Restaurant Recipes

Roy's Cafe Chili

This is a large quantity recipe.

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  • 20 pounds chili meat
  • 2 (6 pound 12 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 12 tablespoons chili powder
  • 6 tablespoons crushed chili flakes
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons garlic
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 15 tablespoons paprika
  • 8 cups diced fresh onion
  • Cooked beans, to add later


  1. Place the cubed meat in a large roaster in a preheated 400 degree F oven to brown. Stir frequently until done.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and set oven at 375 degrees F.
  3. Cover and bake the chili for 3 hours in the oven.
  4. Freeze chili in blocks to be thawed and served later.
  5. Keep a fresh pot of beans on the stove to add to the chili just before serving.


Posted by GayleL at Recipe Goldmine 6/24/01 10:42:02 pm.

Source: - Roy's Cafe in Amboy, California, from The Route 66 Cookbook: Comfort Food from the Mother Road

Roy's Cafe is owned by Herman Buster Burris, who named the place for his father-in-law.

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