Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-12-2007, 05:36   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Orleans
Boat: Nomoboat -- yay Gustav ;)
Posts: 248
Send a message via AIM to drew.ward
It's Cold - Chili Time!

It's that time of the year in most places where it's pretty cool again. For those of us not lucky enough to be staring at a beach or palm tree right now, I thought it'd be fun to share our chili recipes.

I like chili for winter and also for a boat because it's easy to make, can be left cooking for days and not hurt it, and is a good protein-rich way of warming your soul when the wind blows.

Here's my recipe, it's really easy and freezes or refrigerates/microwaves really well:

1-2 lbs of salt pork (uncut bacon -- fatty)
2 lbs stew beef (or goulasch whatever you call it -- chunks)
2 lbs ground beef

4-6 onions
5-10 peppers (whatever kind you like, just not so spicy you can't eat it)
1 bulb of garlic (that's right, not just a clove the whole thing)

2-3 cans of tomatoes
1 can of corn

cornstarch or corn meal

salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, curry, paprika, hot sauce, worcestershire sauce, boulion

Cut the salt pork into cubes and cook in a big pot over low heat. You want to render as much fat out as possible. Once you have a nice pool of fat add chopped vegies, cook until onions are clear. Add stew beef and ground beef and cook it stirring regularly. You just want to get the meat done but not cooked fully. Add corn (with water), tomatoes and about 2 cans of water. Add spices.

you'll need about half to 2/3 a normal cheapo spice bottle of chili powder and cumin (equal parts and don't skimp on these). The rest in all to taste, just a little of the worcestershire sauce (optional) and not more than a tablespoon of the curry. There's not too much spice in the chili powder, so if you want it hotter add more pepper (black, cayenne, whatever) and however many splashes of hot sauce you want (don't use tobasco or you'll have chili that tastes like a bottle of tobasco). The boulion just adds a little body to it if your beef is really lean.

Cook for min 1 hour, stirring regularly. Add some corn starch mixed in half a cup of water or just half a cup of corn meal after it's cooked for 45 mins or so. This will thicken it up to the right consistency (it's also what the corn does).

It's best after it's cooked for about 3 hours. Be warned that if you cook it inside your boat you'll be smelling chili for a day.

Makes enough for about 10-15 good sized bowls. Lasts for up to 2 weeks in the fridge or a year in the freezer.

And no, it doesn't have beans, rice or any of that other stuff in it.
drew.ward is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2007, 19:58   #2
Registered User
RaptorDance's Avatar

Join Date: May 2006
Location: On Board - Currently - Heading back to SF Bay from Mexico.
Boat: Valiant 50 - Raptor Dance
Posts: 196
Images: 2
Send a message via Skype™ to RaptorDance
This one's a lot more complex, but it wins contests!

Hi Drew (and the folks on the board) -

You recipe looks tasty and easy to make.

Ours is a lot more complex, but we just won the Chili Cook off here at the Vallarta Yacht Club in Banderas Bay.

So far, in the last year, we've entered 3 chili cook offs and won all three!

Our recipe is posted on our website at Blog of the Sailing Vessel Raptor Dance: Raptor Red Chili - Version 2.0 - The Winner in Paradise

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0520_edited-1.jpg
Views:	98
Size:	33.3 KB
ID:	2187  
SV Raptor Dance - Valiant 50 #107
Bill Finkelstein & Mary Mack
RaptorDance is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hate the cold? cat man do General Sailing Forum 4 18-02-2007 05:11
cold weather Scott k Liveaboard's Forum 10 06-03-2006 15:08
COLD or FLU? GordMay Health, Safety & Related Gear 0 03-11-2005 03:19
Cold Beer ? GordMay Provisioning: Food & Drink 0 03-06-2005 09:55
It could be cold tonight, but we are going to do it! irwinsailor Great Lakes 8 06-04-2003 05:48

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:58.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.