Saturday, December 18, 2010

Day 347: Sweet Chili

Good Morning Readers, This is Randy and Arlana  reporting in from Stockton, Utah. We made some more of that award winning chili today. We took it to a family function we had with the kids. This recipe I copied from the Idos site a while ago, when they had the old server up. It is from Rob Love, I think he had won some awards with it also. But if not we sure have, every time we enter it, we always get request for the recipe, which we gladly give it out. We have tweeted it out a little, and every time it usually is different by a little, because we are always trying out some more tweets on it. It is such an easy and good basic recipe, you can tweet it to be hot, mild, or sweet and sour. So with that being said, I guess on with the recipe.

Rob's Sweet Chili :

12" dutch oven

2 1/2 Pounds of browned Hamburger
1  pound of Bacon ( Cut into bite sized pieces then cooked)
1  28oz can of Home Style Baked Beans
2  15 oz cans of Pork and Beans
1  14 oz of Kidney beans ( large Red beans)
1  14oz of some other bean ( I like to use Black beans)
2  14 oz of Stewed Italian Styled tomatoes

In a  separate bowl mix together:
 1 cup of Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup of cider vinegar
1/4 of a bottle of BBQ sauce
1 teaspoon of garlic salt
1 teaspoon of ground mustard

To assemble:

After browning the meat and bacon, throw everything in the dutch oven, let it simmer, for a 1-2 hours usually, because it becomes alot thicker, as the liquid will be steam  out. It can  be served after simmering for 30 minutes if needed. That is the way Rob does it.

Now for the tweets I have done.
1 onion diced and put in bottom of the dutch oven
1 green pepper diced and put in bottom of the dutch oven
1 pound of Bacon ( I usually use the Hickory smoke, or the Maple syrup bacon, or cut 1/2 lbs from both.)
3 or 4 Tablespoons of saved Bacon grease.
So with 2 rings of  charcoal under the dutch oven I cook the bacon, onions and peppers.
Then I throw in the hamburger and brown it. Remove from charcoals, Drain the grease off.
Remove 1 ring of charcoal from the bottom. And put it on the top of the lid.
Add 2-3 Table spoons of hickory Smoke, and mix in
Add  about 1/2 bottle of Aunt Jemima Country Rich maple Syrup stir in
Add about 1/2 to 3/4 bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's Hickory & Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce
Add 1 tsp of spicy brown mustard instead of the ground mustard.
Add 1 can of Bushes Bold & Spicy Beans
Add 1 can of Bushes Country Style Beans

To assemble:

Mix all together, and let simmer, the longer it simmers the better it is. I don't steam out all of the water. Just on low heat 1 ring on bottom and 1/2 ring on top skipping every other one.

Finished Product

The Review :

The family thinks this one is a keeper, it such an easy basic recipe, with all the beans coming out of cans, instead of soaking them for hours and changing the water etc. You can kick it up a notch with some hot peppers, and some cans of hot or mild tomatoes, hatches chilies, or go sweet and sour it up with pineapple juice, and brown sugar, and few pineapple chucks, or use your favorite or make your own barbecue sauce. We give it a "A" 

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