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How do you make chili?

I am going to be making Chili for a very large group here in a couple months so I am trying to get some ideas. I know how MY family eats it but I want to know how your family eats chili. Aslo, do you have any toppers that you use?


Asked by MrsLLove at 2:25 PM on Jul. 11, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • Very hot! Lol. We make different kinds, one of our favorites is pork chili. We add veg. oil and fry the pork very good then add some flour... brown it and add whole piled and diced tomatoes, onion, fresh green roasted chili, garlic salt, sea salt, and pepper. So good!

    Answer by geminisummerz at 2:33 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • We buy a chili kit. It come with all the seasonings. It tells you what else you need.

    Answer by louise2 at 2:30 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • I usually cook ground beef and drain the grease, then I add two cans of stewed tomatoes that I blend first in a blender and also add a small can of tomato paste. Then I add a medium sized can of mild chili beans. and then last I add some chili powder. I really dont go by exact measurements. then let it cook for about 40 minutes. for topping we like shredded sharp cheddar cheese or oyster crackers.

    Answer by Terra24 at 2:33 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • If not dieting, I use ground beef...if I am dieting I sub that with Boca crumbles...crushed tomatoes, light and dark kidney beans, green and red pepper, onions and mushrooms....chili powder, garlic, s&p, cumin...maybe a chili seasoning pack if I want to make it easy. I also make a white chicken chili that is even better, IMO... here is that recipe..

    Toppings I would serve are tortilla chips, cheddar cheese, chopped white onion, sour cream....yum.  Drooling now.  A nice cornbread would be good too.


    Answer by gramsmom at 2:35 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • start off with ground beed n onions...let that cook down some..then i add bell peppers, i like the assorted colors. gives good flavor. then add my red kidney beans, a can or two, a can or 2 of diced tomatoes, 1-2 cans of tomatoe sauce, chili mix..then add chili powder to taste...sometimes i like it hotter. on the can of beans n tomatoes.i don't even drain those...just mix in all the flavors. let it all simmer then mmm mm goood top with cheese. then there ya go....good ole chili!! :0)

    Answer by goofygalno1 at 2:39 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • I saute 1 whole white onion, 4 cloves garlic, 1/2 stalk celery in olive oil. Drain. Brown 2lbs Ground Chuck, Drain. Add these ingred to a large pot....add, 2 -15oz cans tomato sauce, 1-15oz can diced tomatoes,1/2 cup water and I use 2 packets of McCormick's mild chili seasoning packets to get me started.....from there, I add 2 -15oz cans Ranch Style beans (we like those best here). From's all season to taste from that point on. Sometimes, I add in whole chile peppers, usually add more chili powder, ...sometimes I don't....sometimes add just depends on how spicy I want it or what kind of flavor I want it to have. That's the basics of my chili though. Sounds you've made me hungry, lol.

    Answer by KellyGirl_TX at 2:42 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • I open a can or two depending on how many are having dinner.

    Answer by meooma at 2:50 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • I use ground turkey or chicken. One package chili seasoning,shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese,oyster crackers,onions,also with or without beans.

    Answer by dancer at 3:05 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • one more thing 2 cans 8oz of tomato sauce.

    Answer by dancer at 3:06 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • *peeled

    Answer by geminisummerz at 2:34 PM on Jul. 11, 2011