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Skunk2Racer Apr 13, 2011 11:35 AM

Years back I found the best Chili Mix. "Ole Hired hands Six Gun Chili Mix. Now I can't find it. Last place i found it was Ralph's on Hawthorne Blvd. The company used to be in Texas, Google search says they are in Orange, CA I can find places to order on the Internet but I'd like to just go to a Market. Anyone See It Anywhere? Thanks, David

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    DWB Apr 13, 2011 05:27 PM

    I think I saw it on the Stater Brothers Meat counter.

    1. mucho gordo Apr 14, 2011 09:43 AM

      Is it better than Carroll Shelby's mix? I've been using that one for many years to make the best 'kick-ass' chili.

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      1. re: mucho gordo
        trojans Apr 14, 2011 10:10 AM

        Ok, Mucho Gordo, the Carroll Shelby chili has some great reviews where can we get it locally?

        1. re: trojans
          mucho gordo Apr 14, 2011 10:20 AM

          I've always found it at Ralph's. I also ask the butcher to cut a nice fatty chuck roast into small chunks. The mix comes with small packets of cayenne but I'll also add some chilisl piquins, if I can find them, otherwise I use serrano. I used a habanero once and even a small bit was too hot.

          1. re: mucho gordo
            trojans Apr 14, 2011 12:18 PM

            Thanks! Just bought a few boxes.

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              mucho gordo Apr 14, 2011 03:22 PM

              Forgot to mention that I use the El Pato hot tomato sauce. Hope you enjoy it. Please let me know how it turns out.

        2. re: mucho gordo
          Skunk2Racer Apr 15, 2011 05:56 PM

          It's WAY better than Carroll Shelby's. Upon walking through the whole store (Ralphs) I found Six gun chili mix right next to the butchers meat counter. They had carroll shelby's & Blue ribbon chili mix in the spice isle.

          1. re: Skunk2Racer
            mucho gordo Apr 17, 2011 02:25 PM

            Hey Skunk, would you please describe the differences between the 2 brands ( 6 gun / Shelby's). Based on what you tell me, I might try 6 gun next time. TIA

            1. re: mucho gordo
              Skunk2Racer Apr 17, 2011 10:37 PM

              Mucho, It's kinda hard to describe, Carroll Shelby's tastes kinda flat, Maybe more bland compared to Six gun. Everyone that has had my chili's say they prefer the taste of six gun. I think it tastes much better. Try some you won't be disappointed. If not you can always have the CS Chili.

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          paprkutr Apr 15, 2011 06:11 PM

          Ralphs carries them, it is usually near the butcher. I use it all the time, I think it is the best. Do any of you add anything to it or make it different.. I usually use more meat than it calls for. Also if I want more like hot dog chili, I put everything in the pot at once, not browning the meat, and it comes out smoother.

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          1. re: paprkutr
            Skunk2Racer Apr 16, 2011 02:06 PM

            Same here I use a pound or 2 more meat. I always combine Ground beef & ground turkey and if i can find some good ground pork also. My "Secret is pour a few cans of Tecate beer in and throw in a few Beef Bouillon cubes also"

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