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!
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!