if you can. Also can use ferril Hog or Javalina( I have also used Rattle Snake meat). Chop up plenty of onion's, at least one pound of Jalapeno's and a pound of Habanero for flavor. Add two or three tomatillo's(sp) which is a green Mexican tomato. Peel the shuck off wash real good dice or mince. Two oz of Black or Deep Red Chili powder or about a palm full I use two so it will be good. Add cumino about an oz.,cayene pepper about a hand full. Forgot add four cloves of fresh garlic minced cook slowly for about two hours.Add salt and pepper to taste serve with Tobasco to set it off and Tortillo's. You can use Trotillo chips also.
Jimmy


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