Bread bowl chili

Edible bowls make it easy for our gang to clean their plates! This hearty homemade chili served up in individual kaiser rolls is as fun to make as it is to eat. Don't forget to keep this idea in mind for stews and chowders, too!

Serves: 8


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans red kidney beans, undrained
  • 1 ounce envelope onion soup mix
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 8 kaiser rolls


  1. In a large pot, combine the ground beef and garlic over medium-high heat and brown for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the crushed tomatoes, kidney beans, onion soup mix, and chili powder; mix well and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cut a 1-1/2-inch circle off the top of each roll and remove the bread circles. Reserve the circles to serve with the chili for dunking. Hollow out the rolls, leaving 1/2 inch of bread around the sides, creating bowls.
  4. Place the bread bowls on plates and spoon the chili into them, allowing the chili to overflow.

Serving Tip

Make sure to have sour cream, chopped onions, and shredded cheese on hand to use as chili toppers.