Monday, January 24, 2011

Mix-It-Up Monday - Chili Seasoning


I helped a friend move this weekend. For an easy dinner, we gathered up a couple cans of beans, a couple cans of tomatoes and sauce, some ground beef and a double recipe of this chili seasoning. It was super easy to put together, and we left it simmering on the stove while everyone was busy unpacking. Yum! You could put all of those ingredients into a basket or pot for a really cool house warming gift!

The recipe:


Just put it all in a labeled jar, pop on the lid, give it a shake and you're done! Or, if you're so inclined, perhaps you could leave the layers and create a pretty bit of art for the recipient, at least until someone shakes the jar.


I really like this one! It saves some money compared to those seasoning packets from the supermarket and it's free of preservatives. It's easy to put together, and oh-so flexible. For instance, I didn't have dried minced onion on hand. OK, I did, but it was in the basement, and I didn't feel like going down there to get it. I simply used some onion powder instead. You can easily alter it to your family's tastes, too. I find this particular mix to be tasty, but mild. Adding some dried cayenne pepper would take care of that.

Give it a try - and let me know what you think!


Prairie Farmstead Ponderings said...

This sounds like one I will try, Dearie! It would be so much easier to have all these spices premixed rather than having to drag all those jars out for every batch of chili.

Now, I'm assuming this quantity is for one batch of chili? So, I could multiply everything if I wanted to have more than one batch on hand?

Anonymous said...

Oh Laura, I use this very recipe, and tweak it for low(er) carb. It's just soooo good. :)

Ten Things Farm said...

Yes, this is supposed to be enough for one batch of chili. I usually make a quadruple batch at a time, and then I don't exactly measure, just eye it and taste, adjust accordingly. :)

Kristi, I am not sure that teaspoon of sugar is making any major change in flavor myself. I do like that the flour gives the chili a slightly thicker consistency, but that could be left out too for low carbers. :)


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