AWFUL. Nothing even close to Steak and Shake chili. Whomever wrote this recipe obviously has never been to on. don't waste your time and money on this recipe thinking you are getting chili that tastes anything like the chain Steak & Shake.
OMG! Sorry but this is nasty. I had to throw it all away. So, F- if there is such a thing. At least you tried. But, your taste buds are wacked. LOL!
Made this , followed recipe exactly. Sorry guys but its wrong do to one MAJOR ingredient, the cola is all wrong it made the chili SWEET, Steak-n-Shake chili is NOT sweet . It is my favorite chili next to homemade except for tonights supper when this recipe ruined both of my favorite chili's. Now I'll have to spend at least 30 minutes to try to salvage this pot of chili to get rid of the sugary taste. And for all who try this recipe leave out the cola and maybe try coffee instead because the" real thing" (Coke) wasnt the answer
I've been making Steak and Shake Chili for along time and I recently moved from the St. Louis, MO area and misplaced my recipe that I cut out of the St. Louis Post Dispatch several years ago. This recipe is close but the consistency is too thick. I added 32 ounces of tomato sauce and added more chili powder and it's very close to the original recipe. Thanks for getting it as close as I remember!
I used 2 T of chili owder, 1T sugar instead of cola, 2 large cans of tomato sauce ,1T of coco and up to four cans of beans. I add about 6 oz of water and you can add more water later . It may not taste like Steak and Shake, but I it makes good chili!
I cannot say if this is like "Steak-N-Shake's" chili because I have never been there but this is a great tasting chili recipe. It is not spicy so perfect for the wee ones. I used 2 cans of mixed beans instead of kidney beans and I added a bell pepper to it only because I had one that needed to be used. I used a 19 ounce can of tomato sauce. I did appreciate the sweetness the cola offered the chili.
This is a good -- I think kid-friendly -- chili, with a slightly sweet finish from the Coca Cola. Although we still prefer our house chili, DH celebrates each time I make a chili. Some days a mild-mannered chili is just the ticket. Made for Please Review My Recipe tag game. Updated from 12/03/13: We reheated the chili, even better this time!
It has been so long since I ate at Steak-N-Shake, I can't say how close this is to the original, but it was good. I simmered it for about 2 hours before I added the beans, and it was getting pretty thick, so I had to add about 1/2 C. of water to thin it out a little. I used ground venison instead of beef. My wife loved it.
This is good chili. But don't be mistaken, this is no-where close to Steak n Shake Chili. I was utterly disappointed just by the fact I was hoping it was close. SnS has nothing to fear.
The closest chili you can find to SnS that IS NOT SnS is Ray's Brand Chili. But - you don't need close when SnS and Rays side side by side on the grocery store shelf.
If you do some minor searching online - you will find out the the Original owner (I believe) of SnS sold the recipe to Rays years and year ago. Hence the similarity.
I've looked at the ingredients and soy plays some role but I don't know what.
The taste, though, of SnS (and Ray's) in unmistakable. I'm sorry this recipe isn't it.
Although I pretty much followed the recipe, I did use low-sodium kidney beans & tomato products & have found another chili recipe that tastes great & does well in the freezer, too! There is a chicken chili that we like very much, but this one is a nice change of pace from that, especially, I thought, with the bit of cocoa & the Pepsi (which is what I used) in it! A keeper of a recipe, for sure! Thanks for sharing it! [Made & reviewed in 1-2-3 Hits recipe tag]