Posted October 28, 2012 by John Scrovak in Bloggers

T-Rev’s Stiff Willi Chili Texas Chili Mix

Back with another review for you this evening after having my vital manergy recharged, and I have something that actually required some cooking!  You may remember in the past, I reviewed T-Rev’s Stiff Willi Chili pepper sauce.  What I have here is T-Rev’s Stiff Willi Chili Texas Chili Mix, used to make the chili that T-Rev based his pepper sauce off.  It preps in 15-20 minutes, and is pretty simple.  Bonus: as with all proper chili, it doesn’t use beans.


Chile Peppers, Salt, Spices, Sugar, Garlic, and Onion


As you can tell from the picture, it looks pretty damn good as chili.  Hell, even prior to cooking, the mix itself smelled fantastic!  SO fantastic, in fact, that I told T-Rev there was a high likelihood of my basting my balls in it out of sheer glee.  I refrained, and instead made chili.  The chili, too, smelled delicious, and was nice and meaty, as all chili should be.  But again, there were no beans.  Which is good.  Because real chili doesn’t have beans, damnit!  Just to be confident in my rating, I served the chili to three other parties as well, who concurred on the fabulous smell.




The chili was delicious.  I simmered it a little on the longer side, because I like my chili thick and meaty, rather than saucy.  However you like yours done, you can cook it longer or shorter for the desired effect.  All I needed for the chili was one packet of T-Rev’s seasoning mix, 2lbs of beef, a cup and a half of tomato puree, and 2 cups of water.  That’s it.  Grand total: under $10 for enough chili to serve six.  Or in my case, 4 hungry people, or in my other case, one really, really fat guy.  One of the parties partaking in the chili can’t handle a lot of heat, but stated the chili had just enough kick for them to enjoy, without being too hot.  In fact I’ve tasted hot sauces milder than that, though it will make you sweat a bit.  Unfortunately I can’t give it much more than a mild heat rating.  On the flavor though, I have to give this a notable rating, for being some of the best chili I’ve had in a long time.  Fat kid pro tip: mix your chili with boiled, diced potatoes for extra fat kid tastiness!

AUTHOR’S NOTE: Ha! It figures when I get my post done and ready to go early, Mr. Wreck jumps in with ‘Ohhhh, nooo, fuck your couch, I want THIS post to go right now!’ Fuck my couch indeed, James!

John Scrovak