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    Hunt's Chili recipe from the late 60's or early 70's????

    One of my favorite recipes to make while growing up was (on a magazine clipping of a) Hunt's tomato sauce chili recipe. Very basic, I remember ground beef, a big can of tomato sauce, chopped onion, kidney beans and some chili powder. Maybe a couple more ingredients but not many! It was one of the first dinners that I learned to make as a young cook. Mom's recipe wasn't attached to anything and somehow got lost as we moved stuff out of her house after her death. If anybody has this recipe, I would love to have it to share with my own children and grandchildren!

    If you have made this, it is a very thick chili with gentle spiciness.....great for kids.....

    Thanks for reading this! Hope somebody finds this beloved recipe.

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    My family's mild chili recipe is simple. Brown the beef hamburger with chopped onion. Add chili powder to taste, add a can of pork and beans in tomato sauce and a can of red kidney beans. That's it and I serve it with a boiled whole potato or warm baking powder biscuits.

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    Hunts.com has chili recipes on their sight. One anytime chili and one 30 minute chili. Perhaps one of these is what you are looking for.

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    If I recall correctly, Hunts used to have packets with all the seasonings in it. You just added the ground beef and tomato sauce of your choice as long as it is Hunts tomato sauce. They are still available in most super markets. I would bet the recipe is on the packet. Hope this helps. I remember how good it was.
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    I remember making something close to what you describe too. I looked at the hunts site and they did not look right to me. When I was a kid mom kept ketchup on the table to add if it was too spicy for the kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    My family's mild chili recipe is simple. Brown the beef hamburger with chopped onion. Add chili powder to taste, add a can of pork and beans in tomato sauce and a can of red kidney beans. That's it and I serve it with a boiled whole potato or warm baking powder biscuits.
    When we have "chili night" we fix a few sides. Some of us like chili fritoes (that's fritoes with chili poured over it); some like chili and mashed potatoes -- either a bowl of chili with a scoop of mashed potatoes dropped on top OR mashed potatoes with chili on top; we also have buns for those who want to make a sloppy Joe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tutt View Post
    Hunts.com has chili recipes on their sight. One anytime chili and one 30 minute chili. Perhaps one of these is what you are looking for.
    SIGH.....I looked there before I posted it here....they all have ingredients that I don't remember.....like a can of chili or Ro-Tel tomatoes. Thanks, though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting View Post
    If I recall correctly, Hunts used to have packets with all the seasonings in it. You just added the ground beef and tomato sauce of your choice as long as it is Hunts tomato sauce. They are still available in most super markets. I would bet the recipe is on the packet. Hope this helps. I remember how good it was.
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    Thanks, I'll try this. I haven't looked at the spice packets as I have a tender tummy and most are too spicy (by far!) for me.
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    Just realized that I have two oldish (80's maybe?) cookbooks that are volume 1 and 2 of "The Best recipes from boxes, cans and jars) or something like that. I will definitely check those, and post the recipe for you all if it is there.
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    That's the chili I grew up with too, but there was no written recipe at our house. I made it for years myself, adding one stalk of celery, chopped, but Schilling brand chili powder has been changed in recent years so now I'm still trying to figure out how to achieve the taste I remember. Along with a pound of ground beef and a can of kidney beans I use a small can of tomato sauce, and when I double the recipe like to substitute a can of diced tomatoes instead of a second can of sauce. I use 2 tablespoons of chili powder in a single batch, and add more to taste, if needed, after the chili simmers a while. Little or no salt, as the chili powder mixture is usually quite salty already. A bit of sugar, garlic powder, basil and/or cumin sometimes improves the flavor. I also add up to a sauce can of water (which is one cup) as needed for thick soup consistency. Simmer for 15 minutes minimum, up to an hour.

    Now I'm hungry for some good chili!
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    This is my favorite from my childhood and my dad wrote down the recipe.

    Combine the following in large pot and remove grease.
    3 pounds hamburger
    salt and pepper
    2 large onions chopped
    1/4 tsp garlic powder

    Combine the following in separate pot until warm.
    2 cans Cambells tomato soup
    2 Hunts tomato paste
    3 Tbsp Chili powder
    2 Tbsp Cumin
    1 pinch crushed red pepper

    Combine second pot of ingredients in larger pot than add 2 cans of Hunts Chili beans. (I do not believe they make them anymore but heard that Smart and Final had a similar version.)

    Cook in oven at 275 degrees for 6.5 hours uncovered - stirring every 1/2 - 1 hour.

    It tastes just like when my Dad made it for me!! Enjoy!

