In need of recipes for leftover chili

Megan - posted on 07/23/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )




I made a big batch of chili but my family gets tired of eating it day after day?Any meal ideas i could use it up in?


Heather - posted on 07/24/2010




you could also do frito chilli pie.
in a casserole dish put a layer of chillie, then a layer of frito chips and a layer of shredded chedder cheese. repeat the layers and then bake at about 350 for about 30 minutes. you want to bake it long enough so that it's heated through and all the cheese is melted, so you may need to adjust your cooking time.

Kiaya - posted on 02/01/2012




I like to make cornbread, put it in muffin pans about 1/2 full and then spoon in some chili in the center, sprinkle with cheese and bake following the corn bread directions! Delicious!

Mrs. - posted on 01/30/2012




Ive been there!

In fact tonight, I will be using leftover chili by filling my standby home made pizza dough with some of my leftover chili- making a Chili filled Calzone sort of thing-

This is my Pizza dough recipe - (its very handy & easy)

I recommend using a glass bowl, works better than plastics and metals for raising dough

makes enough pizza/dough for a family of 4


2 1/2 c. Flour

1tbs salt

1tbs sugar

1tbs active dry yeast

1tbs oil (olive oil tastes good but you can use any oil)

1 cup warm water (105-110 degrees)

1.) mix sugar , salt, yeast, oil and warm water into a glass bowl. Use a Whisk or fork , let stand 5 minutes to activate yeast.

2.) Then add in remaining Flour, and stir up with a fork until a shaggy, messy dough starts to form. Then turn it out on a floured surface,

note - ** keep about 1/2 c dough handy on the side, in case you get a sticky dough, and end up needing a bit more... i find variations in weather and all sorts of things can effect how much flour my dough will take on.**

3.) begin to knead dough with hands on the flour surface for

about 7-10 minutes, Your dough should be elastic and smooth and only slightly sticky, Put the dough ball into a glass bowl that has been greased with oil, and when you plop your dough ball into the oiled bowl, roll it over once to coat it with the oil as well, cover and leave in a warm area.

(you can turn you stove on really low, 170-ish and keep the bowl on top of the stove if you have no warm spots)

Let Raise for 1.5 hours

bake 425, 15-20 minutes for a pizza, 20-30 minutes for big calzones


Im pretty sure you can substitute a store bought ready made pizza dough ( in the refrigerator section by the biscuits )

------------------------ ALSO

Ive recently ready about a "chili dog casserole"

that sounded pretty good for anyone with hungry kids and husbands, Lots of rave reviews on that one-

some of the moms used less or more chili for sloppier results, and some moms topped this casserole with crumbled corn chips and things like this...

Ill be trying this one out myself next time I have the ingredients on hand


8 hot dog buns

8 hot dogs

1 (15 ounce) can chili

1/4 cup chopped onion

1 tablespoon prepared mustard

2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Tear up the hot dog buns and arrange the pieces in the bottom of the dish evenly. Slice the hot dogs into bite size pieces and layer the pieces over the buns.

Pour the chili over the hot dogs, sprinkle with the chopped onion, then spread some mustard over the chili and the onion. Top off with the cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.

Connie - posted on 07/26/2010




Try cooking some elbow macaroni and mixing it in.... We call it chili mac.


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Amanda - posted on 02/28/2012




We make a massive stock pot worth of chili during the winter time and freeze portioned amounts in freezer bags so when someone gets a hankerin' for chili they can get a bag from the freezer and warm it up.

Then there's chili dogs, chili mac, chili chicken pizza, chili stuffed meatballs (those are fun to make but requires a thick batch of chili), chili nachos, chili fries.

Tammy - posted on 02/01/2012




My family can only do Chili for the first night and the following lunch then they are tired of it. We are famous for having hamburgers with french fries with chili and cheese melted over the top.

Baked potatoes with chili and sour cream are a great meal as well.

We do chili cheese dogs too. By the end of those usually my big vat of chili is gone and the kids are asking for more.

Good luck

Christina - posted on 07/31/2010




okay mines not too original but u can add corn layer chili/corn in a dish and put honey corn bread on top and bake useing the corn bread directions and poof easy dinner lol

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This calls for a can of chili but just add your homemade chili instead... Made this last night. Yum!

Mexican Corn Pizza.
Serves 8-10

*1 pkg. Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
*1/4 cup flour
*1 egg
*1/4 cup milk
*2 Tbsp chili powder
*1 tsp parsley flakes
*1 can chili (any kind, with or without beans)
*2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 400. Grease a 9x13 pan.
Combine corn muffin mix, flour, egg, milk, chili powder and parsley flakes together, blending well. Using floured hands or the back of a floured spoon, press evenly onto bottom of prepared pan. Spread chili over crust and sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 15 to 20 min. Let set a few minutes and then cut into squares. Serve warm and garnish with sour cream.

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Chilli on a baked potato.... yum.

Scrub tater, poke all over with fork and pop in microwave for 4 mins, turn and 4 mins more (this for medium sized tater.)

Sweet potatoes w chilli are fab too. S taters can be microwaved too but don't eat the skin. Poke with fork and wrap with a soaking wet paper towel. Micro for 2-3 mins per side depending on size (more for bigger, etc).

Chilli is also great with mashed potatoes.

Cherie - posted on 07/29/2010




chilli & sloppy joes are my sons favorite foods...even at 15rs old still.....we like to make chilli sloppy joes...instead of mixing burger with the sloppy joe mix...just add the sloppy joe mix to the chilli and warm it...then slapp it on some hamburger or grinder rolls...cheese or no cheese and there u have it...Chillie sloppy joes!

Mary - posted on 07/26/2010




Taco dogs - take a flour or corn taco wrap and place a hotdog inside top with some chili sour cream, cheese, lettuce and tomato

Impossible pie - spread a layer of chili in a 9x13 pan then in a bowl mix together 3 eggs, 2 cups of milk, 1 cup bisquick mix blend well pour on top bake for 25 minutes at 375'f sprinkle a bit cheese on top and bake for another 5 minutes until cheese melt. Top with sour cream and/or salsa

Last thing is chili burgers just make hamburgers and top with chili.

You could also mix the chili with rice and make your own burritos too.

also it makes a great omelet too add a little cheese, corn and top with salsa and sour cream.

Angela - posted on 07/26/2010




Chili mac is really good. Just use what ever noodles you like mix in some chili and then top it with cheese, sour cream and green onion. If you have little kids you can cut hot dogs and add it to the chili..

Melissa - posted on 07/24/2010




I love all the ideas from Yinni! You could also bake some potatoes and put the chili on top with some chive and sour cream! Yum I'm hungry now. ;)

Yinni - posted on 07/23/2010




i love chili! if you happen to have that much extra chili, you can freeze it up in something like muffin cups so you can serve it up later on. my favorite uses for extra chili are:

- nacho dip (chili mixed with melted velveeta cheese)
- chili dogs (topping)
- chili fries (topping w/ cheddar cheese and jalapenos)
- chili mac (macaroni, meaty chili + cheddar cheese)
- easy 'enchiladas'
- chili cheese burritos

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