"My grandmother used to care for the Masons. Mr. Mason was a pioneer in the roadside food industry. He owned cafes in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas that served chili and apple pie. He kept his chili recipe secret for decades. He lived to be 107 years old, and my grandma finally got his recipe." — Jeff
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chili powder (such as Gebhardt®)
unsweetened cocoa powder
water, or as needed
i love vintage recipes because when im eating it it makes me feel like im brought back to that time. :-) looks good im going to try it soon. can beans be added to the chili? i dont eat ham hocks
I love that this chili is so simple to make and that it can be made with stuff I keep on hand. It is a little different than the chili that I am used to . It has the consistency of taco meat and barely any liquid. I wasn't sure I liked that at first but I put it on a bag of Fritos and it was great. They didn't get soggy! The chili wasn't quite spicy enough for me. I had to add a little cayenne pepper. Overall, it is a good recipe and I would make it again.
Thank you Jeff I remember eating this as a child in OK. Can't wait to try it. But I'll have to search for the chili powder!
This is similar to the chili I used to make before I had kids.Fortunately, my chili hating son has decided its not so bad!I was happy tp come across this recipe and make it for my family! Thanks for sharing an old recipe favorite!
I made this for a Monday Night Football gathering to top baked potatoes. It doesn't make a lot, about 1 quart and I had more than half left over. It is basically seasoned ground beef. I thought the Gebhardt's chili powder might be something special but it wasn't any different than many other less expensive chili powders. Sorry, but I was not impressed with this recipe.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mr. Mason's Chili
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 281
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