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A Bowl of Buggy Chili

A Bowl of Buggy Chili
Preparation Method:
Meal Occasion:
Lunch , Dinner
Total Time:
Under 15 minutes


  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced or stewed tomatoes
  • 1 (15-ounce) can HORMELĀ® Chili With Beans
  • 1 (15-ounce) can HORMELĀ® Beef Tamales
  • Hard-cooked eggs, pimiento-stuffed olives, green and red bell peppers, carrots and pretzels for garnish


  1. In medium saucepan, combine chili and tomatoes.
  2. Remove papers from tamales; slice into bite-size pieces. Gently stir tamales into chili mixture. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until heated thoroughly.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare garnishes as shown: egg and olive slices for "eyes" (a dab of mayonnaise helps olive stick), long "arms" cut from green bell pepper, "eyebrows" from red bell pepper, "noses" of carrot tips and pretzels for "antennae."
  4. Warm 6 serving bowls. Ladle chili mixture into bowls, heaping up in center. Add garnishes to create "bugs."