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Spicy Chili Seasoning Mix

Spicy Chili Seasoning Mix

“Having the seasonings mixed up in advance makes stirring up a batch of chili a breeze,” suggests Mary Henderson of Opelika, Alabama. “It’s a bold but pleasant blend. I like the round steak and ground beef combination.”


  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound boneless beef top round steak, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) chili beans, undrained, divided


  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.Yield: 4 batches (20 teaspoons total).
  • To prepare chili: Lightly brown steak in oil in a Dutch oven; add 3 teaspoons of the seasoning mix and toss to coat. Add ground beef; cook until meat is no longer pink. Add onion; cook until tender. Add tomatoes and 2 more teaspoons of mix. Stir in one can of chili beans. Place the other can in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Add to chili. Cook on low for 30-40 minutes or until meat is tender.
Nutrition Facts

1/2 teaspoon: 195 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 273mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 22g protein.

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