- Single sample can Ray’s famous and delicious old school Texas-style chili with beans.
- Made with the original 1914 Chili Recipe from the Aldolphis Hotel Diner in Dallas Texas.
- Comes in a pop-top 15oz can, no can opener needed.
- Sold commercially since 1922
- Pairs well with tamales, cornbread, or saltine crackers
When Port traveled back to Dallas, brother Ray was left with Port’s three boys and a recipe for the most delicious chili. Ray continued making the chili for family and friends. He then started putting it in cellophane bags and jars to sell in the grocery store where Ray worked his day job. That day job changed to manufacturing Ray’s Brand Chilli in cans in 1922. The spelling of the name is a play on words, using the double LL as in ‘Illinois’!
Ray’s was a family owned business that grew steadily until Ray DeFrates’ passing in 1962. While the business remained strong, it was not growing, so the family sold Ray’s to another family in 1986 and in 1997 a new family purchased the business. In 1996, you could find Ray’s in most grocery stores in Illinois between I-80 and I-64. Ray’s could also be found in select grocery stores in Southern Illinois, Quad Cities of Iowa and in a few stores in Missouri and Indiana. Today, Ray’s can be found in select grocery stores throughout a 21-state region.
Ray’s commitment to quality is of utmost importance today. All of Ray’s canned products are inspected and passed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). All of Ray’s spices and seasonings are made with absolutely the freshest and finest ingredients.
INGREDIENTS: WATER, SOAKED BEANS, BEEF, SEASONING (SPICES, SALT, ONION POWDER, GARLIC POWDER, HYDROLYZED CORN GLUTEN, SOY PROTEIN, WHEAT GLUTEN) AND MODIFIED FOOD STARCH. CONTAINS SOY AND WHEAT.