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ChopChop

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Converting Spaghetti Sauce to Chili Thu, 03/15/07 9:32 AM (permalink)
This may sound blasphemous to a true chili head but I am stuck with a huge leftover amount of spaghetti sauce and a hankering for chili. What could work here? Could I just add some good chili powder and cumin to convert it? Is it worth a try?
 
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    Ciaoman

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    RE: Converting Spaghetti Sauce to Chili Thu, 03/15/07 9:54 AM (permalink)
    My first thought is to freeze the leftover sauce and make your chili from scratch. Chili isn't that hard to make and why "sacrifice" a good pot of sauce? Just my opinion.
     
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      CajunKing

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      RE: Converting Spaghetti Sauce to Chili Thu, 03/15/07 2:31 PM (permalink)
      ChopChop

      My mother always used spag sauce as the basis for her chili.

      Chili pepper
      Cumin
      Garlic
      Chipotle

      all can be added to change your sauce to chili.

       
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        ChopChop

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        RE: Converting Spaghetti Sauce to Chili Thu, 03/15/07 3:25 PM (permalink)
        I was just hoping for some affirmation, CajunKing. Thank you!

        I sure didn't want to have to go to the store and start from scratch. It might be months before I could get through this much pasta sauce. I am still learning how to cook for two.
         
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          Rusty246

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          RE: Converting Spaghetti Sauce to Chili Thu, 03/15/07 3:37 PM (permalink)
          quote:
          Originally posted by Ciaoman

          My first thought is to freeze the leftover sauce and make your chili from scratch. Chili isn't that hard to make and why "sacrifice" a good pot of sauce? Just my opinion.

          My thoughts too. Divide it up if you have to and freeze it. That's what I made my lasagne with this past weekend. What CajunKing says might be good, I'm just having a problem with Italian seasonings converting to Mexican.
           
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            CajunKing

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            RE: Converting Spaghetti Sauce to Chili Thu, 03/15/07 4:45 PM (permalink)
            Rusty

            For a true chili head, spag sauce chili is not chili.

            if you are craving chili and you gots lots o spag sauce, then chili it becomes, the Italian seasonings actually compliment the chili pepper.
             
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              Grillmeister

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              RE: Converting Spaghetti Sauce to Chili Thu, 03/15/07 5:20 PM (permalink)

              History: Chili, in its truest form, had no tomato whatsoever. Old timers who made "brick chili" were known to get into fistfights over the use of tomato.

              You might have better luck converting Vienna sausages into authentic Chicago style dogs, or biscuit dough and ketchup into NY style pizza.

               
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                Mosca

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                RE: Converting Spaghetti Sauce to Chili Thu, 03/15/07 5:42 PM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by Grillmeister


                History: Chili, in its truest form, had no tomato whatsoever. Old timers who made "brick chili" were known to get into fistfights over the use of tomato.

                You might have better luck converting Vienna sausages into authentic Chicago style dogs, or biscuit dough and ketchup into NY style pizza.







                Yeah, but there's no denying, good is good!


                Tom
                 
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                  rouxdog

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                  RE: Converting Spaghetti Sauce to Chili Thu, 03/15/07 10:33 PM (permalink)
                  Chop Chop,
                  Two thoughts; My preference would be to freeze the spaghetti sauce and enjoy another day. Last resort, add about a cup, maybe two of good New Mexico Chimayo red chile powder, or Hatch green chile, a generous portion of garlic, cumin and Mexican oregano, maybe you'll be able to kill that spaghetti sauce flavor.
                  All in fun.
                  I know, be kind friends, I'm plugging New Mexico agriculture! Be honest, it's good eats!
                   
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                    dahl

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                    RE: Converting Spaghetti Sauce to Chili Wed, 08/8/07 9:22 PM (permalink)
                    Just go to Cincinnati and take your spaghetti sauce with you. This is a variation on the Roman Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation, wherein the communion bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ. If spaghetti sauce moves to Cincinatti, it becomes chili.
                    dahl

                    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transubstantiation
                     
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                      CajunKing

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                      RE: Converting Spaghetti Sauce to Chili Fri, 08/10/07 5:52 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by dahl

                      Just go to Cincinnati and take your spaghetti sauce with you. This is a variation on the Roman Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation, wherein the communion bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ. If spaghetti sauce moves to Cincinatti, it becomes chili.
                      dahl

                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transubstantiation


                      Spaghetti sauce is no where near Cincy style chilli.

                      The two can't be transsubstaniated.
                       
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                        PapaJoe8

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                        RE: Converting Spaghetti Sauce to Chili Fri, 08/10/07 6:30 PM (permalink)
                        Well, this thread has me wantin to make some Italian style chili. I think I will try Ragu Origional sauce? Now for what kinda cheese to serve as an optional topping?
                        Joe

                        Oh, I usually use 1/3 pork sausage for most of the chili I make for the family. For this I'm gonna use Italian sausage. Just some cheep stuff, Jimmy's or Owens. I'll give my familly's reviews but it might be a while. They are a picky bunch so if they like it....... Hmmm, maybe I'll serve over sketty?????? Hmmm, maybe I should call it "chili style spagetty" ??????
                         
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                          TJ Jackson

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                          RE: Converting Spaghetti Sauce to Chili Fri, 08/10/07 9:39 PM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by dahl

                          If spaghetti sauce moves to Cincinatti, it becomes chili.
                          dahl

                          If intended as a joke - a poor one
                          If intended as a statement of fact - incorrect
                           
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                            EdSails

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                            RE: Converting Spaghetti Sauce to Chili Sat, 08/11/07 6:13 PM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by Grillmeister



                            You might have better luck converting Vienna sausages into authentic Chicago style dogs, or biscuit dough and ketchup into NY style pizza.




                            Now that might be cute------mini Chicago dogs!

                             
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                              Cakes

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                              RE: Converting Spaghetti Sauce to Chili Sat, 08/11/07 6:34 PM (permalink)
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by EdSails

                              quote:
                              Originally posted by Grillmeister



                              You might have better luck converting Vienna sausages into authentic Chicago style dogs, or biscuit dough and ketchup into NY style pizza.




                              Now that might be cute------mini Chicago dogs!



                              Those would be toy Chicago dogs.

                              Cakes

                               
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