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Over-spiced chili..how to calm it down

Started 1317648051.22 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1317687175.06 by forrestwolf

I got heavy on the spice and it's HOT...what can I do?

I added extra tomato sauce,(big can) and 2 more cans of beans..and its still HOT...

HELP....I LOVE hot stuff, but this is tooooo HOT for me...and dare not give it to my family until its calmed down...

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Tigerglow1317649977.6714 PostsRegistered 10/3/2011
I've often seen judges at a hot pepper sauce contest take a teaspoon of sugar after each tasting to "cut the heat". Maybe try adding a little to a cup of chili and see how that goes. Hope this helps =^..^=

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nomless1317650548.294383 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Make another batch but don't put any spice in it. Then, mix the two together. By doing this, you've essentially cut the amount of spice in half. Freeze what you don't need now for another time (chili freezes well).

mima1317650681.92714339 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004KS

Add 1 "glop" of ketsup. Top each bowl with shredded cheese and sour cream (if desired). Seve with lots of crackers or tortilla chips. The cheese and sour cream will cut the hotness.

You could add one more can of beans, but be sure and rinse them. That will wash off the extra salt. If your chili is already to hot (spicy) then more salt will just add to the problem. You need BLAND. LOL

Mima

mima1317650850.35714339 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004KS

If you can get it calmed down, use it for chili dogs for one meal. Another meal could be big baked potatoes topped with chili, cheese and sourcream. And yet another meal you could make a big salad and top it with chili, cheese and sourcream and tortilla chips. That way it won't matter if the chili is too hot.

We do the ideas above with leftover chili.

Mima

hugsandkis­ses1317651113.781246 PostsRegistered 5/1/2007

I always heard "milk cuts heat" so that to me would me lots of sour cream...if your into it.

But I would make and another batch and mix the two like the other poster said, seems like the best way to even out the heat in your over spiced chilli.

"Sometimes good things fall apart so that Better Things can fall together"

nomless1317651204.6834383 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Here's a page full of suggestions. To sum it up, you need to dilute it.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_can_you_do_to_tone_it_down_if_you_make_your_chili_too_spicy

traveler1317652859.6511259 PostsRegistered 12/14/2004Alaska

Trying to remember what we did in New Mexico. Something with lime. Squirt each bowl with lime?

chickenbutt1317653479.75723566 PostsRegistered 1/16/2006chickentown

Sugar! I use brown sugar. I think brown sugar does a better job because of the molasses content. I over-heated my taco meat one time recently and just put brown sugar in, a tablespoon at a time, blending it in until it tastes good again.

Bippity boppity BOOYAH!

Brabls1317663186.89714740 PostsRegistered 4/27/2007

Serve it with a big dolop of sour cream on top. I love Tex mex butb get itn"over the top" periodically. I keep sour cream on hand for such instances.

MissGerry1317670155.88453 PostsRegistered 8/13/2011
My Grandmother would cut up a couple of raw potatoes and add them to the casserole that she had over spiced. Cook for about an hour then try it . Good luck---I know how annoying this kind of thing can be.

bajsf1317675808.5226 PostsRegistered 3/15/2007

well, here is an update..bought another large can of tomato puree, a 16 oz sour cream and a handful of brown sugar..and believe it or not, its not toooooo bad now...Have it in the fridge for an overnight stay and then in the freezer for upcoming COLD days. Still a bit toooo spicy for family, but I can enjoy it atleast now, without a flame throwing mouth. Thanks a bunch for all the suggestions..couldn't have cooled it down without you.

chickenbutt1317680403.7523566 PostsRegistered 1/16/2006chickentown
On 10/3/2011 Landolakes said: My Grandmother would cut up a couple of raw potatoes and add them to the casserole that she had over spiced. Cook for about an hour then try it . Good luck---I know how annoying this kind of thing can be.

I've heard of the raw potato solution. I've heard it works well. I'd forgotten about that one.

I just came up with the brown sugar thing on the fly one day and not only did it mellow out the heat, but it added just a little bit of an additional dimension to the flavor that went well with the chili/taco kind of profile. :) I'm pretty wimpy when it comes to hot, even though I do love Mexican food and chili, etc.

Bippity boppity BOOYAH!

tiamaria1317684997.282576 PostsRegistered 7/25/2006

I made a batch of chili a couple of years ago that was too spicy and I tried everything to fix it. I added a potato to absorb some of the flavor and I also added a carrot to make it sweeter. I added an extra can of tomatoes...nothing worked. As another poster suggested I ended up making another batch of chili with no seasoning and adding it to the batch of spicy chili. I then re-seasoned it and it turned out perfect.

Dilemma Me­ringue1317685948.24349 PostsRegistered 3/29/2011

http://terismessageboard.thegrocerygame.com/showthread.php?t=102522

The above link has some good ideas like adding potatoes, or baking soda. I suggest instead of eating it with sour cream, to substitute it with 0% Greek Yogurt (like Oikos or Fage brands) - a lot less fat and better for you.

scoutgirl1317686947.914238 PostsRegistered 5/25/2011
On 10/3/2011 chickenbutt said:
On 10/3/2011 Landolakes said: My Grandmother would cut up a couple of raw potatoes and add them to the casserole that she had over spiced. Cook for about an hour then try it . Good luck---I know how annoying this kind of thing can be.

I've heard of the raw potato solution. I've heard it works well. I'd forgotten about that one.

I just came up with the brown sugar thing on the fly one day and not only did it mellow out the heat, but it added just a little bit of an additional dimension to the flavor that went well with the chili/taco kind of profile. :) I'm pretty wimpy when it comes to hot, even though I do love Mexican food and chili, etc.

I have use this solution before and it worked{#emotions_dlg.thumbup1}

forrestwolf1317687175.0276004 PostsRegistered 6/20/2010Deep in South Georgia

I agree with the potato trick, that also works with too much salt.........and add dairy, to calm the heat..........I personally like the hotter, the better..........{#emotions_dlg.laugh}

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1895 Rudyard Kipling
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