Chili Seasoning Mix II
This chili seasoning features flour, chili powder, red pepper, onion, garlic and cumin.
This chili seasoning features flour, chili powder, red pepper, onion, garlic and cumin.
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
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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
Delicious start for chili. I only used 2T of flour, and I added 2t extra of chili powder.
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!
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!
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!
Used in a pinch when ran out of packet mix. Made entire recipe but used 1/2 tablespoon onion powder and 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder. Used 3 tablespoons of prepared mix for 1 lb of meat chili recipe. Tasted great!
I made this today and it was great I left out the flour and lowered the salt but it was perfect!
I will use this from now on, this is coming from a girl who refuses to use chili "season packets". As a previous reviewer stated "this is right on"! Thanks so much Sara!
Triple the recipe as written and it fills a pint jar nicely. Keeps well. I use 2 Tablespoons of mix to one pound of meat or beans.
I will never buy a packet of chili mix again. I was skeptical when I saw the ingredients and decided to take a chance, since it had so many great reviews. I left out the flour, sugar and salt. My chili did not need the flour or sugar, but I did season with salt to taste as I was making it. I used the Debdoozie's chili recipe on the site, and it was the most amazing bowl of chili I have ever eaten (Hubby loved it too!) I suppose I am not really reviewing the recipe as written, but at the end of the day, it got me where I wanted to go...I am now a believer in making my own chili seasonings, it is wonderful to not worry about all the "unpronouncable" ingredients in the store bought packages. Thank you so much for posting!!!!
In my opinion this recipe as written is not good at all! The flour is completely un neccesary and actually makes the chilli taste like flour. There should be double the amount of chili powder, and some cayenne pepper as well
I appreciate Cookin Mama's review. Spot on using no flour and using 2T per pound of ground beef, etc. I also toned down the heat as she did by reducing the red pepper to 1 t. I made double when I realized this recipe would make about 4 small batches of chili. Now I have enough to keep on hand when I'm in a rush. I may even try this for burritos. Thanks, Sal, great recipe!!
i didnt have any chili seasoning mix on hand, so i made this and used it for Debdoozie's Blue Ribbon chili. it turned out great! i did add some extra red pepper to this mix though, probably an extra teaspoon or so because my husband and i like a little extra spice. i'll never buy store mix again, i'll make this! thanks for the recipe!
I ran out of the prepackaged mix so i decided to try this. I won't be buying chili seasoning anymore. I did follow the suggestions to reduce the red pepper flakes to 1 tsp. for a more mild chili and also to increase the chili powder to 2 TBSP. My kids don't like a lot of spice. This was perfect!
I was out of packaged chili seasoning mix and found that I had all the ingredients for this recipe. I wasn't too clear on how much chili this would make, so I ended up using it for 1.5lb turkey meat. It was really spicy but super delicious! I'm never going back to the packaged mix, especially when it's so easy to make myself. I omitted the flour and used an 8oz can of tomato paste to thicken. Next time, I'll cut down on the red peppers.
I made some slight changes based on other posters. I left out the onion and garlic and used Mexican oregano instead of basil.I used Ancho Chili powder Used about 2 tablespoons per pound of ground beef. I added fresh onion and garlic to the beef as it browned. Thanks for the great recipe. I won't be buying the packaged junk anymore.
This was really good. I was hesitant about the sugar, but I made this per the directions other than omitting the flour and substituting 1 tsp/each of onion powder and garlic powder in lieu of the 1 Tbs of each minced. Some of the reviews of this recipe kinda butt-digg over the flour ingredient. If you've ever made chili from a seasoning "kit", it usually includes "MASA", which is only added as a THICKENER. Flour is the wheat-equivalent of MASA which is made from corn. Long story short, if you don't need to thicken your chili, don't use the flour. I made venison chili with this using 4 lbs ground Bambi, 2 cans mild Rotel, 1 can Ranch-Style beans-undrained, 1/2 can water & 4 Tbsp of this seasoning. Let it simmer uncovered for 'bout 30 minutes, then covered for 'bout an hour. Serve with cornbread, over rice/chips/crackers, or with guacamole. I'm from Louisiana and I live in Texas, so take it for what it's worth when I say my chili turned out good.
With a few modifications, this is excellent! I know it is not fair to change recipes and then critique. However, I left out the flour and sugar, reduced the red pepper to 1 teaspoon, which was still a tad too much. We are not wienies when it comes to heat either. I used 1lb, ground beef, nearly 3/4 of a #10 can of tomatoes and a lb. of kidney beans. I used all the seasoning that the recipe makes. It was seriously the best chili seasoning recipe I have ever tried....and I have tried quite a few. This is so easy to make, there is no reason to buy the over-salted, packaged mix....
