help, chilli con wrong!

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  1. Littleslimmingbee

    Littleslimmingbee Gold Member

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    Hey girls. Tried to make chilli without a shwartz packet.. and its all gone tits up..

    i went on lifelineonline.. and followed that, only prob being i didnt have paprika. but it tastes oober boring... i dont have many herbs and spices as its end of week and they all need replaceing..


    help me..... xxxxx
     
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    I always find it can be a bit boring if i dont use packet (awful!!) i did one the other day though.. it was a bit tasteless but i put some worcester sauce in... that definately helped... and some beef stock...

    hope it works out hun xx
     
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    I normally put fresh chillis, lots of chilli powder, paprika or mexican spice mix in mine...i like it very hot though! have you got any tabasco? that could help...
     
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    Fresh chillies, paprika and chilli powder will all help to zing it up Fern, Failing that could you turn it into a bolognaise?
     
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    i use a real chilli, garlic, 2 tsp chilli powder and a tin of tomatoes and a bit of tom puree, there will still be somthing missing which is paprika but it is definately edible
     
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    I never use a packet.

    The 'chilli' flavour doesn't come from the chillies...the secret ingredient is cumin powder. You don't really need paprika - it does help but believe me, it's the cumin that will make it taste really like a chilli.
    If you've got chillies and chilli powder whack that in too, obviously.

    How many times can I get the word chilli into this post?! :D
     
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    You beat me to it... Cumin. Definitely. And oregano. Chopped green peppers give it a nice flavour too.
     
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    I always use a packet too. My one attempt at making it myself was awful. I have the extra hot chilli con carne packet and oh my god, it is fairly HOT!!!!!!!! I love it though x x x x x
     
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    Many thanks everyone, for the advice on making chilli from 'scratch'....I am actually enjoying getting back down to 'basic's' and following a recipe - It has been too easy to open a jar of 'cook in sauce in the past'.

    Good luck with your Chilli Fern. X
     
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    I made a chilli tonight, I put, garlic,tomatoes, chilli powder in then I put a good splash of worchester sauce in as a friend did this in her chilli. It was still missing something so I got the swchartz seasoning out and they do put cumin in and sugar so I add cumin and splenda oh, and a splash of balsamic vinegar and a bit of cinammon,it was very tasty!
     
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    Always make mine from scratch too, syns are for more interesting things , like wine!
     
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    I use chilli flakes, chilli powder, cumin & ground corriander, yummy x
     
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    You might already know this but I found out at weigh in this week that the 2 min microwave rice packets are a minimum of 2 syns each, its because of the oils used to stop the rice from drying out and exploding, myself and most of our members we really shocked, I hadn't even thought of it. Im completely addicted to chilli still, my fella is now fed up with it, im limited to once a week now :-( lol

    Xxx
     
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    haha im limited to once a week too :( lol

    Alright ladies, well i stuck lots of cumin in! and it did turn into a chilli tasting mix in the end! .. if i keep working at it i think it'd be okay lol


    thanks ladies, really helpful! xxx
     
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    Yay! Chef Saint Fern is a success :D
     
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    i wish they did a multi rep thing, as i wanna rep you all but its gunna take me ages LOL xx
     
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    Damn it, i repped most of you but now its telling me iv repped too many peple in 24 hours, so il have to thank the rest of u LOL x
     
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    Fresh chillis - a red one, an oxo cube and a good shake of chinese five spice (shhhh... this is my secret to a great chilli - don't tell!!)
     
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