AUSTIN, Minn., Jan. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Big Game Sunday means big flavors and the makers of Hormel®chili know a thing or two about big, bold flavors. America’s No. 1 chili brand has the dishes and dips to make you the MVP of your tailgating party.

Hormel® chili cheese dip

Over 86 percent of Americans eat some form of chili — and a lot of them are choosing one of the dozen-plus varieties of Hormel® chili. In the last year alone, there was over 113 million pounds of Hormel® chili purchased in the US.

Given its quick preparation, universal appeal and ability to satisfy even the hungriest football fan, it’s no surprise thatHormel® chili has become as beloved as it is essential for any spread on gridiron’s biggest day. No matter which team you’re cheering for at the top of your lungs, you know that Hormel® chili will be a winner with all your fellow football fanatics.

Try these tasty recipes:

Chili Cheese Dip

SERVINGS: 8 servings
PREP TIME: Less than 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME: Less than 15 minutes

1 (15-ounce) can HORMEL® Chili No Beans
1 (1-pound) package pasteurized prepared cheese product, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

1. In medium microwave-safe bowl, stir together chili and cheese product; cover.
2. Microwave on HIGH (100%); stirring once, 4½ to 5 minutes or until hot and cheese is melted.
3. Serve with corn chips, if desired.

Chili Dogs with Cheese

8 beef franks
8 hot dog buns, split
1 (15-ounce) can HORMEL® Chili No Beans, heated
Shredded cheese
Sliced green onions, if desired

1. Cook franks according to package directions.
2. Place franks in buns; spoon hot chili over franks.
3. Top with cheese, and green onions, if desired.

Chili Nachos

3 plum tomatoes, finely chopped
cup finely chopped red or white onion
cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 lime
About 12 cups corn tortilla chips
1 (15 ounce) can HORMEL® Chili with Beans
1 (2.25 ounce) can sliced ripe olives, coarsely chopped, if desired
3 cups (12 ounces) shredded colby or Monterey jack cheese
1 to 2 fresh jalapeo chilies, thinly sliced, if desired

1. Heat oven to 375˚F. In bowl, mix together tomatoes, onion and cilantro. Squeeze lime into the tomato mixture and toss until blended.
2. Arrange a single layer of chips on heatproof platter or baking sheet. Top with spoonfuls of chili, tomato mixture, olives and cheese. Add jalapeño slices, if desired. Repeat layers until all the ingredients are used.
3. Bake 15 minutes or until cheese is completely melted. Serve nachos hot.

Chili Sloppy Joe Sliders

1 (15-ounce) can HORMEL® chili
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon mustard
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
¼ teaspoon onion powder
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
8 slider buns, toasted

1. In small saucepan over medium heat, add chili and next 5 ingredients.
2. Bring mixture to a boil.
3. reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes or until thickened.
4. Spoon mixture onto slider bun halves, sprinkle with cheese and top with bun tops.

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About Hormel Foods – Inspired People. Inspired Food.
Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across more than 80 countries worldwide. Its brands include Skippy®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Wholly Guacamole®, Hormel® Black Label® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the ninth year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future – Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ – focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit and

Contact: Rick Williamson


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