I made up a double batch of this to use in Debdoozie's Blue Ribbon Chili. I had everything I needed on hand and it was a whiz to mix up. Now it's looking so pretty stored in a clear glass jar in my spice cabinet. Tastes great and more economical than store-bought.
Left out the flour and used splenda instead of white sugar. This was excellent in my chili!
This is fabulous. My husband won't allow me to make any other chili now that I found this seasoning. It definately has a bite to it, but we enjoy it that way. And I leave out the flour because I usually add tomato paste to my chili and let it simmer for a few hours, so it's thick in the end. I have found this this works best for a small pot of chili and I ususally double or triple the recipe for leftovers or company. Thanks for the recipe.
Made this over the weekend when I realized I forgot to buy my usual packet at the store. So happy with the results! Didn't have basil so I used oregano and it was great! My husband asked what I did different to the chili? He loved it too. Thanks for the great recipe!
Per other reviewers who said it did not need flour. Did not add the flour or sugar. It does not need sugar if it is slow cooked. I used 4 full rounded tsp. of chili powder, 1 level teaspoon of chili flakes & everything else was according to the recipe. I used 5 T. of this Seasoning for 1+ pound of each of the following: Ground Sirloin, Ground Chicken & Ground Pork, all mixed together in one pot! Cooked the "meats" with 2 diced onions, drained fat. Used four regular sized cans of chopped stewed tomatoes and 1 can Hunts Garlic & Herb Tomato Sauce (big). Sorry for the lack of measurements. This is great seasoning for "Family Friendly" Chili. Pouring rain outside, fire in the fire place, everyone fed! 5 stars! Everyone liked it. Will probably be in even better tomorrow!
Good recipe.... I used fresh chopped onion, the minced garlic in a jar (which I use for everything), and a fresh pepper and it turned out great!. Oh and I skipped the flour. It does need a little more chili powder in my opinion.
Like many other reviewers I went to make chili and discovered we were out of the chili seasoning packet. We loved this seasoning mix and won’t be buying the packaged stuff again! Because we use fresh basil, which we don’t use in chili, the basil was omitted and because we love smoked paprika I added 1 teaspoon of that, I put a note to increase it to 2 teaspoons next time I make it. I did not use the flour as our chili doesn't need thickening. After scrolling and reading many other reviews I was a little weary of the hot spicy taste so I used the recommended 2 tablespoons (from another reviewer) to season almost 2 lbs of burger and then added another 2 tablespoons after I threw in all my other chili ingredients and allowed it to simmer. There is some spice but it does not burn, it’s a really nice blend that our two year old grandson could handle; then again he likes spicy queso. The end result was excellent, great recipe!
I used to buy chili seasoning kits whenever I'd want a pot of chili. Thanks to this recipe, I don't have to do that anymore. The only thing I do differently is adjust the amount of red pepper flakes depending on who's eating it.
This is my go-to recipe for chili. I use it in place of the packaged stuff in a family chili recipe, and it is absolutely wonderful, such great flavor. I do make some adjustments based on my family's taste - I swap 2 tsp of the chili powder with ground ancho chili powder and only use 1/2-1 tsp of crushed red pepper to tame it for the little guys, but then have the red pepper on the table for the heat-lovers. Also, I usually make that chili in a crockpot (original recipe was for stove top), so I add the flour in about the last 30 min of the cook time.
This was the perfect blend of spices for red chili! I used 1 teaspoon of garlic powder instead of the minced because I use fresh garlic in my chili and used oregano instead of basil because I didn't have any. Will never use store bought ever again!
Perfect! Used 1 1/2 tsp. each of garlic powder and onion powder since I didn't have either in dried, minced form.
When I need a chili powder mix recipe, this is where I come back to every time. Makes a delicious chili every time, that everyone in my family can enjoy, even the little ones.
This is the best chili seasoning. I've always used store bought and it always seemed like there was too much salt in it. This recipe thickened up the chili and hubby loved it. Thank you for helping to make hubby's taste buds happy:)
I don't like to mess up a recipe's rating by just asking a question so I wrote 5stars, but I'm wondering how much kick this recipe has with so much red pepper added? I used it in slow cooker recipe that called for chili seasoning packet but was afraid it would be too spicy for the kids, so I reduced the pepper flakes to a teaspoon. Any ideas?
