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O BLA D

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My Chili Is Often Too Salty Sun, 04/29/07 4:13 AM (permalink)
I posted this toipic too in the Restaurant Professionals Forum before I found this here. Forgive the repeat but it's real important to me, I'm hoping some of you might have a solution.

"Hey, maybe someone here can help me.

I have a hamburger/hot dog venue in a mall. The burgers are great, 5 to 1 angus chuck. I'm using 7 to 1 Vienna Beef dogs.

Everyone seems to love the product, but the chili I use is too salty. The problem though is that everyone loves the flavor profile of it. But it is inconsistent in its salting. Sometimes I open a #10 can and it is so salty I want to gag. Other times it is just perfect. I now put a raw potato in my two chili warmers to try and soak up the salt but still it never seems to be enough.

Does anyone have an alternative chili, beanless, that has this same flavor profile? If not, is there something else I can add to the chili? Someone recently told me the fresh herb savory would be good - I've never tried that but US Foods wants 17 dollars a pound for the fresh stuff!"
 
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    MikeS.

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    RE: My Chili Is Often Too Salty Sun, 04/29/07 9:38 AM (permalink)
    You didn't tell us what chili you ARE using.

    MikeS.
     
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      edwmax

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      RE: My Chili Is Often Too Salty Sun, 04/29/07 9:44 AM (permalink)
      Ask for a low sodium or salt brand or make your own.
       
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        agnesrob

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        RE: My Chili Is Often Too Salty Sun, 04/29/07 9:57 AM (permalink)
        I would definately buy a different brand.
         
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          UncleVic

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          RE: My Chili Is Often Too Salty Sun, 04/29/07 10:17 AM (permalink)
          Post the brand of chili your using right now.. If I've had it before, I might know of something that would come close.. Also, Roosy90 recommends a canned chili from US Foods, not sure on the brand or name of it though..
           
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            Adjudicator

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            RE: My Chili Is Often Too Salty Sun, 04/29/07 11:24 AM (permalink)
            Anything homemade would be a better choice; most likely cheaper in the long run, also. Think about it...
             
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              rouxdog

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              RE: My Chili Is Often Too Salty Sun, 04/29/07 12:02 PM (permalink)
              Congratulations, sounds like you have a good business up and running. I vote for making your own chili. It gets better spending the night in the Frig. If you don't wish to come up with your own recipe, I suggest you take a look at "penderys.com", they're located in the dallas/Ft. Worth, Tx. area.
              NO, my brother-in-law doesn't own the place. I receive their catalog about quarterly. I've found all products I've ordered to be of good quality. Looking at the most recent catalog, their Ph.# is 800-533-1870. You can cook this stuff while doing other things. Besides, you'll have consistency of flavor, and the bragging rights you're serving a Terlingua, Texas World Champion Chili!
               
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                rouxdog

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                RE: My Chili Is Often Too Salty Sun, 04/29/07 12:09 PM (permalink)
                O Blad, pardon me, I left out an important detail. The chili ingreds. referred to at Pendery's are prepared to be added to the pot in several "dumps" at times according to the instructions. Take a look on line, you'll understand what I'm talking about.
                 
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                  O BLA D

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                  RE: My Chili Is Often Too Salty Sun, 04/29/07 7:26 PM (permalink)
                  Mike,

                  I am using a #10 Chef Mate
                   
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                    O BLA D

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                    RE: My Chili Is Often Too Salty Sun, 04/29/07 7:28 PM (permalink)
                    Thanks everyone,

                    I will call the Terlingua champ first thing in the morning.

                    Also, if anyone has a recipe for home-made I would love to see it.
                     
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                      roossy90

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                      RE: My Chili Is Often Too Salty Sun, 04/29/07 8:29 PM (permalink)
                      US Foodservice supplies "Homestyle Chili"..It is what my boss uses at the restaurant where I work. It is very tasty and most people compliment on it.
                       
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                        Howdy Doodat

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                        RE: My Chili Is Often Too Salty Thu, 06/28/07 12:40 PM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by O BLA D



                        Does anyone have an alternative chili, beanless, that has this same flavor profile? If not, is there something else I can add to the chili? Someone recently told me the fresh herb savory would be good - I've never tried that but US Foods wants 17 dollars a pound for the fresh stuff!"


                        Try Ray's Brand chilli. Good stuff. Consistent. Favoured by many of the troops in Iraq.

                        http://www.rayschilli.com/

                         
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                          nembrionic

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                          RE: My Chili Is Often Too Salty Mon, 07/16/07 4:08 PM (permalink)
                          If my chili is too salty I grab a few potatoes, peel them, quarter them and throw 'm in the pot.
                          The potatoe will soak up the salt.
                           
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                            efuery

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                            RE: My Chili Is Often Too Salty Mon, 07/16/07 4:50 PM (permalink)
                            Call Chef Mate and complain about the inconsistency. The problem is on thier end and I would like to believe that they would rather fix it than lose a customer. But they can't fix a problem if they are unaware of it.
                             
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