If you’re from Indiana, Ohio, or even Kentuckiana, you might have had this chili at school! Or, you might even still eat it as an adult in this region. This chili is also super easy to make, inexpensive, and definitely delivers that classic, simple chili flavor. It’s Dan-Good, too! This chili might just give you some nostalgia of grabbing a bowl in the lunch line as a lass or lad.
So, there isn’t a standard style for “midwest chili,” just like the chili from all other regions. Every family has its own recipes and each state does theirs a little differently. HOWEVER, this chili has features of Cincinnati chili, Indiana chili, and Illinois chili, giving you a soupy, tomato-based chili with beans, beef, a few veggies, and the always controversial noodles. So, it indeed is a product of the Midwest, and many families make something close to this recipe every year!
And while this chili is simple, spicy Dan-O’s takes it to the next level. It delivers the perfect amount of garlic, herbs, real sea salt, and cayenne pepper to kick everything up a notch! Combine that with Bloemer’s chili powder, another Louisville KY staple, and you’re going to have some Dan-Good chili.
Serve your Midwest School Lunch Style Chili in a styrofoam bowl with a peanut butter sandwich. P.S. Noodles go in chili if you want them to…