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    Steak & Shake Chili

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    2 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    2 hrs

    James Craig's Note:

    Steak and Shake was a franchise started in the Midwest. My father would take me there on special occasions. I loved their chili! This is a chili which would be ideal for children. It is very mild with a slight sweetness. I found this recipe on the internet @ I dunno4recipes. The recipe origionally called for 2 (15 ounce) cans of kidney beans drained, but I prefer the taste of chili beans better

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    1. 1
      Brown ground beef and salt in oil-If there is a high fat content to the ground beef you can omit the oil.
    2. 2
      Put soup in blender, blend for 1 minute.
    3. 3
      Add all to crock pot.
    4. 4
      Drain beef before adding to pot.
    5. 5
      Let simmer on low for 6 hours or on high for 2 hours.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 23, 2010

      this is pretty good. but use some water in it. and don't drain the beef or anything else. i work at steak n shake, and the chili is made by pouring 2 big ol cans of empty bean can full of water....and then the chili beef is pre-seasoned and ground up and cooked and frozen in a bag. when it's thawed out, there is just a ridiculous amount of grease. we have pans full of just chili beef by itself. and the pan is 1/2...maybe even 2/3 full of grease. and the beef sits at the bottom. so yeah...don't drain the grease. grease=good

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    • on January 09, 2011

      So, here's the deal. My favorite food ever is Steak 'N Shake chili. Is this chili EXACTLY like Steak 'N Shake chili? No. Is it close? It's close enough to satisfy a craving, absolutely. About an hour into the cooking, I tasted it and thought it was a little bland. Like some others said, it felt like it was missing something. So, here's what I recommend: Use an extra can of beans. I used 2 cans of chili beans in mild sauce (they were located near the baked beans in my supermarket) and 1 can of dark kidney beans. Drain the kidney beans before adding them in. Add a tablespoon of brown sugar. Add a dash of paprika (gives it a small kick), some garlic powder, some onion powder, and some thyme. After that, it was delicious -- and closer to Steak 'N Shake's version. I think next time I'll leave the lid off the crockpot for the last 20 minutes or so to thicken it up a little. Also, I think I'll cut back on the amount of meat next time. It wasn't bad, it just seemed like a bit too much. Steak 'N Shake is mainly beans. All in all, this was a very, VERY good recipe for some delicious chili.

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    • on November 16, 2008


      My husband was jonesing for some Steak 'n Shake Chili, so he decided to make this. It's not quite the same; I would add less tomato paste or leave it out altogether to get a taste that is closer to Steak 'n Shake, but I still give this 5 stars for just being so darn tasty on it's own. We served with shredded cheese and chopped onions over pasta, yummy yummy. I think I've persuaded him to make it again next week. Thanks for the recipe! :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Steak & Shake Chili

    Serving Size: 1 (630 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1503.0
    Calories from Fat 655
    Total Fat 72.8 g
    Saturated Fat 22.9 g
    Cholesterol 231.3 mg
    Sodium 6328.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 120.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 26.2 g
    Sugars 53.0 g
    Protein 95.6 g

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