My 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?
By Marlene from N. Billerica, MA
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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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
I add sour cream to my chili if it's too hot. Works great to cool it down.
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
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!
What can I use to tone down the effect of too much white pepper in my chili?
By Pat from Vista, CA
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.
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.
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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