What do you put in your Chili?

@minerc (1373)
United States
February 2, 2007 12:16am CST
I made Chili tonite, I made a great big pot I do this in the winter because it's a good warm you up meal and I won't have to cook all weekend. I got to thinking do others make chili the same or different. I put red kidney beans,tomatoe sauce,chopped tomatoes,hamburger,chili sauce,can of rotel. What do you put in yours?
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• United States
15 Feb 07
I bought a can of tomatoes that had chilis in it. I added this to a pound of ground beef that I had browned in a skillet and drained of fat. Then add a can of drained black beans and a small can of tomatoe sauce. I let it cook for about a half hour. Nummy.
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
16 Feb 07
Ill have to try that, sounds pretty good. Thank you!
• United States
9 Feb 07
I make mine just like yours. But what is rotel?
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
16 Feb 07
Rotel, is chopped tomatoes with green chile peppers. I love it with velveta cheese and in chili and spagetti.
@yanjiaren (9050)
2 Feb 07
mince meat, red onions,chillibeans, chilli flakes..one chipped green chille..peppersmixed..one grean one red..mushrooms..two chicken stock cubes and water..
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@yanjiaren (9050)
2 Feb 07
sorry i forgot to add two cans of tomato chooped up..or sometimes i get fresh vine tomatoesif in season..salt and black peper also..sorry i had to post twice..
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@albert2412 (1782)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Excuse me for asking, but what is your recipe for chili? I sincerely would like to know. Perhaps you would be kind enough to share your recipe. Homemade food often taste better than things you buy in a can.
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I use cans for the ingredients 1 can chopped tomatoes 1 can rotel 2-3 can's light red kidney beans 1 can tomatoe sauce 2 packages of chili seasoning mix 2lbs ground beef If I make it for the weekend, I just double the ingredients.
@GardenGerty (118117)
• United States
2 Feb 07
For me, it depends on what I have on hand. I sometimes use ground turkey, again, depending on what is on hand when I decide to cook. If I use beans it might be black beans, or pintos, or red beans. I will use the kind in a ranch sauce. Onions, and garlic, rotel if I have it, or a whole jar of salsa. I am big into spices, because of the depths of flavor and the health benefits. Red pepper, black pepper, cumin, tumeric, sometimes cloves. I will chop bell peppers, and banana peppers into it as well. Serve it with a big pan of cornbread. Use some of it with melted velveeta type cheese and serve with tortilla chips, serve it over a baked potato. This discussion makes me hungry. You are right, it saves on cooking times in the kitchen as well. Thanks for posting.
@minerc (1373)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Your way sounds really good, Im going to print it, Ill try it next time I cook chili. Thanks
@sherrir101 (3676)
• Malinta, Ohio
2 Feb 07
I use tomato sauce, browned hamburger and onion, kidney beans,can of tomatoes, chili powder and cumin for the smokey taste. Serve with saltines!
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Never thought of cumin, Thanks for the idea. Thank You for the post.
@deebomb (15319)
• United States
7 Feb 07
My kids like chilie. I make mine with red beans, cooked until almost done then sauteed onions and bell peppers add these to the beans. Then I add a can of Walmart brand tomatoes with chilies, a can of diced tomatoes and a can of tomato sauce. Some times I add hamburger always chilie spice. I read somewhere that if you are trying to diet to lose weight that good spicy chile three times a week was benifical. I can't remember where I read it.
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@brimia (6585)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I like making big pots of chili and stew at this time of year too. I usually start with sauteeing an onion then adding canned tomatoes, chili powder, garlic salt, a couple different kinds of canned beans, red bell pepper, and usually some kind of meat substitute like TVP.
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@Kaldonya (278)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I use ground beef that is first cooked with chili powder, dash of salt & pepper, chopped onions and peppers. While that is cooking, I simmer red kidney beans along with a couple of cans of chili beans, chopped tomatoes, onions, peppers, a bit more chili powder. I simmer it all in one pot and serve with (or over) cornbread and cheddar cheese. Yum.
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• United States
2 Feb 07
hamburger,onion, tomatoes and chilies in a can diced,chili beans in a mild sauce,light red kidney beans can,tomaote sauce chili powder cayanne pepper,a picnh of sugar to help with gas:) sometimes I use cut up chicken or turkey in it too.
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@jayperiod (870)
• United States
15 Feb 07
It's not chili unless your eyes sweat. I love my chili hot, hot, hot. It has to have good flavor, though. I use ground beef, although sometimes I'll use a lean stew meat, tomato paste, dark and light red kidney beans, diced red and green bell pepper, onion, garlic, chili powder, and for heat, about 4 or 5 habanero peppers. Talk about warming you up on a cold winter day!
@minerc (1373)
• United States
16 Feb 07
My husband would probally prefer it your way to. But I don't do really hot. Thank You!
• United States
16 Feb 07
My wife doesn't like hot either. I always have to make two pots of chili when I make it. I make hers significantly milder. I also use diced tomatoes for hers so the taste isn't so "tomatoey". Tomato sauce can be strong.