Fixing Chili With Too Much Salt

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Fixing chili made with too much salt may be done. There are a number of ways cooks can counter the excess salt in a dish. This is a page about how to fix chili with too much salt.


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March 7, 2005

We over salted Chili and was wondering what to do. Any ideas?

John Barnwell


By Sandie (Guest Post)
March 8, 20056 found this helpful
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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.

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March 8, 20052 found this helpful
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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.

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By Dave Monte (Guest Post)
February 12, 20064 found this helpful
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read above and used a large potato, cut up, and a little sugar at a time. Worked like a charm :)

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March 7, 20051 found this helpful

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.


You might just make another batch, this one without salt, and add it to the first one. Chili freezes beautifully.

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