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Substitute for Canned Beef Broth?

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Hey all,

I'm planning to make the infamous Chocolate Chili tomorrow! If you've never heard of it, you can check out the recipe here:

http://www.theclothesmakethegirl.com/2009/02/22/my-favorite-chili-recipe/

I've got most of the ingredients, but the one problem I've had is locating a can of beef broth. I'm in Japan, and all the brands at my local supermarket include soy sauce.

Would substituting water be okay? Also, is it difficult to make a comparable broth from scratch?

Also, if anyone else has suggestions for the recipe, I'm all ears.

-Casey

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Casey I use my homemade chicken stock all the time. Have you ever made it? Easy peasey. Especially if you have a slow cooker. As Miss Mary said, water works too.

On the recipe. I found it a little bland so the second time I made it, I increased the spice.

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It is super easy to make broth/stock, and healthy, and delicious! You may not have time, if you want to make the chili that soon, but I throw beef or other bones along with celery, carrots, onions, garlic, maybe mustard seed, peppercorns, and some white vinegar in a hugebstock pot and boil the heck out of it. I boil mine for seriously like 24 hours, make a whole lot at once and freeze it for future use.

Good luck! Enjoy your chili!

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fwiw I used vegetable broth and it was delicious. Who knew finding compliant beef broth would be so hard? And im in the U.S. :rolleyes:

Also added some habanaro to spice it up. Matter of fact, for the leftovers I added another whole habanaro and it was even more to my liking. Tinkering with chilli is FUN!

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