Used this in a chilli recipe on this site. Very good.
I omitted the flour and 1 tsp of parsley (I only had 1 tsp left in the jar) and added 2 TBSP of the mix to about 1.5 lb ground beef, a can of kidneys, a 16 oz can of crushed tomatoes and an 8 oz can of sauce... figured I would add the flour if needed... and I didn't. Probably if I went with diced or whole tomatoes I would have. The taste is awesome... a little spicy... I like it and my husband likes it... let's see if the kids like it!! May adjust season in the remaining mix to taste after dinner. Thanks for a great & versatile recipe!!
I never did realize there was chili seasoning at the store. Every time we made chili, I would just use what we had in the cupboard. This is a great flavor and it saves time for me & especially for my husband when we are making chili. Thanks!
I skipped the flour my chili is already thick enough. I also added one TBS of cocoa powder. My chilli recipe: 2 lg. (26 oz.) cans of tomato soup, 1 lg. (26 oz.) can of chili beans (Bush's) in chili sauce, and 1.5 lbs. ground beef (cooked), 3.5 TBS of seasoning, mix everything together in acockpot and let this simmer and cook all day long. By dinner it is delish. The cans of soup make it easy but it still tastes great. Then I served it with Cheddar Bay Biscuits from this site. This was terrific.
This seasoning mix is 5 stars w/o the flour, I've tried it both ways.
Awesome. Will never purchase chili seasoning mix again.
I thought this was just great as is! Just a great spicy kick so if you don't like spicy you may want to cut back on the crushed red pepper. I will use this instead of buying those seasoning packets.
Best chili ever! Added to my usual mix of ingredients (ground turkey, crushed tomatoes, and 3 types of beans), this seasoning had my family raving about the "new chili" I made.
This is great!!
We have actually used this several times. I will make chili at least once a month here in cold country lol. I make it exactly as its written add 2lb home grown beef, roughly 6 cans of rinsed beans any variety ( we like to mix them), 2 green/red peppers, 1-2 cans diced tomatoes, 3 cans of tomato sauce diced onion and the entire bowl of seasoning into my crockpot, then add water to the brim( its really not that much) where it sits on low for 6-8 hours. As for the comments on the flour made it taste like flour in order to change the chemical structure of the flour it has to be hot enough long enough then it blends nicely. Just as if you were making gravy, if it doesn't cook long enough it tastes the same. Hope this helps :)
This was very good. My chili was a bit sour, but I think it was the roasted tomatoes, and not the seasoning. Kids liked it, which means this is a keeper!!
I had never heard of chili seasoning until I needed it for a recipe from this website. I found this when I looked up chili seasoning on this website. Very tasty chili seasoning mix! This recipe adds lots of flavor to your chili!
I love trying new chili recipes as chili is one of my winter staples. It's very easy to whip up your own batch of seasoning mix to have on hand rather than run to the store if it's not in your pantry...ask me how I know! Plus, I like having control over the seasonings/heat/salt and don't have to worry about msg or other preservatives. I've already made several batches of this and will be keeping it "in stock" to use in my chili from now on and will not be using the pre-packaged chili seasoning mixes any more. I definitely recommend making several recipes at once if you make a lot of chili.
I have used this seasoning many times when making Debdoozie's Blue Ribbon Chili (also on this site). Leave the flour out, and you are left with a very good, flavorful seasoning.
Followed recipe exactly. Very flavorfully and much better than store bought. I will defintely be using this from now on. Best chili I've made.
Very good! I used this for Debdoozie's Blue Ribbon Chili on this site.
Excellent! I followed other users and omitted the flour and upped the chili powder. Tastes exactly like the mix from the store, my chili came out awesome!!!
Great seasoning. I made it for Debdoozie Blue Ribbon chili. I didn't have minced anything so I used powder and it came out fine. I skipped the flour and used tomato paste for my chili. It made just enough for the chili recipe so there was very little waste. I don't like it real spicy so I also skipped the rep pepper.
I guess I forgot to rate this. Yeah I won't use store brought mixes ever again. This is way better than them. Even my mom loved the chili I made and she's not a chili person. Thanks so much. I did omit the flour as some suggested.
Hubby had poker tonight and I used this mix as the seasoning for Debdoozie's Blue Ribbon Chili. I got "thumbs up" and "it's a keeper" all around. A bit spicy for me, but the men loved it.
