Sunday, April 18, 2010

Hormel & Dinty Moore

Do you know who is celebrating their 75th anniversary this year?

From food to flight, 1935 was a year for legends: Monopoly debuted. Elvis Presley was born. And two iconic cans appeared on store shelves: Dinty Moore® products and Hormel® chili.

When I think of Hormel and Dinty Moore, I think of comfort food. Chili, Beef Stew, Chicken and Dumplings. Yum!

I think one of my favorite items is their Chicken and Dumplings. I like that it is available in a convenient, single-serve, microwave container - which allows me an option to have some nice warm comfort food at work for lunch. I pack that, along with two slices of white bread (whole grain, of course) and a small amount of butter.

One of my favorite dips for tortilla chips is their Chili Cheese Dip. I love that their Chili is available without beans (I'm not a bean eater!). The directions for the recipe are for preparing it on the stove top, but I tend to make it in a small crock-pot when I make it - I find that it works better for parties and carry-ins.

Chili Cheese Dip

1 (15-ounce) can Hormel® Chili No Beans
1 (16-ounce) package pasteurized prepared Cheddar cheese product, cut into cubes

In large saucepan, combine chili and cheese. Heat over low heat, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted and chili mixture is hot and bubbly. Serve with corn chips.

Another recipe that the company shared with me was featured on a 1976 label. It is called Cowboy Stew (also called Beef Stew Bonanza)

1 (40-ounce) can Dinty Moore® beef stew
3 (15-ounce) cans Hormel® chili with beans

In large pot over medium heat, combine stew and chili. Heat just until boiling, stirring occasionally. Serves 10.

I think it sounds very interesting, but I would want to make it using the chili without the beans.

You can find these and many more recipes at


In order to celebrate their 75th Anniversary, Hormel and Dinty Moore has generously provided a prize package featuring product and a 75th anniversary t-shirt for one A Busy Mom of Two reader.

The prize pack includes:
· Dinty Moore®/Hormel® Chili 75th anniversary t-shirt
· 1 can Dinty Moore® Hearty Meals® beef stew
· 1 can Hormel® Chili no beans
· 1 can Hormel® Chili Master™ chili

Mandatory entry:
What is your favorite Dinty Moore® or Hormel® chili product and/or your favorite way to prepare it?

Bonus entries:
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This giveaway will close on Tuesday, April 27th at 6 pm. One winner will be selected using a random number generator. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.

No compensation was received for this post. In addition to the prize package for the giveaway, I was provided with one prize package for my family to enjoy.


Sarah J said...

I like their chili with beans.

I spread a layer of cream cheese in a baking dish. I put a can of their chili with beans and top it with cheddar cheese. I bake it at 350 until it's all melty. It's SOOOO good!

sarahkayjordan@sbcglobal dot net.

NeedANap2 said...

Dinty Moore beef stew

Anonymous said...

I love Dinty Moore Beef Stew. Open the can - pour in bowl - microwave. Serve with peanut butter sandwich!

deborahcraft at yahoo dot com

bettycd said...

Love the DM Beef Stew. My mother used to buy it when I was little and it seemed so rich in comparison to campbells condensed beef soup. I think DM may have been the original ready to eat thick and rich stew. Then Campbells came out with theirs 'so rich you can eat it with your fork'.

bettycd said...

following and tweeted

Jay said...

My favorite way to prepare is the the chili with beans over a hot dog!

tlawrence said...

Hormel Chili without Beans is #1 choice. Great for several dip recipes, as well as the basic Chili Dog!!! Thanks, Tammy

happynurse27 said...

I like the chili dip you posted. Yum!

Luvdaylilies said...

I love hormel chili with no beans~
Take a big baked potato, split and warmed hormel chili with no beans & top with shredded sharp cheddar, YUM!
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Luvdaylilies said...

I tweeted=)
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net

Anonymous said...

I use their chili in queso! Melt velveeta in a crockpot, add a can of chili, stir, and serve with chips!


Donna said...

I love their chili- just heat and eat.

Donna said...

I tweeted:

Charlene Canfield said...

I like the beef stew!

Charlene Canfield said...

I am following you on twitter. and I tweeted.

Meredith said...

We love the turkey chili with beans and hot dogs.