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Old 10-21-2017, 11:05 AM   #1
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I am doing a chili cook off tonight. I just found out about it. Lol

Gonna make pronghorn antelope chili. Anyone have and special secrets to make cook off chili


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Old 10-21-2017, 11:08 AM   #2
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Old 10-21-2017, 11:08 AM   #3
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The secret is don't put beans in it
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I am doing a chili cook off tonight. I just found out about it. Lol

Gonna make pronghorn antelope chili. Anyone have and special secrets to make cook off chili


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Old 10-21-2017, 11:12 AM   #5
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After i brown the meat i kind of brown the tomato paste in the grease mixing it together before i put it in the chili
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Old 10-21-2017, 11:37 AM   #6
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Old 10-21-2017, 11:40 AM   #7
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Old 10-21-2017, 11:44 AM   #8
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For goodness sake, no beans!
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Old 10-21-2017, 11:44 AM   #9
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Do things in pairs!

Use ground and cubed meat, two varieties of peppers, if you use onion only put half in for the whole cook time, add the other half just prior to serving. Having the complementing pairs changes up the texture/flavor of the chili and is generally well received!

Also use beans, but only if you use two different kinds
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Old 10-21-2017, 11:45 AM   #10
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Old 10-21-2017, 11:48 AM   #11
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Do things in pairs!

Use ground and cubed meat, two varieties of peppers, if you use onion only put half in for the whole cook time, add the other half just prior to serving. Having the complementing pairs changes up the texture/flavor of the chili and is generally well received!

Also use beans, but only if you use two different kinds
This is what I do.. the peppers i use are jalapenos and pablanos...chop 3 jalapenos saute 2 of them with onions and garlic 3rd goes in when I bring the liquid to a boil. The pablanos go into the boil whole (2 or 3 of them) and say until chili is done.
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Old 10-21-2017, 12:09 PM   #12
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Old 10-21-2017, 12:09 PM   #13
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Cilantro...put a tied bunch in while cooking and pull out when done

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Old 10-21-2017, 12:09 PM   #14
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The secret is don't put beans in it


Best advice ever!


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Old 10-21-2017, 12:09 PM   #15
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Cilantro...put a tied bunch in while cooking and pull out when done

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That's interesting
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Old 10-21-2017, 12:11 PM   #16
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Don't use pronghorn antelope!
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Old 10-21-2017, 12:18 PM   #17
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Don't put any dam chili powder in it!
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Old 10-21-2017, 12:18 PM   #18
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Don't use pronghorn antelope!


Lol why?


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Old 10-21-2017, 12:31 PM   #19
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Stinky billiegoat is an acquired taste


Ya, I've had it before. And if it has to be prepared a certain way to make it edible......
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Old 10-21-2017, 12:39 PM   #20
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Stinky billiegoat is an acquired taste





Ya, I've had it before. And if it has to be prepared a certain way to make it edible......


If you ask a lot of people it is their favorite game meat. I made some chili the other day and it was really good


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Old 10-21-2017, 12:43 PM   #21
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Pronghorn is good eats. A little rich, but good flavor.
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Old 10-21-2017, 12:43 PM   #22
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Use some elk meat, if you have some.
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Old 10-21-2017, 12:53 PM   #23
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One I picked up from Cajun Blake. Instead of tomato sauce use Zing Zang Bloody Mary mix.
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Old 10-21-2017, 12:56 PM   #24
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If you ask a lot of people it is their favorite game meat. I made some chili the other day and it was really good
as long as the antelope doesn't have a strong "sage" taste, go ahead and use it
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Old 10-21-2017, 12:56 PM   #25
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Only secret I have for a cookoff is to blend all ingredients besides meat. Around here they like a smoothe texture for some odd reason. I prefer big chunks of veggies, but that will lose every time around here.

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Old 10-21-2017, 12:58 PM   #26
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Put about 3/4 seasonings and spices in at beginning. Add the rest last 20-30 minutes. Expecially if you want it hot. The longer you cook peppers the milder they become. So put them in towards the last.

Also don't get to far away from chilli Too many people get too wired and it turns into a 2 gallon pot of uneatable $&@%. Examples I've seen:dill seed, Hershey bar,Carmel,rosemary
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Old 10-21-2017, 12:59 PM   #27
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Old 10-21-2017, 02:02 PM   #28
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Old 10-21-2017, 02:37 PM   #29
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For the love of all things sacred, please don't ruin it with some dang frijoles.
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Old 10-21-2017, 02:42 PM   #30
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Only secret I have for a cookoff is to blend all ingredients besides meat. Around here they like a smoothe texture for some odd reason. I prefer big chunks of veggies, but that will lose every time around here.

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I like that idea. My first batch I cooked was the “lazy man recipe.”
And it won our company contest.

Guess that says something about me?
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Old 10-21-2017, 03:41 PM   #31
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Ok so i went with 1 pound of ground pronghorn and one package of hind quarter steaks cubed small.. I browned that with onion, garlic and jalapeno. Added 1 cup of wine and some diced tomatoes and all the spices.. we will see how it turns out
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Old 10-21-2017, 06:19 PM   #32
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I add sweet potato to mine.
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Old 10-21-2017, 06:48 PM   #33
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I got third place at my kids school. Never entered a contest before. I threw all sorts of stuff in that chili except beans. My secret ingredient was tobacco jalapeño jelly.
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My wife has a secret recipe and won 1st place a few weeks ago AND HER RECIPE USES BEANS.

So throw out the "dont use beans" theory5
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Old 10-21-2017, 06:51 PM   #35
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probally to late for you now,

Get with Blake and get his chili mix, follow his directions and win. Pretty easy

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Old 10-21-2017, 06:54 PM   #36
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Old 10-21-2017, 08:19 PM   #37
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Man we did that Arrowpilot Chili at the lease 2 weekends ago (look in the recipes thread) and it won a gold trophy at our lease. There were only two of us there and it won more like a gold colored piece of scrap metal but you make do with what you got.
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Vinnie, don’t put too much onions in the sauce.
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Old 10-21-2017, 09:37 PM   #39
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Well I got second place out of 11-12 chili’s not bad for stinky speed goat


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Old 10-21-2017, 10:29 PM   #41
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if you ever do some reading on where chili came from and what it had in it, it all most always had beans in it
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I know this is late, but I like to put a nice huge spoon of creamy peanut butter in mine. Thickens it up, and you get a slight peanut butter taste.

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Old 10-21-2017, 10:36 PM   #43
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as long as the antelope doesn't have a strong "sage" taste, go ahead and use it
Only antelope I've tasted was strongly sage flavored.
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Old 10-22-2017, 12:20 AM   #44
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Please, tell me why everyone thinks chili shouldn't have beans in it... And why chili with beans is Yankee chili. Where did this come from?
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Please, tell me why everyone thinks chili shouldn't have beans in it... And why chili with beans is Yankee chili. Where did this come from?
It came from the owners of the rock and cedar tree eating, starving to death cattle up in the hill country.
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Old 10-22-2017, 08:08 AM   #47
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Please, tell me why everyone thinks chili shouldn't have beans in it... And why chili with beans is Yankee chili. Where did this come from?
Because it ain't chili anymore. It's now called soup.
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Neither of the 2 pronghorns I've killed were strongly sage flavored, they were as good as whitetail.
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To me chili without beans is boring.


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Because it ain't chili anymore. It's now called soup.
Soup or meat sauce....Take your pick


If adding beans to your chili makes it soup.....you're doing it wrong
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