I loved this! Took the advice of others: reduced flour to 2 TBLS, added additional chili powder and used garlic salt vs minced garlic. Used apprx half the batch for homemade chili recipe I have and have the remaining half for a future use. I am so excited! Remind me why I buy seasoning when I have it all at my fingertips?? Thanks again for posting this recipe.
I should reviewed this years ago as I have been using this every since I found the recipe. It is perfect the way it is. I just have to cut back on the red pepper flakes if I want my 3 and 4 year old to eat it.
I omitted the minced onion and garlic, only because I sauté fresh onion and garlic in my chili recipe. This was perfect.
The best chili I've ever had!!! I added all of these ingredients except the flour and replaced the dried onion and garlic with fresh (with an additional 1/4 tsp black pepper) to 2 lbs. ground turkey, can dice tomatoes, small can tomato sauce, and can chili beans. It was the first time I did turkey and I thought it would be bland. Wow, was I pleasantly surprised. It was so flavorful! I immediately made a second batch to store in my pantry for next time.
Fantastic! I used this with Debdoozie's Blue Ribbon Chili recipe found on this site, and it was a big hit.
Omg, so good! I think I made it a bit too spicy, but it might be because I did heaping teaspoons of the chili powder? Not sure. Could be the red pepper too. But wow was it good. I too used it for Debdoozies Blue Ribbon Chili recipe on this site. My husband and picky children even loved it, despite it being too spicy. Thank you for the recipe!
I normally use Carrol Shelby's Chili Spice Mix, but tried this on a whim... And I have to say this is leaps and bounds better than Shelby's or any other pre-packaged chili mix I've ever tasted. You'll surely be the hit of the party with this recipe. The subtlety and nuanced spices are hot on the tongue and will warm you on a crisp winter evening. It may be a little too hot for summer, but if you are a five-alarm kinda taster, you'll definitely want this recipe in your cabinet during any season. Note: add one pound of ground beef, a can if tomoato sauce, and a can of dice, stewed tomatoes with jalapenos for the ultimate pot o'the good stuff. It'll serve about eight--or two for leftovers to take to work. It's not a hell-fire chili, but it will stand up to anything premixed and leave the competition wanting. Bon apetit.
I wish I had found this recipe a long time ago. It's wonderful, and I will always keep a batch of it on hand so I don't have to use the pre-packaged stuff. You can adjust the amount of crushed red pepper if you prefer more or less heat. The only item I didn't have on hand was the dried, minced garlic and I'm glad I decided to pick up a bottle in the store before making this!
(Add one half to my rating) Lose the basil.
This is very, very, good! The only thing I would change is to use 2 TBS. flour instead of 1/4 cup. Otherwise, this is fantastic!
Great, perfect blend of ingredients. I did you 6 tbsp chili powder as someone recommended Hubby really liked it.
This is a very good chili mix. Just made last night And I have to say This will probably be My go to chili mix.
I needed a couple of tablespoons of chili mix for a recipe and found this recipe. I had everything on hand (except minced dried garlic, so I used garlic powder) and it made plenty for my needs today plus some for another time too. That will be a timesaver having it on hand. It sounded like a lot of crushed red pepper, but the recipe turned out great and wasn't too hot or spicy. So, this served the purpose and saved me a trip to the store plus a couple of dollars too. Now that I know how to make my own chili seasoning, I won't have to even buy the packets anymore. Thanks!
Awesome! Used this in a chili recipe from this site & it was so good! Did not taste 'floury' to me/us. Double so I could have some on hand premade. Next time will decrease red pepper, so that the people with senistive tongues can enjoy it too!
I used to buy the ready-made chili packets, but no more! This is the best! I didn't have crushed red pepper so I omitted it, but it still came out great! I also don't include the flour in the recipe. Still not sure how much seasoning to use with each batch of chili, but it's nothing that can't be "tweaked" will simmering! Yummy!
Made exactly as written and it was perfect. Used 3 T. for 1 lb. meat, 1 can tomatoes, 1 can beans and 1 small can tomato sauce. A bit spicy so I will try 2 T. next time. Taste is great - just adjust to your liking.
Spicy, but not too spicy. I would definitely use this mix again!
I made this recipe tweaking it from one review which said to double the cumin and cut down the crushed red pepper. My husband said it needed salt, but it was fantastic. I used fresh basil as well.
Perfect recipe! Good combo of taste and spicy-ness! I will never buy store bought seasoning again!!!
