My Quest to Duplicate Canned Chili in my Kitchen by Orrin Onken

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2018/11/09 14:23:53 (permalink)

My Quest to Duplicate Canned Chili in my Kitchen by Orrin Onken

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    Re: My Quest to Duplicate Canned Chili in my Kitchen by Orrin Onken 2018/11/09 14:24:15 (permalink)
    Odd goal but to each his own.
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    Re: My Quest to Duplicate Canned Chili in my Kitchen by Orrin Onken 2018/11/09 15:58:44 (permalink)
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    Odd goal but to each his own.


    Agreed. Then again, I have fond memories of Lucky's Brand canned chili. It was ubiquitous in the Deep South when I was kid and it was a favourite of mine. Its secret ingredient was TVP. LOL. I was seriously bummed when they went out of business. That was one of my favourite hot dog toppings!
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    Re: My Quest to Duplicate Canned Chili in my Kitchen by Orrin Onken 2018/11/09 18:43:42 (permalink)
    I would try this and see if it resembles Wolf' for me. I like Wolf' on a hotdog or tamales. At such a time, I really don't want a bowl of red or other real 'chili'. I want canned chili but somewhat less salty.
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    Re: My Quest to Duplicate Canned Chili in my Kitchen by Orrin Onken 2018/11/09 18:59:32 (permalink)
    I'm not intimidated by Texans, first off.
    Nalley’s chili is pretty good as are all their products. Doesn't have quite the heartburn factor that other brands do.
    That said, at only a $1.00-1.50 a can or so, why bother with all the rigamarole?
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    Re: My Quest to Duplicate Canned Chili in my Kitchen by Orrin Onken 2018/11/09 20:00:05 (permalink)
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    I'm not intimidated by Texans, first off.
    Nalley’s chili is pretty good as are all their products. Doesn't have quite the heartburn factor that other brands do.
    That said, at only a $1.00-1.50 a can or so, why bother with all the rigamarole?

    Great point. If the result is canned chili...wouldn't it be far cheaper to buy the darn canned chili(and the chili would be perfect)!
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    Re: My Quest to Duplicate Canned Chili in my Kitchen by Orrin Onken 2018/11/10 10:17:52 (permalink)
    Sometimes our quests only make sense to ourselves...
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    Re: My Quest to Duplicate Canned Chili in my Kitchen by Orrin Onken 2018/11/10 17:09:08 (permalink)
    Great story by a guy who knew from the get-go how his efforts would be perceived.
     
    And "beefy sludge" is a great description...I'll have a bowlful!
    post edited by ScreamingChicken - 2018/11/10 17:11:54
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    Re: My Quest to Duplicate Canned Chili in my Kitchen by Orrin Onken 2018/11/11 14:20:35 (permalink)
    My introduction to actually cooking, as opposed to frying up something, was making an improved version of Armour Star Chili Con Carne, as it was called at the time. They've since dropped Con Carne from the label.
    I was successful, with better meat, chili, and heat.
    Armour itself is rare and kind of expensive in Central NY. Hormel is everywhere.
    I will still eat a can of Hormel or Armour if have a lazy episode...
     
    post edited by Dave S - 2018/11/11 14:23:38
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    Re: My Quest to Duplicate Canned Chili in my Kitchen by Orrin Onken 2018/11/11 16:19:34 (permalink)
    1bbqboy
    I'm not intimidated by Texans, first off.
    Nalley’s chili is pretty good as are all their products. Doesn't have quite the heartburn factor that other brands do.
    That said, at only a $1.00-1.50 a can or so, why bother with all the rigamarole?



    And here in Texas, Wolf Brand Chili is cheaper than dog food.
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    Re: My Quest to Duplicate Canned Chili in my Kitchen by Orrin Onken 2018/11/12 10:05:27 (permalink)
    I still like canned chili on some things and I still intend to make this recipe but I must tell you that my mother told me that one of her sisters once accidently made a sandwich out of dog food and ate it! Her sister, when she found out what she ate, reported that it wasn't bad! I appreciate her taking one for the team but I don't want to go so far as repeating it. Pet food is really pretty expensive. One reason I would make what I can buy canned, if the price works out reasonably, is that I'm semi disabled and hauling cans home from the store can be a problem especially when they contain a lot of liquid.
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