This stuff is awesome! I live in Puerto Rico, but I was addicted to Waffle House chili when I lived in Orlando. I'm very picky about my chili, and all the other recipes that I have tried have had either too much chili powder, cumin, etc. They just tasted artificial, for lack of a better word. Anyway, I had to make a few substitutions because I was out of some things here at home. I used dry pink beans (1 2/3 cups), tomato paste with two cans of water plus 1/2 cup water like the other poster suggested, and I used two frozen sausage patties. My hubby was skeptical about the sausage at first, but he loved the finished product. Thanks so much for bringing the Waffle House home to me in PR!!!
This was SUPER EASY, fast, and GOOD!! Will be made again and again- thanks!!
WOW! This put me in Chili Heaven! I had a bowl of Waffle House chili while in Orlando and kept yearning for the taste again. Luckily, I found momstar had posted it! I swapped out a can of pinto beans for chili beans, but kept everything else the same. Thank you so much!!
I am a big WH fan and this Chili was spot on. DELICIOUS!! Later.
Very comforting, hearty chili. Not hot and spicy, like the chilis I usually make. I used 50/50 breakfast sausage and ground beef. It must be the breakfast sausage, that gives this dish the comforting flavor. I did simmer this 30 mins anyway. Good with biscuits.
I have never made chili the same way twice, but I think now that is going to change. I followed this recipe, with a few minor changes, and the results, according to our tastes, were fantastic. I used only lean ground beef, 1-1/4 lbs (no sausage in the house), 1 can pinto beans and 1 can mildly spiced chili beans. I also used 2, 8oz cans of tomato sauce because I didn't have one 15oz can; and 2 beef bouillon cubes dissolved in 1/4 cup water. I added 1/2 cup water to rinse the tomato cans. The rest of the ingredients were added as stated. This was a flavorful chili, mildly spiced that begged you to come back for more. Thank you so much for this recipe. I will be using it from now on. DH and I just loved it!
I have really missed this type of chili~its a midwestern chili non spicy~good stuff~now i can make it at home!!!!thnks!