Spicy black bear chili with cheese

A cold weather comfort food

Doug F posted in BBQ
6w ago

Yesterday I gave a teaser of this chili being made, I intended on posting the finished product but after a full bowl of this life got weak you all and I did not even have the peanut butter sandwich that I normally eat along with it.

Chili is always good when the weather starts cooling down but spicy chili is even better. This batch was made with ghost peppers, half a bottle of Carolina reaper hot sauce (used for the worlds hottest ribs) and some jalapenos but in the end it still was not as hot as I had hoped.

This was my first time making chili with bear meat and I must say, it tasted so good with a hint of smokiness from being slow cooked all day on the grill. I was concerned that the bear meat was not going to hold up over the long cook time and just turn to pudding but it held up pretty well, not as good as ground beef does though.

FoodTribe am I the only one that thinks chili and soup should never be used together? For me real chili should be able to hold the spoon straight up, am I wrong you all?

Do you eat peanut butter sandwiches with chili, do you like your chili thick or soupy? Tell me in the comments below. Stay wonderful FoodTribe, I love you all!

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Comments (28)

  • Chilli, in my opinion as well, should be Thick and Chunky, if you're going to have soup, then have soup, but if you are going to have Chili then spice it up and make it Thick!! Love the wooden spoon example! A good indicator of whether it's a true chili or burger soup ๐Ÿคช

      1 month ago
  • For me Chili is a cubed meat affair not ground or minced... Thick and served with rice or pasta maybe some crackers. Always with three beans, poblanos and onions. Depending on how long I can wait to eat it , depends on how thick it gets!

      1 month ago
    • I am not a mince only person, I like sliced, cubed or minced. I never do crackers but I do like it with pasta. I normally have 3 beans but I only had one for those batch.

        1 month ago
    • And by crackers i mean it in the broadest sense! Saltines, goldfish, cheezits, or even triscuits!

        1 month ago
  • This looks delicious. I like my chili a little thick. I donโ€™t mind if itโ€™s a little loose, but not soupy.

      1 month ago
  • Wow ๐Ÿ˜‹

      1 month ago
  • It looks great! I'm afraid my peanut butter sandwiches are eaten alone, perhaps with an apple or banana on the side. My hubby is the main chili maker in the house. Your thick chili looks good, but ours tends to be a bit funnier, perhaps because there's no meat? I like to serve it with cornbread or brown rice... But now I'm thinking, I need to nag- *cough* - I mean request that he whip a pot, soon, because those pix look gooood! ๐Ÿ˜‹

      1 month ago
    • Thanks I am shocked you don't use artificial meat at least. Cornbread is a great choice as well. I do like some chili spaghetti as well.

        1 month ago
    • Sometimes my hubby puts in fake burger, actually, but he tends to use a lot of tomatoes, so his chili is pretty saucy - it's good with cornbread. I've tried it with spaghetti, that's good, too. Then again what doesn't taste good with pasta? ๐Ÿ˜‚

        1 month ago