View Full Version : What chilies do you like in your chili?
12-02-2009, 06:59 PM
Personally, when I make chili, I like to stay away from the chili powder in favor of fresh chilies.
My favorite is the red chili pepper. (Sorry, forget the real name.)
What are yours?
12-02-2009, 07:03 PM
Anchos, cascabels, chipotles, serranos, habaneros.
12-02-2009, 07:13 PM
Hatch green (Anaheim).
12-02-2009, 07:59 PM
Ancho, chipotle, perhaps jalapeno, and hot (or sweet) smoked paprika (ground red pepper). Also green bell pepper.
12-02-2009, 08:09 PM
Serrano, habanero (both home grown), Anaheim, paprika, and maybe some Asian Death peppers. But I still use chili powder (Gebhardt's, the original chili powder. Accept no other.).
12-02-2009, 08:57 PM
Ancho, serrano, guajillo, chili pequin, paprika, and jalapeno. I like chipotles but think they are too smoky for my style of chili.
12-02-2009, 09:28 PM
When I've made chili, I've used jalapenos, but I could maybe go with something just a little bit hotter. You need some of the actual pepper flavor in addition to the heat, and it seems kind of silly to use a really hot pepper if you're just going to cut it with bells.
12-02-2009, 11:00 PM
Ancho, guajillo, cascabel, and cayenne. Roast them all together along with some comino, grind it all up, and you have a chili powder that can't be beat. You also have a runny nose and burning eyes but a good pot of chili is worth the discomfort.
12-02-2009, 11:20 PM
Ancho, pasilla, guajillo, and morita (or chipotle, dried). I also like a little bit of pequin or habanero in it, too, but those first four are my musts.
edit: I should add, those are all the dried chile additions. For the fresh chiles, I like serranos and/or habaneros, as well as some milder poblanos and maybe banana peppers.
12-03-2009, 07:30 AM
If I make a chili with one chile, it's Ancho.
Two, and it's usually Guajillo-Pasilla.
Three, and it's Guajillo-Pasilla-de Arbol.
Which reminds me: I've got five pounds of venison sitting in my freezer earmarked for chili...
12-03-2009, 11:49 AM
dried chiles - chipotle - I like the smokiness
fresh chiles - jalapeno - I like the grassy green flavor it brings
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