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Cheli's Chili Recipe!

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#1 Zion


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Posted 14 December 2007 - 02:18 PM

My wife loved Cheli's so much (we were at the Nov. 17 loss against Chicago) that she looked up a recipe online for Cheli's Chili and made her own batch. I was very pleased! While it doesn't taste exactly like it, the recipe makes for a tasty treat. Here are some photos:

Cheli's in the pot

Cheli's in the bowl

And here is the recipe:

"Cheli's Chili

3 pounds lean ground beef
2-3 medium onions, peeled, about 2 cups chopped
3 tablespoons chopped garlic
3 pounds ripe tomatoes, washed, diced
2 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce
2 cans (15 1/2 ounces each) chili beans such as Brooks
2 cans (15 1/2 ounces each) dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (10 1/2 ounces) tomato soup
1/2 cup favorite blended chili powder
Crushed red pepper flakes to taste

In a large pot, saute the ground beef until it is no longer pink. Add the onions and cook over medium-high heat until the meat is browned; add the garlic and cook several more minutes. Drain the fat.

Reduce the heat, add the tomatoes and simmer 30 minutes.

Add the tomato sauce, chili beans and kidney beans and bring to a low boil. Add the tomato soup, chili powder and red pepper flakes. Simmer 15 minutes.

Makes 12 generous servings.

Cook's note: This recipe is listed in the book as coming from Cheli's Chili Bar in Chicago. The bar is owned by Red Wing defenseman Chris Chelios."

Try it! Have a great weekend, and:


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Posted 14 December 2007 - 02:27 PM

thanks for the recipe I think I will make a batch this weekend. Nothing like a warm pot of chili on a cold winters day.

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 02:57 PM

Thank you! I love a good bowl of chili!

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 04:28 PM

Nice going, now the secret is out. tongue.gif

Kidding of course. Actually I e-mailed the recipe to my Dad, he's a big Chelios and chili fan.

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 04:54 PM

Not exactly Xmas food but I'm still going to cook this up during the holidays...can't wait...biggrin.gif:D

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 06:09 PM

Nothing like it on a cold day, indeed!

Makes me want to make the drive from Buffalo to the Joe again! What a great time!
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 06:20 PM

Mahalo for sharing the recipe! Those pics look great (I am starving right now).

Only bummer part - I called my wife in to look at your tasty pictures and when she looked at the recipe she stated "oh we already do that - minus the tomato soup."

Guess I'm just in the bragging mood - I married a chick who can flat out cook.

I do somehow feel just that much closer to Chris Chelios now though.

Thanks again - I'm off to the grocery store!


P.S. Define "cold day".
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Edited by DaKineMaui, 18 December 2007 - 06:22 PM.

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