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Chili is Too Spicy

July 7, 2009

Spicy ChiliMy husband made a double batch of chili for a picnic tomorrow and it's incredibly hot. Short of throwing it out (hate to do that), can it be saved?

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By Marlene from N. Billerica, MA

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July 7, 20090 found this helpful
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I'd make a second double batch without spices and put them together. Then I'd take out what I need for the picnic and freeze the rest.

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August 2, 2016

If over-salted or over-spiced chile has you ready to dump out the whole thing, don't. There is a simple solution using potatoes!

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September 30, 2010

I received a package of pre-made chili and the seasoning is too hot. How can I make it a milder chili?

By Joy Nichting from Cincinnati, OH

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October 3, 20100 found this helpful
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I add sour cream to my chili if it's too hot. Works great to cool it down.

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October 5, 20100 found this helpful
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Here is a chili recipe I make:

1 lb. ground beef or chili meat
1 14oz. can each of stewed tomatoes, pinto and or kidney beans
1/2 medium onion chopped

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2 cloves garlic minced
2 tablespoons chili powder, I use Mexican style
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 jalapeno whole (optional)
1/2 can beer (optional), can substitute water

Brown ground beef, drain excess fat and return to pan, then add onion and cook till translucent. Add garlic and spices, cook for 1 minute. Dump in beans and tomatoes, add beer or water to desired consistency. Drop in jalapeno and simmer for 20 minutes.

I hope this helps. It's cheap, easy and delicious.

P.S. I serve this with a dollop of sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese on top. Oh, and some homemade cornbread. YUMMY!

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February 8, 2010

What can I use to tone down the effect of too much white pepper in my chili?

By Pat from Vista, CA

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February 9, 20100 found this helpful
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My daughter and son-in-law keep yogurt or buttermilk in their refrigerator to take the heat out of Indian food. I wonder if adding a dollop or two of sour cream to the chili would have the same affect.

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March 3, 2015

How do I tone down canned spicy hot chili? I didn't realize I had bought hot spicy canned chili and now I'm stuck with all these cans of chili that I can't eat due to stomach problems I have.

By Cheryl

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March 4, 20150 found this helpful
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I wouldn't suggest eating it at all if you have stomach problems, since there isn't any way to completely remove the spices. Instead, trade the chili with a friend or neighbor who likes spicy things in exchange for some other canned or packaged food you can eat.

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