Steak 'n Shake Chili

Steak ‘n Shake's chili has an almost cult following. Serve it with oyster crackers, shredded cheese, sliced green onions, and sour cream.

INGREDIENTS | SERVES 4

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ small diced onion
  • 1½ pounds ground beef
  • 1 (10.5-ounce) can Campbell's French onion soup
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans chili beans
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup cola
  1. Place oil, onion, and hamburger in a large stockpot over medium heat.

  2. Cook the hamburger for 7–9 minutes, until it has browned. Drain the excess oil.

  3. Add the onion soup and simmer for a few minutes.

  4. Add the rest of the ingredients to the pot.

  5. Simmer on the stove for 1 hour.

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