Recipes Using Chili

Chili while a meal in itself can also be used as an ingredient in other dishes. This page contains recipes using chili.
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March 26, 2012 Flag
When I spring clean, it even includes going through the pantry and freezer searching for foods coming close to the stale date and making sure they get used up soon or are given to the food bank.

In this case, a couple of the items were canned chili and (frozen) refrigerated pie crusts that needed to be used. What to make with them? Well, a Chili Pie of course ;-)

Ingredients:

  • 3 (15 oz.) cans chili
  • 1 pkg. of two refrigerated flat pie crusts
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, or more to taste
  • diced onions, to taste, if desired
  • sour cream, for serving

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. If the chili you are using has an excessive amount of water/fat content, you will want to drain one or two of the cans so you don't end up with an overly soggy crust.

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Place one pie crust in a 9 inch pie pan. Sprinkle inside of the crust with 1/4 of the cheese, top evenly with one can of chili, sprinkle with diced onions, then with 1/4 more of the cheese and repeat process. The top layer will be the last of the cheese. Top pie with remaining pie crust, trim, flute well and make vent cuts on top.

Place pie on a cookie sheet in case the chili bubbles out over the edges and bake until crust is golden, about 35 to 45 minutes. If edges begin to brown too much before the top is golden then cover the edges with strips of foil.

Remove pie from oven, let rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serve with sour cream.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

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April 2, 20120 found this helpful

What a good idea to include the food storage in your spring cleaning!

And, to come up with a yummy (and easy - I'm all for easy) recipe too!

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February 27, 2014 Flag

Easy whimsical Southwestern appetizer that can be made in minutes.

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 15 appetizers

Source: Original Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 3/4 oz. slices slices American or yellow cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup canned chili without beans
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, stemmed, seeded, finely chopped
  • 1 box mini phyllo shells (15 count)
  • 15 small sweet gherkin halves
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Steps:

  1. With a small canape cutter, cut 15 flower shapes from the cheese slices, reserving the cutting scraps.
  2. Place chili, chopped jalapeno pepper and cheese cutting scraps into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on High for 60-75 seconds until cheese is melted and mixture is hot, stirring once.
  3. Spoon mixture evenly into phyllo shells. Place a gherkin half, cut side down, into each filled shell.
  4. Place a cheese flower on top of each gherkin.
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April 4, 2011 Flag

This is a delicious, quick and easy dip. Only 2 ingredients! Great for when unexpected guests come over.

Ingredients:

Directions:

Put chili and cream cheese in a microwavable safe dish. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir and serve with tortilla chips or Fritos. That's it! Super easy and sooo delicious!

Source: My mother

By Kim from Fairland, OK

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April 7, 20110 found this helpful

A method of marketing commercial chili in the days before widespread home refrigerators was "brick chili", in the production of which nearly all of the moisture was squeezed out to leave a solid substance roughly the size and shape of a half-brick. Wolf Brand was sold in a brick before switching to a canned product. Commonly available in small towns and rural areas of the American Southwest in the first three-quarters of the 20th century, brick chili has largely outlived its usefulness and is now difficult to find. http://www.dolo  /canning/cb.html

Chili bricks seemed to be history and over and out!

"1850 - Records were found by Everrette DeGolyer (1886-1956), a Dallas millionaire and a lover of chili, indicating that the first chili mix was concocted around 1850 by Texan adventurers and cowboys as a staple for hard times when traveling to and in the California gold fields and around Texas. Needing hot grub, the trail cooks came up with a sort of stew. They pounded dried beef, fat, pepper, salt, and the chile peppers together. This amounted to "brick chili" or "chili bricks" that could be boiled in pots along the trail. DeGolyer said that chili should be called "chili a la Americano" because the term chili is generic in Mexico and simply means a hot pepper". Nowadays they also sell chili in square packs and call it "brick" but it's not the old style brick chili. It's kept cold in the meat department.

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November 9, 2006 Flag

Recipe for Wendy's Chili (Copycat). Brown ground beef over medium heat, drain. Add remaining ingredients and simmer over low heat, stirring about every 15 minutes for 2-3 hours.

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December 1, 2005 Flag

One of my kids' (now grown) favorite quickie meals was to open a can of chili, spread it on toast, put a slice of cheese on top...

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January 27, 2006 Flag

Combine cans of chili and 3 cans water in baking dish. Fold the pasta into chili mixture making sure it is well mixed.

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May 11, 2011 Flag

A bowl of bean and tomato chili

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In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, brown sausage and onion; drain. Add remaining ingredients; cover and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring often.

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April 5, 2011 Flag

I was reading a tip on the recipes for chili dip and it stated to use half a chili brick. What's that? As I live in the U.K, I have never heard of it. Many thanks. xxx This is a link to the specific recipe in question: Chili Dip

By Helen from U.K

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April 6, 20110 found this helpful

I used to see it down here in TX a long time ago, but had forgotten about it coming in bricks til I read that same recipe. It was some fantastic chili though.

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April 6, 20110 found this helpful

I live here in the US and never heard of a chili brick. I make a warm chili dip and all I do is use a can of Hormel chili w/o beans and an 8 oz package of cream cheese. Heat and mix well. Serve with tortilla chips. I usually put mine in a small crock pot so it stays warm. So you don't have to go try to find this chili brick! Actually any canned chili would work and I don't suppose it matters if it has beans or not. Usually for the dip I buy the kind w/o but I like chili w/beans so wouldn't matter as far as I'm concerned.

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April 6, 20110 found this helpful

I call it a chili block as opposed to chili brick, it comes in a small round tub,size of small butter tub and is made bt BLoemers, they call it chili base. You put it in microwave for 2 minutes to liquify it and add it to your chili. It adds lots of flavor to your chili.In Ky, most stores carry it in winter and fall.it is an 8 oz pkg.I never make my chili without it.

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April 7, 20110 found this helpful

Hi, many thanks for the replies to my request. Once again T/f members have shone through with help. Helen xxx

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April 4, 2011 Flag

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. cream cheese
  • 1 can chili with or without beans
  • Cheddar cheese (shredded)

Directions

Let cheese set at room temperature until soft. Press in bottom of microwavable dish. Top with chili. Sprinkle cheese on top. Microwave until melted and hot. Serve with taco chips.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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Chili Dip

This sounds like something that is going to appeal to my picky daughter! Thanks! (11/11/2005)

By cookwie

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April 4, 2011 Flag

Ingredients

Directions

Cook ground beef and green pepper in skillet, stirring to crumble, until beef browns; drain off excess fat. Stir in chili seasoning mix, tomato paste, cream cheese and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring until mixture comes to a boil. Keep warm and serve with corn chips or other chips.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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