Can I use tomato soup to make chili?

This is the ultimate store cupboard chili recipe, using just a few basic chili ingredients: ground beef, onions, garlic, canned tomato soup, kidney beans, chili powder and vinegar. You don’t have to add the vinegar if you don’t have any, but I find it really does help bring out the flavor of the chili.

Can you use tomato soup instead of tomato sauce for chili?

Use one 10 ounce can of tomato soup to replace 1 cup of tomato sauce in any recipe.

Can I use tomato soup instead of paste in chili?

I don’t love using tomato soup instead of tomato paste. It does have a similar flavor to tomato paste, but it’s sweeter and contains significantly more liquid. That can cause your recipe to turn out runny. If it’s your only option, go for it, but you’ll need to reduce the other liquid ingredients in the recipe.

Is chicken or beef broth better for chili?

Chili cooks low and slow, so you need enough liquid to tenderize the meat and keep everything from drying out. That liquid should also add flavor to the chili, so use chicken, beef, or vegetable stock, or beer.

Will tomato soup thicken chili?

Using tomato paste to thicken chili is great because it adds an excellent tangy flavor to the chili. Mix in one small 60 oz can of tomato paste into your chili during the last 30 minutes of cooking. Let it simmer until thickened.

Is tomato soup a good substitute for tomato sauce?

Tomato soup makes a great substitute for tomato sauce in a pinch. However, these soups tend to be thinner than your typical tomato sauce. To remedy this, remove 1/4 cup liquid from the recipe ingredients for every 10.75 ounce can of tomato soup used.

What adds good flavor to chili?

Cinnamon, strong coffee, and dark chocolate all boost them meaty flavor in a good chili. Pick any of the following: 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1 whole cinnamon stick, a shot of espresso, a small cup of strong coffee, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, or a few squares of good-quality dark chocolate.