We over salted Chili and was wondering what to do. Any ideas?
Add a small amount of sugar to counteract the excess salt. Begin with small amounts so you don't overdo it. Quit adding sugar when you no longer taste the saltiness but it has to be done with very small amounts so you can guage properly when to quit.
If you oversalt chili or soup or anything like that, take a couple potatoes, peel them, cut them in big chunks (that can be fished out later) and put them in the pot. They'll soak up the salt in no time. When all else fails - add a couple more cans of tomato sauce/paste, a can of beans and another pound of browned hamburger. Then you'll have enough to freeze.
read above and used a large potato, cut up, and a little sugar at a time. Worked like a charm :)
Sometimes if you add chunked up potatoes to soup they seem to absorb some of the salt. I don't know if this would work for chili, though.
Add lots of grated raw potatoes, and the juice of half a medium sized lemon. This will drastically reduce the saltiness of the chilli.
How about serving it over spaghetti made with no salt?
Next time, do not salt it at all and let the family add salt at the table!
I find adding more tomato puree helps disguise the salt.
I have tried the potato cure and quite honestly it didn't do as much as claimed....I would simply make another batch and not salt it and mix them together and freeze the excess for another time...modification for over seasoned food seldom works unless you just add more of the same basics and eliminate the problem ingredient....
Don't use sugar. Changes the profile of the Chili.
If you typically eat crackers with your chili, try eating unsalted crackers to counteract the saltiness in the chili.
I had the same thing happen to me. Im from Cincinnati area. I decided to try lemon juice, this helped greatly. I could still taste the salt, I then went back to my roots even though I didnt make the recipe for Cincinnati Chili. I then added 1/2 crushed garlic& juice, 2 shakes of cinnamon & crashed red bell peppers & seeds. Cincinnati Chili is one people love or hate no in between. If anyone ever tries making a pot of it boil meat then place in a chopping device, meat should be extremly fine. You also need dark chocolate , cinnamon , garlic to name a few of ingredients theres a 11 needed to make some. Hope this helps someone else at some point
Do you put potatoes and sugar while it is cooking/warming on stove or when it's done cooking
Omg thank you thank you thank you!!! My chili was wayyyyyy to salty I thought I ruined the whole pot, a couple tsps later and its perfect?
This happened to me when I made a big batch from scratch in a slow cooker, spending most of the day letting it simmer. I thought it needed more salt and i used pink salt putting in too much.
Great idea. Used a pinch of brown sugar.