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    2 tbsp. bacon drippings or shortening
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1/2 clove garlic (optional)
    2 cans Hunts tomato sauce
    1 lb. ground beef
    2 cups cooked or canned white or kidney beans (1lb. 4-oz. can)
    1/4 cup water
    3/4 tsp. salt
    2 tsp. chili powder

    Melt shortening. Add onion, garlic and meat. Cook until meat is lightly browned. Add Hunt's tomato sauce, beans, water and seasonings. Cover and simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, about 35 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Makes 4 servings.
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    I have the magazine page from my mother!

    Quick Homemade Chili
    2 tablespoons Wesson vegetable oil
    1/2 clove garlic, minced
    1 pound ground beef
    1 15 ounce can kidney beans, undrained
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1/2 medium green pepper, chopped
    2 8 ounce cans Huntís tomato sauce
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 to 2 teaspoons chili powder

    Cook and stir garlic and ground beef in hot Wesson oil in a large skillet until meat loses its red color. Add beans with their liquid, onion and green pepper. Pour in tomato sauce, add salt and chili powder, and stir. Simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, until chili is desired thickness, about 45 minutes, 4 servings.

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    Thanks, Sue, for the actuall recipe!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sue K View Post
    I have the magazine page from my mother!

    Quick Homemade Chili
    2 tablespoons Wesson vegetable oil
    1/2 clove garlic, minced
    1 pound ground beef
    1 15 ounce can kidney beans, undrained
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1/2 medium green pepper, chopped
    2 8 ounce cans Huntís tomato sauce
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 to 2 teaspoons chili powder

    Cook and stir garlic and ground beef in hot Wesson oil in a large skillet until meat loses its red color. Add beans with their liquid, onion and green pepper. Pour in tomato sauce, add salt and chili powder, and stir. Simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, until chili is desired thickness, about 45 minutes, 4 servings.
    My mother disliked green peppers, so subbed celery, which I also prefer. I also omit the salt because I like more chili powder, which is quite salty. All I need is some ground beef, and it goes on my menu--our cold, windy rainy weather of late and to come is the perfect time to make some chili. Hmm...I do have some ground turkey, and with a touch of soy sauce added for umami flavor it just might be good, so maybe tonight! Thanks again for the timely post.

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    You are very welcome, hopefully teacherbailey will see this since she started this thread.

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    that's my chili recipe also, but i use a qt of home canned tomatoes. (my secret ingred is a squart of ketchup) because of the sugar, it sorta cuts the tomatoe acidity, and adds spices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suzanprincess View Post
    That's the chili I grew up with too, but there was no written recipe at our house. I made it for years myself, adding one stalk of celery, chopped, but Schilling brand chili powder has been changed in recent years so now I'm still trying to figure out how to achieve the taste I remember. Along with a pound of ground beef and a can of kidney beans I use a small can of tomato sauce, and when I double the recipe like to substitute a can of diced tomatoes instead of a second can of sauce. I use 2 tablespoons of chili powder in a single batch, and add more to taste, if needed, after the chili simmers a while. Little or no salt, as the chili powder mixture is usually quite salty already. A bit of sugar, garlic powder, basil and/or cumin sometimes improves the flavor. I also add up to a sauce can of water (which is one cup) as needed for thick soup consistency. Simmer for 15 minutes minimum, up to an hour.

    Now I'm hungry for some good chili!
    This is how I have made mine for years except we don't do beans in our chili. I don't know that I ever had a recipe. OOPS! I never added celery and have always added chopped onions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suzanprincess View Post
    My mother disliked green peppers, so subbed celery, which I also prefer. I also omit the salt because I like more chili powder, which is quite salty. All I need is some ground beef, and it goes on my menu--our cold, windy rainy weather of late and to come is the perfect time to make some chili. Hmm...I do have some ground turkey, and with a touch of soy sauce added for umami flavor it just might be good, so maybe tonight! Thanks again for the timely post.
    True chili powder does not have salt in it. But the kind like McCormick Brand or Spice Island brand does have some. If you buy the envelopes of chili seasoning mix that is loaded with salt. But the straight powder should only have dried ground chilis, garlic, oregano. This stuff is awesome:

    https://www.thespicehouse.com/chili-powder-mild
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    I can have a pot of chili in less then 30 min. I got this recipe from cooking school. Actual recipe as given.

    Add ingredients according to the amount you want to make:

    Brown lean ground beef with chopped onion.
    Put in pot, add beef stock until covered. Add more as needed to make thin or thick chili.
    Add canned diced tomatoes
    Add canned black beans
    Lots of cumin to taste
    Lots of chili powder to taste
    Sazon seasoning, little at a time, it gets more flavorful after adding.
    Salt to taste.
    Paprika to add color.
    Bring to simmer and it's done.

    I won a local chili cookoff with this recipe. Only had eight entries, but I won. LOL
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    Curious...who eats Chili and Cinnamon Rolls?
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    I eat both...tho have not tried them together! Hmmm...might be tasty, eh?

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