Steak & Shake Chili

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by James Craig

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

Top Review by gcpdrummer

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

Ingredients Nutrition


  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. Put soup in blender, blend for 1 minute.
  3. Add all to crock pot.
  4. Drain beef before adding to pot.
  5. Let simmer on low for 6 hours or on high for 2 hours.

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