Bert’s Freezo Chili

  • Yield : 60
  • Servings : 60
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 5:0 h
  • Ready In : 5:30 h
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This is a hand me down of Bert’s Freezo famous Chili recipe. The drive-in, Bert’s Freezo which was located in Kaplan, LA had the best Chili dogs and Chili Frito Pie ever. The recipe was given to Tommy originally from Mr. Campbell’s (late cook at the American Legion) son. He said Bert (Herman Bertrand) gave it to his dad.


  • 10 pounds hamburger meat (ground beef)
  • 10 pounds onions
  • 8 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 cup of Mexene Chili Powder
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • salt
  • red pepper
  • water


Step 1

Cook hamburger meat for 1 hour, adding water not to stick.

Step 2

After 1 hour, add onions and cook for another hour.

Step 3

After hour, add tomato sauce and cook another hour.

Step 4

Take four (4) large spoons of chili powder, add desired salt and red pepper, mix with one (1) large spoon of flour. Add water to the seasoning and add to the pot. Add enough water to get a stewy, soupy consistency. Let cook for another hour. Total cooking time, 4 to 6 hours.

Step 5

Spoon over a wiener in a hot dog bun for a chili dog or add to a small bag of Frito chips slightly crushed for Chili Frito Pie or as it was called a "Chili Mex". You also could combine the chili, chips and a cut-up wiener and enjoy it all!

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