Originally Posted by sarafina
doesn't come in plastic bottles and neither does my homemade chili and soups!
Further drift: I tried (Dollar Tree) a dehydrated powdered chili mix (brand name Vigo) that was surprisingly good. That said, I didn't follow the directions, however the powdered blend was a darn good base. It makes approximately 2 quarts and was rich.
Okay, I saute'd onions, added some minced garlic, a couple of real tomatoes and maybe 1/3 pound of hamburger. I didn't have the can of diced tomatoes suggested on the label. Anyway, next time I'll use about 1/3rd of the package and it will be about perfect.
It cooked "quickly" (forgot exact time) and was hearty -- perfect for those times you don't want to cook but do want to eat more than a peanut butter sandwich.
End of thread drift. (At least for now!)