There are many ways that extra chili can be used to create a delicious meal. This guide is about using leftover chili.
I like to make enough chili so that I have leftovers for another easy meal. Here are two ways I like to use the leftovers: Bake a potato and top it with heated leftover chili, top the chili with sour cream and sprinkled cheese. So very good! The other thing I do, and I sure most of you do this, cook up some noodles then add the chili, when hot, top with cheese, We love this!
By dwedenoja from New Creek, WV
Don't forget chili fries topped with cheese and onions ;-)
Chili is also great served over rice and top with shredded cheese.
When I lived in a major metro area, we used to eat Chili 3 way or 3 way at Steak and Shake a lot. Now, I make it at home and my husband loves it. Another use I can think of is making chili dogs.
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For leftover chili, I make enough to either make enchiladas with or make tortilla soup.
When you have left-over chili, this is an easy dish to make.
By Paula from Christmas, MI
Do you have just a little bit of leftover chili? Make another meal out of it by baking a large potato, then opening the potato and topping with the heated leftover chili, some shredded cheese and sour cream. Or, put the leftover chili in the center of a tortilla, add cheese, shredded lettuce and chopped tomato, and roll up and heat for a quick and frugal burrito!
By Becki from Logansport, Indiana
My husband doesn't like "canned chili" at all. What he doesn't know is that sometimes I purchase it, for a fast meal. I've seen in magazines to serve it heated over cooked pasta and with Parmesan cheese like a pasta sauce. I've not done that but I have used the canned chili as a base for homemade vegetable soup. I just add other canned vegetables and spices. He's eaten it and called it "good". I've even served canned chili over cut up hot dogs and sprinkled with shredded cheese. He's not wild about it, but he ate it anyway. We don't have this often, but it does make for a meal when we need one in a hurry. (06/19/2007)