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Another chili thread...

yossarian22 | Apr 1, 201205:03 PM

I know there are a thousand chili threads already but I'm looking for some specific advice..

I've been experimenting with my chili and I've gotten it pretty decent I think but I'm looking to try and get that really deep, smoky flavor, with a little bit of tangy sweetness.

I make mine without beans... just a personal choice. I just don't like the texture of beans in my chili.

I season and brown ground chuck, then saute onions, green peppers and garlic in oil and brown sugar.

Throw all of that in a big pot and add fire-roasted crushed tomatoes and then add chili pepper, oregano, and cumin and then beer (bock is what I seem to like best) and chipotles in adobo (i pour in some of the adobo sauce for heat.)

I've been experimenting with adding coffee/cocoa/simi-sweet choc chips.

Anyway the flavor is pretty good but it's just not very smoky and complex.

Any ideas? I don't have a meat smoker. I've also been trying to add brisket meat too but it keeps coming out too tough.

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