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Old 10-16-2009, 10:23 PM   #1
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Default Smoked Clod > Chili > Chili Balls

So last weekend we had a meat sale at a local grocer and I picked up a 19 lb choice shoulder clod....and I made the mistake of smoking it like a brisket instead of cooking it to medium rare....

Was so frustrated that I didn't get any pics of the finished product...
What to do with all that pulled beef?

Make Chili...amoung other things..

And what's better than Chili??

Chili Balls...inspired by the Chili-On-A-Stick thread I read on here some time ago...

These are AWESOME...think Hushpuppie stuffed with Chili...

For the Chili...I just used what sounded good...
Here's the cornbread batter recipe I used:
2 cups Cornmeal
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup water (+ or - for thickness)
1 egg
Mix all dry components then add buttermilk & water then beat in the egg.

I used ice cube trays the first go around and filled them up with chili (sprayed with PAM first) but the batter was done way before the chili was I made another batch filling the ice cube holes up only 2/3's full instead of completely full...this worked out great...

I prepped 64 tonight to take to our tailgate party tomorrow....
Thanks to all of you who contributed to the Chili-on-a-stick thread!
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:27 PM   #2
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Nice lookin chili balls .... gonna have to try that.
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:28 PM   #3
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NICE!! Deep fried chili balls.........gotta try those!! Looking good. I'd hit it.
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:28 PM   #4
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WoW!! Nice
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:29 PM   #5
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Wow! Amazing food bro!
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Old 10-16-2009, 10:42 PM   #6
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That looks great!
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:03 PM   #7
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Oh my goodness, that looks GREAT!

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Old 10-16-2009, 11:54 PM   #8
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Very Interesting !!!! Bet they tasted great...
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Old 10-17-2009, 12:05 AM   #9
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Shoot that looks great! Nice job!
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Old 10-17-2009, 01:19 AM   #10
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Ya know S&B,I thought I had a grip on tomorrow's party for the God-son. Then Trish walks in and sees this Chili Ball thingy and NOW she wants to do some of them for tomorrow too!
Thanks;but they do look good.......
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Old 10-17-2009, 01:23 AM   #11
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Old 10-17-2009, 01:40 AM   #12
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Great looking chili balls. Excellent idea! Now you got me doing a search for the chili on a stick thread.
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:39 AM   #13
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Great looking chili balls. Excellent idea! Now you got me doing a search for the chili on a stick thread.
Here you go!

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Old 10-17-2009, 08:17 AM   #14
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Great idea!
Looks yummy!
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:56 AM   #15
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I've tried this and had trouble with the batter breaking apart then having a mess of chili in oil. Your batter must have been much thicker than mine.

Yours look great!! I may try again with your batter recipe

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