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BobBrisket
10-17-2009, 10:37 PM
Well, nice fall day. Looked more like spring actually.:-D So I decided to get the fire pit going with some peeecan and put another layer of seasoning on the DO's. I made a (beanless, though I love beans in my chili) brisket chili and a sausage, potato, and collard stew. Also had a few brews and just basically hung out in the backyard listening to some tunes.
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Making coals!
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I had no choice but to wear shorts and a sleeveless shirt. Farking fall weather in the Southwest. Gotta love it!:lol:
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One DO on. Just heating up some water to make some red chile puree.
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Getting fatty meats ready to brown them up!
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Top: bacon and onions for the chili. Bottom: polish, brats, and onions for stew.
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Chopped point went in and first dump of spices too.
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Fingerling taters for the stew.
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Gotta hydrate myself!
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A bubbling and concentrating!
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Texas chili! Got some left for you OU fans!:shock:

NJOY!

I'm already looking forward to leftovers tomorrow.

Bob

Saiko
10-17-2009, 10:42 PM
Awesome! Cloudy, chilly day here in Georgia, so I'm gonna throw together my chili tomorrow. Your chili looks great!

MilitantSquatter
10-17-2009, 10:47 PM
great photo sequence

the pit and meal look outstanding !!!!

Cabntmkr1
10-17-2009, 10:56 PM
I'm not interested in the Collards, but that Chili looks awesome!:-D
Man, that looks good!:mrgreen:
Care to share the recipe for the chili?? Hmmmmm?:twisted::biggrin:

Que-Dawg
10-17-2009, 10:56 PM
Wow just WOW!!!!!!!!!!

BobBrisket
10-17-2009, 11:05 PM
I'm not interested in the Collards, but that Chili looks awesome!:-D
Man, that looks good!:mrgreen:
Care to share the recipe for the chili?? Hmmmmm?:twisted::biggrin:

I'll share anything brisket related........my chili recipe.......not so much! Little bit of this and a little bit of that. LOL!

Thanks all!

Mark Stanton
10-17-2009, 11:13 PM
That looks great and looks like a good time. About time it cooled down enough to go outside!! I like it :-D

jagardn
10-17-2009, 11:27 PM
Man, making chili doesn't get much more old school than that...Very Nice!!:eusa_clap:eusa_clap

Norcoredneck
10-17-2009, 11:31 PM
King of the Casa! Great job Bob.

southjersey
10-17-2009, 11:39 PM
Farking awesome! /applaud

Psyco Realm
10-17-2009, 11:44 PM
me gustaria...what a hefty looking chili

Cliff H.
10-17-2009, 11:57 PM
Very nice pictorial.

CostaRican
10-18-2009, 12:13 AM
awesome!!!!!!

landarc
10-18-2009, 12:19 AM
Good looking grub and you gotta love the semi-primitive cooking system. That chili and stew looks killer.

jemezspring
10-18-2009, 12:29 AM
Great pics. Nice pit. Looks like a beautiful day down your way.

cowgirl
10-18-2009, 03:14 AM
Looks perfect Bob!! The yard, the pit, the food...just everything. Nice job!! :cool::-D

Jersey Joe
10-18-2009, 03:57 AM
Nice job! Looks like you were having fun at it too (most important).

Most people around here think that a "Dutch Oven" is when you fart in bed and then immediately pull the covers up over her head! :razz:

Good luck!

Ksmoker1
10-18-2009, 07:38 AM
I'd have a fire going 24/7 if I had a cool pit like that! Fun.
That stew looks great!

Papa Payne
10-18-2009, 07:46 AM
Wow! Great look'n chili and stew!

Good job on the pictures too!

Markbb
10-18-2009, 07:58 AM
Bob all that looks reallly good.....but where's the beans??

Rich Parker
10-18-2009, 08:51 AM
That is just wrong Bob!

I got up around 7am to throw on a brisket and everything was covered in frost.

That is an awesome pit you have there to.

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igolf2
10-18-2009, 09:04 AM
Perfect day - perfect food - perfect pron Great stuff Bob!

