Saturday, March 8, 2014

Chili Seasoning

Today, I made a pot of chili and some Gluten-free Southwestern Style Cornbread. To make the chili, I had to first make a batch of chili seasoning.  I hardly ever use seasoning packets.  Who really knows what is in those things? Yuck!  Anyway, as the different seasonings went into my jar, I thought it was so pretty, and I wanted to share it with you!  :)

Yep!  I got a little messy!  :)
Chili Seasoning
4 T chili powder
1/2 - 1 t crushed red pepper
1 T dried, minced onion
1 T dried, minced garlic
2 T white sugar
2 T ground cumin
2 t dried parsley
4 t salt
1 t dried basil
1 T paprika
1/4 t ground black pepper

Grind ingredients together and store in an airtight container.  I used my small Ninja chopper to combine my ingredients together.  See the picture below.  To use, add 3 T to equal one packet of chili seasoning mix.

I always make a double batch of chili.  

To make it, I brown 2lbs ground chuck.  Sometimes I chop a small onion and cook it with the meat.  Then I drain the grease.  To that, I add 2 cans of kidney beans.  Do not drain the beans before adding.  For this batch I used one can of white kidney beans in place of one of the cans of red beans for the fun of it.  :)  Also add 1 24oz can of crushed or petite diced tomatoes.  Add 6 tablespoons of seasoning mix, and mix well. Simmer at least until beans and tomatoes are heated through. I let mine simmer for about an hour.

Ooops!  I forgot to take a picture before I started eating
when the bowl still looked decent!
This recipe is best eaten with a friend you haven't seen in a very long time who dislikes doing dishes as much as you!  ;)

This is one amazing friend who is going through so much
right now.  Hope she doesn't mind her photo on the blog!
She's been on here before!
Until we meet again, may you be blessed!


  1. Am quite certain that friend doesn't mind her picture on your blog! LOVE you more then you'll ever know!

    1. Shew! I am so glad because that is a beautiful picture of her! You are so loved yourself!