Thursday, September 15, 2011

L.A.’s Favorite Chili Available at a New Chain of Stores

L.A.'s Favorite Chili strikes again.

Grocery store shelves throughout the Western United States are not complete until “the brick” joins forces with other meat department items.

Dolores Chili was a natural to become the second most purchased item in the fresh meat case at Food4Less and Ralphs’ stores in 2010, and thus far in 2011.

This week, the all beef, original Chili Brick® will hit the shelves at all of WinCo Foods' California store locations.

"We are very excited about our partnership with the great people at Winco Foods and we look forward to having our Dolores Chili available to WinCo customers," said David Muñoz, Dolores Canning President.

WinCo’s meat department shelves will house the 20-ounce retail-sized Chili Brick®, which will be priced at $4.79 per unit.

Each brick of Dolores Chili makes 4-5 servings and comes ready to heat and serve. Dolores Chili is the perfect topping for Chili Burgers, Hot Dogs or Chili Fries. Dolores Chili lovers recognize a diverse, great tasting product, but also appreciate the low cost per serving and the ability to feed a family during these tougher economic times.

Its model is a perfect fit for WinCo, which is known as "The Supermarket Low Price Leader.”

Dolores Chili fits right in at WinCo Foods by providing the consumer with a great quality product at value pricing. The Los Angeles-based Dolores Canning, founded in 1954, is best known for its famous Beef Chili Brick®, and recently introduced a Chicken version with the same great taste.

Originally a distributor of beef and pork Mexican products, the family-owned Dolores Canning has expanded its delectable chili to major retail grocery chains throughout the West, and its foodservice pack is sold at all Smart & Final stores, Jetro and countless cash & carry stores. Many restaurants including Philippe the Original in Downtown L.A. have served Dolores Chili for over 40 years.

WinCo Foods serves customers throughout the Western United States through three distribution warehouses. WinCo Foods joins other grocers such as Albertson's, Food4Less, Ralphs, Stater Bros. & Vons as another retailer where chili lovers can enjoy Chili Brick®.

For those consumers who cannot find Dolores Chili at a restaurant or grocery chain near them, they can visit

Friday, July 29, 2011

L.A.’s Favorite Chili hits SoCal streets

Dolores Chili Brick, simply known as Dolores Chili and dubbed “L.A.’s Favorite Chili” has been satisfying palates for over 50 years.

In the past, Dolores Canning Co., the East Los Angeles-based manufacturer of Dolores Chili has sponsored the California State Chili Championship.

From 2010-2011, Dolores Chili also participated at off-road racing events, 5K and 10K runs, cook-offs, church fairs and cancer walks in LA, San Bernardino and Orange counties sampling the famous chili, demonstrating recipe preparation, and handing out promotional items.

During the remaining 2011 and into 2012, Dolores Chili is more aggressively hitting the streets. The calendar is filling up with more runs, walks, street fairs and various events.

At each event, Dolores Chili sets up a 10 x 10 booth and samples enough chili and promotional products for a single or multiple day gig.

"We enjoy getting out in our local area, to meet & greet our Dolores Chili fans and to give back to those who buy our product. We love to support events that benefit the community", said David Munoz, company President.

Chili Fritos and a straight “cup of red” are two popular items sampled during events at the Dolores Chili booth.

Booth visitors will receive coupons, and promo items and gear such as mouse pads, pens, key chains and T-shirts.

To set up a Dolores Chili booth at your next event, please contact

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Chili Brick Moves to No. 2 Spot in LA Area Meat Department Sales

Ground beef, steaks, chicken breast, lunch meat, sausage and Chili Brick.

Last fall Dolores Chili Brick was ranked No. 3 amongst these items stocked in Southern California's Food 4 Less fresh meat cases. This month, Kroger, the parent company of Food 4 Less and sister store Ralphs, announced the Chili Brick was now No. 2. Just behind front-runner Oscar Meyer, the all beef, 20-ounce Chili Brick topped the sales reports at the end of the fourth quarter for the Food 4 Less stores in the L.A. area.

“We’re starting to make a hype in grocery store meat departments. When people don’t see our product, they’re asking for it, and when it’s there, they’re buying it,” said David Muñoz, Dolores Canning Co. president.

The Chili Brick’s continued popularity at Ralphs and Food 4 Less has placed it alongside top selling national brand items providing excellent value for consumers.

The frozen, fully cooked Chili Bricks are sold for $4.29, and one brick can serve four to six people. Chili and rice bowls, chili dogs, chili burgers, chili cheese fries or nachos or a straight cup or bowl are the most popular ways it’s served.

It is raved about on blogs, recipes, and Facebook and Twitter posts. Some fans, friends and followers say the chili is the base of their homemade recipes. Countless fans from around the country get their “Chili fix” weekly by ordering Dolores Chili on-line.

Dolores Canning Co., the manufacturer of the Chili Brick, sells its product in grocery chains beyond Food 4 Less and Ralphs. Albertson’s, Bristol Farms, Stater Bros. & Vons stores also carry the Chili Brick.

Foodservice distributors and club stores like Smart & Final and Restaurant Depot carry the larger size, 5-pound tray. Restaurants such as Philippe the Original, in Downtown L.A., have featured the famous chili on their menu for nearly 40 years. National distributors such as Sysco, carry the Chili Brick and distribute to restaurant chains and independent establishments.

In late 2010, Dolores introduced the chicken Chili Brick made from 100 percent chicken and the same family recipe as the beef brick. Those bricks have hit shelves at Superior and Bristol Farms’ locations as of now.

