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John I. Carney

A bowl of red

Posted Tuesday, January 4, 2011, at 3:46 PM
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  • People around Hershey Pa. put chocolate in their chili. I have not sampled it, but they tell me it wins cookoffs.

    John, I think you should come up with a red hot and call it 'Chili Jon Carney'.

    -- Posted by marwi on Wed, Jan 5, 2011, at 6:25 AM
  • I boil pinto beans and then cook the hamburger meat. Combine them when they are done. Then add some McCormick's Chili Seasoning, about 1/2 cup of ketchup and let it simmer. I occasionally use crumbled up veggie burgers for the meat instead of beef. We also mix a little of shredded cheese on top after scooping it into a bowl. We also sometimes put Fritos or Cheetos on the bottom of the bowl them pour the chili over it instead of using crackers.

    -- Posted by PrpleHze on Wed, Jan 5, 2011, at 7:44 AM
  • Thanks, marwi. I've never, ever heard that joke before.

    -- Posted by Jicarney on Wed, Jan 5, 2011, at 8:08 AM
  • Haze, I'm a McCormick;s fan myself. My mom made it with McCormicks seasoning, Bushs' red kidney chili beans instead of pinto beans, and big chunks of stewed tomatoes.


    Now I'm craving some. Guess I know what I'm fixing tonight.

    -- Posted by MotherMayhem on Wed, Jan 5, 2011, at 10:04 AM
  • The Piggly Wiggly in Unionville will grind you some coarse ground hamburger meat for chili at no extra charge!....It's all I use anymore!....

    -- Posted by anniesmom on Wed, Jan 5, 2011, at 2:35 PM
  • Not a joke John, just a play on words. Sometimes I amaze myself. ))

    Hi Mary, your chili sounds like mine.

    -- Posted by marwi on Wed, Jan 5, 2011, at 2:50 PM
  • bing or google Hershey chocolate & chili. lots of fun.

    Hershey Pa. is not lots of onions, burning hot peppers, and CRACKERS.

    -- Posted by marwi on Wed, Jan 5, 2011, at 3:25 PM
  • Excellent, anniesmom! I'm so glad to hear that.

    -- Posted by Jicarney on Wed, Jan 5, 2011, at 3:28 PM
  • Being a Texan, it' no beans. But if you like beans, try Ranch Style; you can get it in various seasonings. For chili seasoning, back on the farm we always used Whitson's, but it isn't available anymore. Now, I use 2-Alarm as it is very close to my own recipe; I usually kick it up to 2-1/2.

    We called them Frito pies; slice open the side of a small bag (back in my day: 5 cents) of Fritos, dump in the chili, and top with shredded cheddar.

    -- Posted by Tyger on Wed, Jan 5, 2011, at 9:43 PM
  • Chili is fun to make because you can use so many different ingredients and spices.

    I like to cut up small pieces of steak to put in, and use a variety of beans-sometimes black eyed peas with them.

    Sometimes, I'll throw in some potato cubes-very filling!

    -- Posted by espoontoon on Thu, Jan 6, 2011, at 6:36 AM
  • PrpleHze, I agree with the veggie burger theme. Chili is one place where I find soybean simulated meat to work well.

    I know that does not SOUND appetizing but there have been several times I was not able to be sure if it was meat or soybeans.

    Maybe that says something about my palate or the quality of meat, but.............

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Jan 7, 2011, at 7:56 AM
  • Is there such a thing as bad chili?

    When's the next chili supper or cook-off?

    The best thing about cold weather is having an optimal time to enjoy comfort foods-especially the spicy,stick-to-the-ribs types.


    Chili,cornbread,buttermilk,perhaps something cool,tangy and fruity for dessert...

    -- Posted by quantumcat on Fri, Jan 7, 2011, at 3:22 PM
  • OM goodness q~cat, take out the dessert and throw in six long necks and you a got a PACKER game.

    -- Posted by marwi on Fri, Jan 7, 2011, at 6:31 PM
  • Frito-Chili pie topped with a very liberal amount of hot pepper jack cheese. Now add an ice cold glass of milk as a chaser. Just perfect for cold (or any other kind of) weather!

    -- Posted by Tim Lokey on Sun, Jan 9, 2011, at 10:55 PM
  • When I lived in Nebraska, I worked at an Emergency shelter. One night I went in and found out we were having chili that night. They made it with kidney beans but instead of crackers or a sandwich they ate it with cinnamon rolls.

    -- Posted by ZNanny on Tue, Jan 11, 2011, at 10:46 AM
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