Failed-Brisket Chili

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Sven Svensson

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Last weekend I finally got around to smoking my first brisket. I won’t relive that experience here. Although the point was perfect, the flat was not. I learned long ago that chili will forgive all your sins. Given the amount of brisket I had I needed to break out the big 8-quart roaster. I threw in a bunch of stuff like hatch chilis, tons of onions, ancho chilis, spices, tomatoes, etc. For good measure and added beefiness I added a quart of good beef broth. Into the smoker it went for 8 hours, uncovered, under some wings. After eating a sampling cup for seasoning purposes I put it into the fridge because we all know chili is way better once it chills out a couple of days in the beer fridge.

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In goes the still-frozen brisket chunks.

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The next layer are the onions and chilis.

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Then come the beans and spices. Meat Church Matt despises beans in chili ironically “forgetting” that chili purists would balk at his use of tomatoes. I’m no chili purist and I love them both.

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Under the Angel wings they go. These wings were seasoned overnight with Frank’s Red Hot Dry rub the night before.

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The result was an obscenely meaty chili. There’s almost an entire smoked brisket swimming in this. Tonight I’ll make some Alton Brown cornbread smothered in honey butter. I’m a happy camper.
 

JLeonard

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Going off the header..I thought "OH no! A bad pot of chili." Then as I read I realized that you were using your brisket. I also am in the beans and tomato camp for chili. Just the way I was raised. I will say this looking at your pics....Gimme a BIG bowl and a slab of cornbread.
Jim
 

Thriskit

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And here I thought you failed at making the brisket chili too! LOL! The title threw me off for a bit....
I’m here with this, I’m making a chili for work this week and was going to take this as a bad omen. Thank you for making a good chili.
 

normanaj

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I used to get all bent out of shape when I screwed up a good piece of meat. Now I just shrug my shoulders and have Jane use it in her chili.
 
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Sven Svensson

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I used to get all bent out of shape when I screwed up a good piece of meat. Now I just shrug my shoulders and have Jane use it in her chili.
I guess I’ll follow your lead when something doesn’t go as planned. This is actually a great way to use the mistakes. It’s crazy delicious.
 

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