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Apr 13, 2011 11:35 AM

Chili Mix

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

    1. 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

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

        1. re: trojans

          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: trojans

              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

          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

            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

              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.

        3. 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

            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"