Do you put tomato sauce in your

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
January 26, 2009 4:35pm CST
chili? Some do,some don't. I put in diced tomatoes, usually. I don't have any today. And my sis in law is here. She is throwing together a concoction. It smells wonderful.Her cooking always is terrific. Bad for the waistline, but YUMMY
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I put in something tomatoe - whatever I have on hand which is usually diced tomatoes and maybe some spaghetti sauce and tomatoe paste. I made chili last night and for the base I used a can of v8 type juice. I also added a can of tomato sauce and a can of paste, I had about a cup of spaghetti sauce left over from pizza making that I threw in. I used two pounds of lean ground beef and about a pound of kidney beans I had soaked the night before. Seasoned with cilantro, onion dices, celery dices, garlic chopped, chili powder and ground cayenne powder. I think that is it. It was very good! we served with frito chips shredded cheese and sour cream. sometimes I will serve with cornbread instead and put corn in the cornbread for extra moisture and pizzazz
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
26 Jan 09
oh and diced up green bell peppers
• United States
30 Jan 09
We, in my house, make all different kinds of Chilli. Just using whatever is around at the moment. Once we used pizza sauce.
@katsmeow1213 (29029)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I also used diced tomatoes. I get the cans of diced tomatoes that already have chili flavoring in them. Last time though I accidentally got italian flavored tomatoes, so I just had to add some cumin and it still turned out fine.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I put some tomato sauce in my chili all of the time. I also add diced tomatoes every now and then also. I also add some onion to it. My cooking is pretty good also but bad for our waistline too LOL.
@tbmorris1 (158)
• United States
27 Jan 09
This reminded me that my husband has been wanting me to make my crock-pot chili! I am going to have to get the crock-pot recipe book out! To answer your question-yes!! I do add tomato sauce. I also love little chunks of tomatoes too, so I was thinking of adding that to the next batch of chili just because I like it so much! Hey, I say allow yourself a little splurge every once in a while as long as you know you can get back on track the next day! Hope you enjoyed the food!!
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
26 Jan 09
I usually use tomato sauce and diced tomatoes in mine. I like it to have a little bit of sauce to it, but not runny at all. Chili sounds pretty good. I have not made it in a few months.
@Galena (9123)
26 Jan 09
when I make chilli, I use a tin of tomatoes, to bulk out the sauce. I don't use any puree, sauce, or fresh tomatoes, just a tin, so that has chopped tomatoes, and sauce.
@mtdewgurl74 (18120)
• United States
26 Jan 09
Yes that is how I make my chili on most occasions. A large can of tomato juice is just to much and so I buy the tomato sauce and use diced tomatoes and kidney beans as well. Makes me and hubby enough for two meals.