Wornslick
10-18-2009, 09:12 AM
That was a fine looking job Bob. Looks great.

aquablue22
10-18-2009, 09:20 AM
Big thumbs up there!!!

swibirun
10-18-2009, 09:43 AM
I LOVE the fire pit. I can see one of those in my back yard in the near future. Nice work.

And the chili & stew, excellent job on the photos and meal.

Bevo
10-18-2009, 09:48 AM
I'd have a fire going 24/7 if I had a cool pit like that! Fun.
That stew looks great! Not in August in TX!!:wink: Bob how does your pit drain? I know it doesnt rain much where your at, but when it does do you have a small swimming pool?

cireksu
10-18-2009, 10:36 AM
That Chili looks fantastic.

PIT BOSS
10-18-2009, 11:03 AM
That Chili looks fantastic.

I second that !!!!!

garyk1398
10-18-2009, 11:44 AM
Nice Pron! You just had to throw the hat pic in there to make all of us without one jealous!

IronStomach
10-18-2009, 11:53 AM
Awesome job showin' off, man! Looks like a great day, all-in-all. :)

And that chili looks nice an' mean, too. Thanks for making us jealous. ;)

kyle corn
10-18-2009, 01:20 PM
Man, I really wish I could make good chili. I guess I just need to practice more but my results are usually pretty disappointing. That looks awesome.

BobBrisket
10-18-2009, 03:07 PM
Thanks all. I built that pit about years ago when we put down sod, cement and fixed up the backyard. Took me about three weeks to complete from the stone work to the welding of the cross bars etc. It basically just drains into the soil. I pull that ashes out after a day or so. That way if it does rain it doesn't leach into the soil and kill off the grass. I had that happen last year. Here in the cooler months. I use it pretty often to cook in. My next project is to make a motor powered rotiss for it to do cabrito(goat) and small piggies. Thanks again all. The chili was even better this morning for breakfast. The pit also makes some nice peecan lump coal for the kettle.

N8man
10-18-2009, 03:19 PM
It has to be said,"I'd Hit That, Twice On Sunday, Also!!":biggrin:

sterlingsmoker
10-18-2009, 05:21 PM
Awesome! Well done!

tubadude
10-18-2009, 05:24 PM
Ditto on the nice pit. I want one now!

ljh34465
10-18-2009, 05:28 PM
good lookin chile - done Texas style:-D

Great pic of you surveying part of your kingdom as well:biggrin:

Really cool you can make your own lump - now that is some really homemade stuff...........................

Plowboy
10-18-2009, 05:29 PM
I don't know what I like better, the soups or the pit.

chambersuac
10-18-2009, 06:22 PM
There is nothing that looks bad in those pictures. In fact, it all looks great! Dang, I miss El Paso...more so when I see pix like those.

The chili - you said you won't share the recipe, but will you tell me how finely you chopped the meat - it didn't look to fine - or ground.

orangeblood
10-18-2009, 06:34 PM
Bob = muy hombre

Phubar
10-19-2009, 04:07 AM
Dude....I really gotta hit it at your place at least 1 time in my life!
Nice pit!

bigabyte
10-19-2009, 08:27 AM
That looks absolutely farkin' awesome!:cool:

Desert Dweller
10-19-2009, 09:30 AM
Nice job Bob! Nice lookiing fire pit set-up, too!

pat
10-19-2009, 10:27 AM
Nice setup Bob!! Looks like a relaxing day. The soups look fantastic!

Westexbbq
10-19-2009, 10:41 AM
I dunno how I missed this until now but Bob, that is farkin' awesome.
Great looking bowl of red and I am envious of that pit as well.
Thanks for sharing.
Great work!

MattC
10-19-2009, 11:23 AM
The chili and stew look great!
And that pit is just awesome! I need something like that in My yard!!

Bigmista
10-19-2009, 01:43 PM
*sitting on the front porch waiting for Fedex...*

BobBrisket
10-19-2009, 02:45 PM
There is nothing that looks bad in those pictures. In fact, it all looks great! Dang, I miss El Paso...more so when I see pix like those.

The chili - you said you won't share the recipe, but will you tell me how finely you chopped the meat - it didn't look to fine - or ground.

Thanks again everybody. Neil, look for UPS, not FedEx.:-D Hope all is better with your van and trailer Brother.

