Steak and Shake 5 way Chili combines all the flavors of chili with the added bonus of spaghetti. Yes, spaghetti and the steak quality burgers Steak N Shake is known for are the secret ingredients to this comfort food.
2tablespoonschili powderplus 1 teaspoon chili powder
16ounces tomato paste
5 Way Chili add ons
12ouncesMonterey Jack - Colby cheese blend
2tablespoonsHeinz Chili Sauce
Please note the onions that are cooked in the chili are optional. You can leave them out. I personally love onions when cooked in the chili. Steak N Shake does not add onions to cooked chili. Chopped onions are served on top of the chili.
In a skillet on medium-low heat saute ground beef and onions. When the beef has been cooked, drain all grease and place in a medium-large saucepan. Add celery salt, tomato sauce, kidney beans, garlic powder, garlic salt, chili powder, pepper, water, and salt, mix all ingredients.
On low heat place a lid on the saucepan and simmer for one hour, stirring frequently. After the chili has been cooking for an hour add tomato paste and stir well. Place lid on the pan and simmer an additional half-hour. Prepare spaghetti as directed and drain.
5 Way Chili Assembly
To assemble: For individual serving: In a shallow bowl or plate place: Generous helpings of spaghetti 3/4 cup Chili 2 tablespoon Chili Sauce Chopped Onions (to taste) 1/2 cup Shredded Monterey Jack and Colby Cheese Mix Top with additional onions to your taste.
Chili sauce can be purchased at most grocery stores in the condiment area. It is sold in a glass bottle and looks somewhat like the old glass Heinz Ketchup bottles.
Any leftover chili can be placed on crisp tortilla chips for a light lunch or a great snack.
Store chili in the refrigerator in an air-tight container. Re-heat in the microwave.