"Tex-Mex" food seems to be a favorite today among Americans, and everyone seems to have their favorite Chili recipe. I found an easy seasoning mix that stores well that makes cooking Chili a breeze! It also can be used in a variety of other "Tex-Mex" creations.
Chili Seasoning Mix
Mix all ingredients; store in a small airtight jar in a cool, dry place. Makes about 1/4 cup.
Quick Chili With Beans
Brown ground beef in a large saucepan, stirring occasionally, until meat loses its red color. Stir in cornmeal/flour, then add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve in bowls, sprinkle with shredded cheese. Serves 4.
Cook beef in a large saucepan, stirring occasionally, until meat loses its red color. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serves 4
Heat cornflakes in a 300degree oven for 5 minutes, or until warm. Remove from heat and add pretzels and nuts. Mix lightly. Pour butter over mixture and sprinkle with chili seasoning mix. Stir well and put back in oven 15 - 20 minutes. Serve warm or cool. Makes 6 cups.
Patricia Chadwick is a freelance writer and has been a stay-at-home mom for 15 years. She is also founder and publisher of History's Women, an on-line magazine highlighting the extraordinary achievements of women. Visit Patti's site at: historyswomen.com.
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