Peggy’s Restaurant Sandwich Chili

This is the recipe for the legendary sandwich chili that Mama Peggy served-up on burgers and hotdogs at Peggy’s Restaurant for almost 30 years. Folks in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, still talk about those burgers and hot dogs, and this chili was an essential ingredient.

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Peggy's Restaurant Sandwich Chili
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 12
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This is the recipe for the legendary sandwich chili that Mama Peggy served-up at Peggy's Restaurant for almost 30 years.
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 tbsp minced onion
  • 2.5 tbsp chili powder
  • 4.5 tbsp ketchup
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • ½ tbsp pepper
  1. In saucepan over medium heat, brown ground beef.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. When beef is browned, drain grease if any.
  4. Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir while mixture continues to cook, breaking down big chunks of meat into an even consistency.
  5. Turn down to simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Salt and pepper to taste.
Thanks to Victoria Sadler for helping to re-create Mama Peggy's chili recipe.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1.3 oz Calories: 114 Fat: 8 g Saturated fat: 3.2 g Unsaturated fat: 3.5 g Carbohydrates: 2.8 g Sugar: 1.6 g Fiber: .7 g Protein: 6.9 Cholesterol: 28.4 mg

If you’ve ever ordered a burger “all the way” in the Piedmont area of North Carolina, you got this kind of chili, with mustard and onions. A Mama Peggy classic! This is the recipe for the legendary sandwich chili that Mama Peggy served to customer at Peggy’s Restaurant in Kings Mountain, North Carolina for almost 30 years.


Peggy Chaney was best known as cook and co-owner of Peggy's Restaurant in Kings Mountain, North Carolina (which she and her sister, Loretta, ran for over two decades). You can find her pages on Google+, Twitter and Facebook. One of eleven siblings, she was the daughter of a Baptist preacher, and was well remembered for her kind spirit and regard for others. Her genuine warmth and grace is sorely missed.


One Response to Peggy’s Restaurant Sandwich Chili

  1. Kevin July 15, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    I didn’t know if we’d ever get to taste Mama’s sandwich chili again, but Victoria hit it dead-on (after some trial and error, I know). I ate at Peggy’s Restaurant all of my life until the place shut down, and I’m willing to declare that this is as close as you’ll ever get to Mama Peggy’s chili. Mama never made it at home much, so I thought it was possible I’d never get to taste it again. Kudos!

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