Seasoning Mix

  • 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

Additional Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless round steak, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes (un-drained)
  • 2 cans (15 oz. each) chili beans, divided

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 to 40 minutes or until meat is tender.  Yield: 10 servings (2 1/2 quarts) per batch.