Convenience Mix #8: Convenience Chili Seasoning Mix

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Part of the Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes Series

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

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.

A complete index of convenience mix recipes can be found on the Bulletin #4029, Saving Money With Homemade Convenience Mixes page.

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Convenience Chili Seasoning Mix

Convenience Chili Seasoning Mix Food Nutrition Facts Label (click to view)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 Label (click to view)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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