RAYS ORIGINAL CHILLI 15oz Pop Top Can – Old Time 1914 Dallas Texas Chili Recipe from the Aldolphis Hotel Diner

$3.25

Ray’s famous and delicious old school Texas-style chili with beans.  The product that started it all in 1922, Ray’s Original Chilli with Beans is a tasty treat that’s ready in minutes.  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.  For years, Ray’s Original Chilli with Beans has been in the kitchen cupboards of chili lovers everywhere.   There was a glowing New York Times article by De Gustibus food editor Mimi Sheraton.  After holding a taste test of all available canned chili products, Sheraton raved, “Ray’s is the hands-down winner.”  I usually add a few sliced pickled jalapenos to my bowl of Ray’s.  Pairs great with tamales, cornbread, or saltine crackers.  Also available in cases of 12.

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Description

  • 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
All great brands start with a great story and Ray’s is no exception. Ray’s brother, Port DeFrates, started Ray’s Brand Chilli. Port traveled from his hometown of Springfield, IL to Dallas, TX to seek his fame and fortune. While there he spent some time eating a new dish, called chili, in the diner that was located in the lobby of the Adolphis Hotel. He loved the chili so much that he somehow got the recipe and took it back home.  Port started making it for family and friends in 1914.

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.

Additional information

Weight 17 oz
Dimensions 5 × 4 × 4 in

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