This is a delicious mix! No more need to buy Carroll Shelby's or Ro-Tel Chili Fixin's! Like others, I omitted the flour; upped the chili powder (a blend of chipotle, ancho, and plain old) to 2 Tbsp.; and substituted dried Mexican oregano for the dried basil. I cooked up some onions and garlic with my ground beef, and then added some unsweetened cocoa powder. Delicious!
simple and tasty... used 2T for one pound of beef as a previous person suggested... yummmm
I found this to be just ok. I will continue buying the cheap envelopes but I will use this recipe in a pinch.
Amazing!!!! Love it. Replaced garlic and onion with both a teaspoon of dried garlic and onion. Seriously better than any store bought mix! I'll be using this from now on. Thank you!
This is a very good chili. What I like the most about it is how incredibly easy it is to make. I've tried other chilis that have way more ingredients and prep work that didn't compare to this. This is a keeper!
This is very good. I have to double it when making chili for my family - I have to make a lot! I think I use a little more chili powder - 2 Tablespoons, other than that I don't change a thing!
My husband LOVED this seasoning and said from now on we should make this rather than buy the prepackaged stuff. The only change we made is we added two cloves of fresh garlic to our chili since we didn't have any dried minced garlic which we omitted from the seasoning mix.
Awesome! Use this instead of store bought chili mixes! As is, no changes necessary!
Does not work at all.
This is very good! Made just as the recipe calls for minus the flour. The best part is not all the salt and chemicals as in the store season packets. Made a bunch and put it in Tupperware to have on hand. Thanks for sharing this. Great kick and very yummy!
THE BEST!!! I will never again buy chili seasoning packets. Used this for Debdoozie's Blue Ribbon Chili, which is a must try chili recipe. Excellent blend of spices. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.
I was in the middle of making chili, when I realized I was out of chili seasoning. THANK GOODNESS FOR AR! My family raved and raved, saying this is the best chili ever! I'll be using this recipe from now on. Thanks for sharing!
Very good, better than a store bought mix. I used about half as much flour and it still came out nice and thick. Kids thought it a bit spicy, but I used hot beans with it. Will use plain beans to appease them next time.
I always buy the package seasoning. Ease and quality are why. So when I came across this recipe I gave it a try! OMG what a mistake to be buying the packages when I can use this! Used 3/4 of it for a batch of chili in a crock pot, 3 qt. Loved it!
Excellent stuff!! Didn't have dried garlic so I just added fresh to the chili I was making from this website call Debdoozie's blue ribbon chili by Deb. Excellent seasoning, won't ever buy from store again. Thanks
Excelent. Tastes like the McCormic pre-packaged mix I usually buy.
Worked super. I have typically relied upon a can of chili beans (the horror!) and found myself without said can, but needing to make chili. Had almost all ingredients on hand (no parsley), and it is fabulous. Chili is still on the stove and will never, ever again use something bought from the store. May cut the flour next time, but it doesn't overpower the seasonings at all.
This recipe really rocks (without the flour). I halved the recipe, used 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper and zero added salt. The house smelled "so good" while this was cooking my hubby came running upstairs and asked what I was making. Since I halved the recipe, I used it all in the "Chili-ghetti" recipe from this site. Great meal.
This is amazing stuff! I ran out of chili seasoning in the packet that I always buy from the store, and luckily had all the herbs this recipe calls for. I will NEVER use store bought seasoning again, this is a gazillion times better! I love the recipe as is, but for my husband who is not a "spicy hot" lover, I decreased the hot chili flake to 1/2 tsp and it came out perfect. I tried both with and without the flour, but the added flour just gives it a little something extra and brings it over the top! Awesome recipe, is now the only one I use for chili!!!!
We tried this last night, at first I didn't notice the spicey/hot. Then it hit me WOW! Next time I might reduce the spice a little bit. I only added one tablespoon of flour. Per 2.5 pounds of hamburger we added 5 TBLS. of mix. Overall great mix.
I added this mix to canned tomatoes, 1 lb of ground beef and 1 lb of pinto beans. It was too spicy and the flavor wasn't pleasant (I reduced flour to 2 TBS). I was hoping for something similar to the grocery store seasoning packets in flavor and spiciness, this was NOT IT, it was just spicy, but not yummy. I made it as written except the flour which I reduced and I cut back on the red pepper flakes.
Great Recipie to use with Debdoozie's Blue Ribbon Chili (instead of seasoning mix!)
I use this all the time now. If you don't like your chili with kick go easy on the red pepper. I have small children that don't always like spicy so I half the amount of red pepper (1 1/2 tsp). Thanks Sara for a great recipe.