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MHache 11-14-2014 02:01 PM

Chili recipe from this site-size of DO?
 
Hi,

I'm about to try the Chili Colorado recipe from the main site and was wondering what size of Dutch oven is best. I have a Le Creuset #28 (7 1/4 qts). Will that be be too large? The sauce only calls for 1 cup of beer, should I break the recipe into two smaller DO's or will the juices from the meat keep the chilli from drying out?

Thanks
Marc

Doug D. 11-14-2014 02:11 PM

Re: Chili recipe from this site-size of DO?
 
I typically make a half batch of the recipe in a 3.5 to 4 qt. DO. Sealing the top with foil helps maximize retained moisture. The result is typically quite thick, though. I would start as specified and adjust the liquid to your preference.

MHache 11-14-2014 02:25 PM

Re: Chili recipe from this site-size of DO?
 
Thanks. Will give it a shot in the larger one and just watch the liquid level. More beer can't be a bad thing right? :-P

MHache 11-14-2014 07:21 PM

Re: Chili recipe from this site-size of DO?
 
The large DO worked great ! Very good recipe.

RickC 11-18-2014 11:05 PM

Re: Chili recipe from this site-size of DO?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MHache (Post 6618)
More beer can't be a bad thing right? :-P

Never a bad thing. It goes in my chili, black eyed peas, lima beans and in me while I'm cooking. :icon_thumbsup:


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