This chili seasoning features flour, chili powder, red pepper, onion, garlic and cumin.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a bowl, stir together flour, chili powder, red pepper, onion, garlic, sugar, cumin, parsley, salt, basil and pepper. Store in an airtight container.

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Nutrition Facts

44.5 calories; 1.4 g protein; 9.2 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 796 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2007
This is better than pre-packaged mixes. Omit the flour in the mix. If you'd like to thicken your chili, use refried beans instead--no one will notice-I promise! Use 1/4 cup at a time until it's as thick as you'd like it. Use the seasoning mix as follows: for a small batch of chili use 2T of mix with 1 lb meat of choice, any other veg additions and 1 can of drained/rinsed beans (or about 6-8 oz dry beans, cooked), 1 can diced tomatoes and 1 can reg sized can tomato sauce. For a bigger batch use about 4T of mix with 2 lbs meat, 1 pound of dry beans (cooked) or about 3 cans rinsed/drained beans, 2 cans reg sized tomato sauce, 1 (or 2) cans diced tomatoes, and some water if you'd like to thin it. This is only to give others an idea of how much mix for the beans/meat/tomato ratio. It's very forgiving. This makes a very very good plain ole fashioned no frills chili. Also, if you want this just warm...decrease pepper flakes to 1 tsp--it's still plenty warm for those who don't like it hot (like me!). I did jump up the chili powder amount to 2 level TB instead of 4 tsp. This is a well-rounded mix--I was not left with that..'there's just something missing' feeling. It was ALL there! Thanks for the awesome recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/28/2004
I give this two stars because the flour overpowers the mix. I'm sure it is great leaving out the flour - but then I wouldn't be reviewing this recipe as posted. I was going to toss it - but saved it by adding (ironically) a packet of taco seasoning - which diluted the flour. Thanks anyway - will actually make this again - but without the flour! Read More
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  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2007
This is better than pre-packaged mixes. Omit the flour in the mix. If you'd like to thicken your chili, use refried beans instead--no one will notice-I promise! Use 1/4 cup at a time until it's as thick as you'd like it. Use the seasoning mix as follows: for a small batch of chili use 2T of mix with 1 lb meat of choice, any other veg additions and 1 can of drained/rinsed beans (or about 6-8 oz dry beans, cooked), 1 can diced tomatoes and 1 can reg sized can tomato sauce. For a bigger batch use about 4T of mix with 2 lbs meat, 1 pound of dry beans (cooked) or about 3 cans rinsed/drained beans, 2 cans reg sized tomato sauce, 1 (or 2) cans diced tomatoes, and some water if you'd like to thin it. This is only to give others an idea of how much mix for the beans/meat/tomato ratio. It's very forgiving. This makes a very very good plain ole fashioned no frills chili. Also, if you want this just warm...decrease pepper flakes to 1 tsp--it's still plenty warm for those who don't like it hot (like me!). I did jump up the chili powder amount to 2 level TB instead of 4 tsp. This is a well-rounded mix--I was not left with that..'there's just something missing' feeling. It was ALL there! Thanks for the awesome recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2004
I will never buy a package mix again. I did make a couple wee changes though. I added a tsp seasoned salt and increased the sugar to a TBS. I also left out the minced onion since I used a whole chopped onion sauteed with the meat. I used this with my beer chili recipe and the results were amazing. My husband couldn't stop raving about it even the next day. Thank you thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2003
This seasoning is right on! I was making a recipe that called for chili seasoning mix since I was out I used this and it worked perfect! From now on I will use this instead of the store bought kind! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2006
The only drawback to this recipe is that it doesn't have directions of what to add with the meat. I pretty much followed the directions for the seasoning...I doubled it, and added it to 3 lbs. ground beef/turkey mixture with two cans diced tomatoes, a small can of tomato paste and a can of Ro-tel tomatoes. It was delicious! I will definitely use this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/28/2004
I give this two stars because the flour overpowers the mix. I'm sure it is great leaving out the flour - but then I wouldn't be reviewing this recipe as posted. I was going to toss it - but saved it by adding (ironically) a packet of taco seasoning - which diluted the flour. Thanks anyway - will actually make this again - but without the flour! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2005
Delicious start for chili. I only used 2T of flour and I added 2t extra of chili powder. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2008
Used this when making Debdoozie's Blue Ribbon Chili from this site. It was great! I will definitely have this on hand for all my chili making! Thank you Sara for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2007
So good! I love to make homemade instead of the prepackaged mixes (that I have no clue what is in them). I used a little bit less red pepper (I only had the flakes). The rest I followed the recipe. Used this with Debdoozie's Blue Ribbon Chili from this site. Big hit tonight! I really appreciate these homemade mixes! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2011
I never buy mix anymore. I don't add flour and I up the chili powder and cumin a little and decrease the pepper flakes a tad. I've been using this recipe for a couple years now. These changes were made after making the recipe as stated and tweaking over time to suit my family. I used the tweaked version of this in a chili cook off and won second place. First place was a white chili.:) This is good stuff! (i'm cookinmama a previous reviewer but had to sign up under a new name) I still use the amounts I reviewed in that review. This is the bomb! Read More
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