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Convenience Chili Seasoning Mix

Part of Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes

Originally prepared by Nellie Hedstrom, Extension nutrition specialist
Revised and updated by Statewide Nutrition and Physical Activity Educator Kate Yerxa

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Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes provides recipes for master convenience mixes that you can make and keep on hand. These mixes are healthier and less expensive than the packaged convenience mixes you buy in the store, and allow you to control the amount of fat, sodium, sugar and additives in your foods without sacrificing the convenience of a mix. There are 15 master convenience mixes, each with recipes you can make from the mix:

  1. All-Purpose Convenience Mix
  2. Whole Wheat Convenience Mix
  3. Corn Bread Convenience Mix
  4. Rolled Oats Convenience Mix
  5. Hot Cocoa Convenience Mix
  6. Convenience Spaghetti Sauce Seasoning Mix
  7. Convenience Taco Seasoning Mix
  8. Convenience Chili Seasoning Mix
  9. Convenience Meat Loaf or Meatball Seasoning Mix
  10. Convenience Seasoning Mixes For Rice
  11. Convenience Seasoned Coating Mix for Meat, Fish, and Poultry
  12. Convenience Seasoned Cornmeal Coating Mix for Meat, Fish, and Poultry
  13. Convenience Salt-Free Seasoning Mix
  14. Basic Oil and Vinegar Dressing Mix
  15. High-Fiber Convenience Snack Mix

Convenience Chili Seasoning Mix Food Nutrition Facts LabelConvenience Chili Seasoning Mix

Makes 8 packages or 2 1/2 cups mix

1 cup flour
1 tablespoon instant minced garlic
1 cup instant minced onion
1/4 cup chili powder
1 tablespoon crushed, dried red pepper, if desired
1 tablespoon curry powder

Combine all ingredients. Store in a covered container. Use 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon for each packet.

Chili Food Nutrition Facts LabelChili

Makes 4 to 6 servings

1 lb lean hamburger
1 serving Convenience Chili Seasoning Mix
1 1-lb can whole tomatoes
1/2 cup water
1 15-oz can kidney beans

Brown hamburger in skillet. Drain excess fat. Stir in Chili Seasoning mix. Add tomatoes (cut into pieces), water, and kidney beans. Bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

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