Chili for a Crowd

Take 1 - 1/2 lb. of hamburger, regular or deer burger makes it good also. Sprinkle some salt into a skillet or iron dutch oven skillet if you have one, brown with 1 large onion or minced ones from a bottle. After browning, add 2-3 cans of tomato soup right out of the can, then add 2-3 cans of red kidney beans, then add a half package of regular taco mix (they are like 3 packages for 1.00).

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If you like it real spicy, then add the full package. Add water till it's as thick as you want. Simmer for about 20 minutes, serve or sometimes I make a double batch and eat 1 and freeze the other. It keeps great in the freezer. Makes enough for 6 - 8 people.

By Rossingtongton_Rybel from Reedsville, Ohio

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June 11, 20080 found this helpful

Hi All: I really do cook for a crowd -- 50-75 women a day in a homeless women's shelter. Today we had chili, despite the heat. It's always a favorite. I start with a basic chili recipe (ground beef, diced tomatoes, spices, etc. then add a few cans of canned chili (Spragg's -- cuz it's the BEST I've ever found). Then I chop up a gazzilion mushrooms, green, red and yellow bell peppers, onions and celery and throw it in the mix.

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If there's not enough liquid I add some V-8 juice. Then cover tightly with foil and throw it into the oven for a couple of hours at 325o and VOILA!

Occasionally I experiment with other ingredients, but when you're feeding the population I'm feeding, one has to be careful not too serve anything too spicy.

When I serve it, I top it with grated cheese.

Everyone loves it!

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By Rossington_Rybel (Guest Post)
June 14, 20080 found this helpful

Yours sounds delicious also and I cook for 100 people every Friday night at our Church sing and everyone loves my chili too.And yours is good if you can eat a lot of spices ,ECT.. but most of the ones I go to church with can't eat all the that kind of stuff,and I have IBS.,and I can't either,but it don't hurt me or them to eat it the way I fix it..But as I said your's sounds great too.

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