By Tuffykenwell on July 19, 2009
Photo by QueenBee49444
Photo by QueenBee49444
"I make up about 6-8 small mason jars of the spice mixture ahead of time so that when I am ready to make chili it is about 10 minutes work away (plus simmer time but I haven't figured out how to get around that yet). It is a very versatile recipe and I have made it with ground beef or ground pork and have interchanged various types of beans and corn. Our favorite version is corn with black beans."
Serving Size: 1 (4 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"I found this recipe because I forgot to pick up a mix at the store. Boy am I glad I forgot it! So easy and very good! I will say that kids might not like the heat so you can scale back on the cayenne and red pepper flakes if you want. I like heat so I left it alone. I added 4 cans of kidney beans, 1 can of diced tomatoes, an onion, and a pound of lean hamburger and made my chili like I usually do which is in the crock pot. I did add the mix to 1 3/4 cup of water other wise it would dry out and burn. Keeper thank you! Delicious!"
"This was the best chili spice mix I ever had! Thank you!"
"So easy to whip together and perfect amount of each spice, I'm happy I found it, thanks. :)"
"This was a very good recipe for a chili mix. My son would have liked a much hotter chili but then I don't. He can add more to his own bowl if he likes to have something hotter. We will be using this again. Going to make some packets up to have on hand for the next year."
"This mix is soooo much better than the store bought stuff. It tastes much more authentic and has so many layers of flavors. Never buying the packet again!"
"Been trying to find a better mix than the Magic Castle's packet mix you could buy off their website (it's always sold out) and I was happy to have stumbled upon this recipe. It's easy and tastes so unbelievably good (I added sour cream, shredded sharp cheddar and avocado as toppings) that my mouth waters just thinking about it. I'm happy it makes a huge batch, too, because I could definitely eat this for days and not get tired of it. Perfect amount of spices!"
"excellent chili...haven't tasted any better...I have always looked for a good chili recipe and this is the one!!"
"I didn't have enough chili powder on hand, so I'm reviewing it based on that. I loved how simple it was and that I had all the spices on hand. I substituted corn starch for the flour to make it gluten free. Easy recipe, great taste! I used the seasoning on a pound of meat, 1 can tomato sauce, 1 can water (just use the tomato sauce can) for Frito Pie. :o)"
"Really, really good chili spices! I "tested" after about 30 minutes of simmering and it has a really nice bite to it. I will serve it tonight to a group and smile as the compliments come in. I doubled the batch 1/2 beef and 1/2 turkey and used a can of corn, black beans and 2 cans of chili beans. Thank you for the awesome recipe!!"
"Thanks so much for a great, helpful, and delicious recipe. I love this spice mix, and it's so much better than the packets from the store that we usually use. My husband is the chili-maker around here, and he swears he will never use a different kind of chili seasoning. (Which means, I better get busy making up a big batch!) By the way, this is great with tortilla chips, cheese, and sour cream! Yummy!"
"I would give this recipe 10 stars if I could - it is so good. I mixed the spices as directed, yes it is a little "hot" but very good. Made the chili using a can of kidney beans, can of black beans and a jar of stewed tomatoes. Added 1/2 a red onion and 1/2 orange pepper to a pound of ground chicken. Hopefully there will still be one bowl left for me tomorrow! Thanks for posting this recipe. Made and enjoyed on a cold winter night."
"This was so good. I made exactly as stated, except I didn't have any whole kernel corn, so I used a package of frozen mixed veggies. I loved this, but my DH thought it was a little too hot. My two brothers & wives and my mother came, so I didn't get much. They thought it was just right. Needless to say, I'm now cooking my second batch and also made up five bags of spices for more. I did cut the cayenne pepper down to 1/4 teaspoon but if it were up to me I would have left as is Thanks for sharing this great recipe."
"Oh yes, this is an easy tasty recipe and I enjoyed it a lot. Now that I have tried it, I'll make up a couple of the spice mixes to have on hand. Try it, you'll like it."
"Fabulous mix of spices! I rarely make chili the same way twice, but I know now that I will use this to season my chili every time from now on. It's perfect for us with just the right amount of heat. I didn't have red pepper flakes, so I increased the cayenne just a bit. This would make a great, inexpensive gift to give, along with the recipe for the other chili ingredients. Thanks for sharing this with us!"
"I cut this spice recipe in half just so I wouldn't have a lot around in case I wanted to make some changes to it, but guess what ~ I think it's great just the way it is! I incorporated the spice into a recipe I have for chili & it worked out so nicely! Another time I think I'd like to just play around in the kitchen with THIS spice & what I have on hand, but at least I know your spice recipe is indeed a keeper! Thanks for sharing it! [Tagged, made & reviewed in New Kids on the Block tag]"