Distributors carry the chili and distribute to restaurant chains and independent establishments.

Dolores Canning Co. is a family owned, third generation, minority owned business. The company has been making the famous Dolores Chili Brick since 1973 at its East Los Angeles plant. Dolores Chili can be purchased on-line at

Monday, March 14, 2011

Restaurant Depot Offers New Chili Option, Dolores

The simplest, traditional ingredients, which made the Dolores Chili Brick® famous and many restaurant’s chili and menu items stand out, has been in Restaurant Depot and Jetro stores for years.

Restaurant owners, cooks and chefs have been using Dolores (all beef) Chili Brick® to bring their own chili and menu items to life since the 80’s.

It was a no brainer when Dolores Chili’s President, David Muñoz, and Sales Manager, Bert Muñoz, introduced the Chicken Chili Brick® in late 2010. “The same consistency, but a great alternative for those who prefer chicken,” said David. “The chicken chili can be used for different, creative menu items.”

The Chicken Chili Brick® is made from 100 percent chicken and all of Dolores’ famous family spices. Like the beef brick, it is pre-cooked, frozen and ready to heat and serve.

Restaurant owners use it to top off their burgers and dogs, bring the flavor to their Chili Cheese Fries and for creative ‘chili and rice’ or ‘chili over pasta’ items.

Select stores across Southern California stock the Chicken Chili Brick® next to the beef brick in the 5-pound brick or 20-pound tray options.
Since the chicken bricks just hit shelves last week, Restaurant Depot is offering 10 percent off list price at participating stores.

To find a Restaurant Depot in Southern California please visit

For more info about Dolores Chili please visit

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Chili Dog Casserole

Here's another quick, easy and affordable Dolores Chili Brick® recipe we know you and the kids will love.

1 Dolores Chili Brick®
1 package of beef frankfuters
10 (8-inch) flour tortillas
1 (8-ounce) package Cheddar Cheese, shredded

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F

2. In a medium saucepan heat Dolores Chili Brick®.

3. Spread Dolores Chili on the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Roll up franks inside tortillas and place in baking dish, seam side down, on top of the Dolores Chili. Top with the remaining chili and sprinkle with cheese.

4. Cover baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30-35 minutes.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Chili: Super Bowl or Three Bean Chili...

This Super Bowl Sunday add chicken or beef Dolores Chili Brick to your simple recipes to spice things up, or make some of our favorite, quick Dolores Chili recipes.

Super Bowl Recipes
Super Bowl of Chili
You can prepare either chicken or beef Chili Brick and include shredded cheddar and green or white onions to top it off.
Thaw a 20-ounce beef or chicken Chili Brick
Place the chili in a medium saucepan. Add water or broth.
Heat for 7-10 minutes and serve in a bowl.

Chili Cheese Nachos
Prepare a crock-pot with Ortega, El Mexicano, or any brand sold at Smart&Final or Sam’s, nacho cheese.
In a medium to large saucepan prepare a beef Chili Brick to pour over a plate of nachos.

Chili Cheese Fries
In the oven prepare your favorite cut of Ore-Ida or any brand frozen fries.
In a saucepan prepare an all-beef or chicken Chili Brick.
Serve the fries topped with Dolores Chili Brick, shredded cheese and a teaspoon of sour cream.

Three Bean Chili w/ Jalapeno
In a medium saucepan, prepare Dolores Chili Brick, add beef or chicken stock instead of water.
Strain off excess grease.
Add diced tomato, pinto beans and jalapeno.
Bring back to a simmer.
Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

Friday, January 7, 2011

Dolores Chili will host ‘Free Cup of Chili Day’ at Philippe the Original

Like many other chili makers, Dolores Chili is devoted to its family recipe since they began manufacturing the famous Dolores Chili Brick in 1973.

But what also sets them apart from the competition, aside from their unique brick shape and flavor, is their reputation for being “L.A.’s Favorite Chili.”

Last year was a successful one for the maker of the foodservice and retail-sized all beef, pre-cooked and spiced Chili Bricks. Their market expansion included bricks on shelves at all Southern California Vons locations, and a stronger presence in other stores such as Food4Less, Ralphs, Albertsons and Stater Brothers. They also introduced a new product; a chicken Chili Brick, which was on shelves in all Bristol Farms and Superior Grocers within weeks of introducing the product.

And for decades, the all-beef chili has been ‘proudly served’ by the cup or bowl at Philippe the Original in Downtown L.A.

“Everybody loves the chili,” said Philippe’s restaurant manager, Elias Barajas.
To celebrate their 2010 milestones and their partnership with Philippe’s, Dolores Chili will host a ‘Free Cup of Chili Day,’ at Philippe’s on Tuesday, January 18, 2011.
The first 500 guests, starting at 11 a.m., who accept a voucher available at either of Philippe’s entrances can present them at the counter for a free cup of chili with the purchase of any sandwich.
Philippe’s is located at 1001 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, across from Union Station.
“This is our way of giving back to all of our chili fans, and to the fans of Philippe’s who we have had a strong partnership with,” said Dolores Chili president David Muñoz.

Dolores Chili Brick is shipped each week to countless retail stores, foodservice companies and restaurants nationwide. Although, it built its reputation in L.A. where their plant is located, people across the nation and globe request and order the chili in their city every day. Dolores Chili ships Chili Brick six-packs each week to locations such as Anchorage, Boston and Chicago. For more info about Dolores Chili please visit,