The meat was not chopped very fine, it was the brisket point I had chopped up last week, so the sizes were in the half to one inch range. Actually no real big secret to my chili. I just start out with a rendered fat, bacon and then sautee some onions in it. From there th meat would go in, whatever I happened to have, this time it was brisket. Then brown the meat and I don't have exact measurements but it was chili powder, dried onion and garlic, dry chipotle flakes that I still had left. From there it gets a good boil with lid off to evap some of the liquid and concentrate the flavors. Then I used some masa powder to thicken it up. The liquid I used was the chile water from the quajillos I boiled up. I tossed in some quajillo puree as the last dump for color. I also had used some paprika for color as well. That's about it.

chambersuac
10-19-2009, 02:56 PM
Thanks again everybody. Neil, look for UPS, not FedEx.:-D Hope all is better with your van and trailer Brother.

The meat was not chopped very fine, it was the brisket point I had chopped up last week, so the sizes were in the half to one inch range. Actually no real big secret to my chili. I just start out with a rendered fat, bacon and then sautee some onions in it. From there th meat would go in, whatever I happened to have, this time it was brisket. Then brown the meat and I don't have exact measurements but it was chili powder, dried onion and garlic, dry chipotle flakes that I still had left. From there it gets a good boil with lid off to evap some of the liquid and concentrate the flavors. Then I used some masa powder to thicken it up. The liquid I used was the chile water from the quajillos I boiled up. I tossed in some quajillo puree as the last dump for color. I also had used some paprika for color as well. That's about it.

Thanks, Bob - I plan to make some this weekend - I think I have plenty of quajillos, too. :mrgreen:

planoguy
10-19-2009, 03:16 PM
great job with the chili and also with the pit

BobBrisket
11-12-2018, 06:10 PM
Bumping just because and since the weather for it is here or on the way. Give chile concentrates a shot. A bit more work, but if you can find dry pods, way better flavor than any powdered stuff!

Bob

Springram
11-12-2018, 08:33 PM
As a moderator, you should be temporarily banned for having such a great in ground fire pit. I am so jealous! :-P

EyeBurnEverything
11-12-2018, 08:46 PM
I was going to say, as a mod you look young, then i realized the date on the original post. That Texas red looks legit.

BobBrisket
11-12-2018, 08:51 PM
I was going to say, as a mod you look young, then i realized the date on the original post. That Texas red looks legit.

I'm still younger than Phil and Ron! :laugh:

Bob

Big Andy
11-12-2018, 08:52 PM
How about a recipe on the stew? :grin:

EyeBurnEverything
11-12-2018, 08:57 PM
I'm still younger than Phil and Ron! :laugh:

Bob

We are all getting old, no matter what are age is. I stopped counting at 40. Ask me in 5 years and i am still 40.

BobBrisket
11-12-2018, 09:05 PM
We are all getting old, no matter what are age is. I stopped counting at 40. Ask me in 5 years and i am still 40.

I am forever 21!

Bob

BobBrisket
11-12-2018, 09:06 PM
As for the stew, I can't remember. It most likely had some greens and most likely green chile in it. I know there is a pic of it some where, just gotta find it.

Bob

OklaDustDevil
11-13-2018, 01:00 AM
I do love the pit — so simple yet flexible and functional! Did you ever install the rotisserie?

SmokinAussie
11-13-2018, 02:34 AM
Strewth Bob!

Talk about yankin your own chain! :razz:

But seriously, It was great to see all those other names there... even yours doing a thread before you drop off the twig. You look positively juvenile in those pics! You should get a smack on the legs for reviving a post THAT old! :heh:

But Texas Chil! Forgiven!

Cheers!

Yuccaneers
11-13-2018, 06:54 AM
Fantastic looking pit and chili - sure it tasted phenomenal.

16Adams
11-13-2018, 08:12 AM
Post #47
Used “The chile water”

I’ve known to do this one day, starting yesterday.

Amen

Big George's BBQ
11-13-2018, 09:00 AM
After all these years it still looks and sounds outstanding

cowgirl
11-13-2018, 09:57 AM
Great to see some of those old members. They are missed!
Your chili still looks killer Bob. :thumb:

sickhick
11-14-2018, 05:46 PM
hungry for chili now