Key Ingredients

1 64 oz. can of Tomato Juice

1 small can Hunts diced Tomatoes

1 small can Hunts Chili Style Tomatoes

1 Packet McCormick Chili Seasoning

2lbs. Ground Chuck

2 small cans Brooks Hot Chili Beans

1 large can Brooks Medium Chili Beans


Brown Ground Chuck in a large saucepan, and drain.  Transfer to a stock pot.  Add Tomato Juice, Tomatoes, Seasoning, and beans.  Simmer for 3 hours, and serve to all of your hungry clients.  Serve with great information provided by multiple vendors and tons of great conversation, and you have the recipe for a very successful evening!  This was the recipe followed on Tuesday October 5th when L.E. Smith served up a fun and informative Open House for all of their clients.  The evening included booths with new product information provided by Wilsonart, Formica, Karran, Michigan Maple Butcher Block, Parksite, Flakeboard, DSI (Distributor Service, Inc.,) and ISFA (International Surface Fabricators Association.)  Both Wilsonart and ISFA led presentations during the evening, and tours were provided to all in attendance.  Clients were able to watch laminate fabrication in progress, and they all enjoyed a tasty bowl of Chili made with tomatoes, beans, and the key ingredient: Fun!