Taco Chili with Mix

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Servings: 4 to 6
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Easy

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1   (16-ounce) can tomato sauce
1   (11 3/4-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chilies
4 cup water
1   jar Taco Chili Mix
1 lb ground beef, cooked and drained

Taco Chili Mix:
1 cup dried kidney beans
1/2 cup dried pinto beans
1 (1 1/4-ounce) package taco seasoning mix
1 (1-ounce) package buttermilk salad dressing mix
1/3 cup dried minced onion
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 cups corn or tortilla chips

Directions

For the mix:

In a 1-quart wide mouth jar, layer kidney and pinto beans.

In a small bowl, combine taco seasoning mix, dried salad dressing mix, onion, chili, powder, and cumin. Wrap seasonings in plastic wrap or cellophane and place in jar.

Put chips in a bag and place in jar. Decorate with ribbon or fabric.

For the chili:

Place beans in a large bowl, cover with water and soak 6 to 8 hours, or overnight. Drain and add to a Dutch oven. Add seasoning packet, water, diced tomatoes and green chilies, tomato sauce, and ground beef.

Heat to boiling, cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 2 hours, or until beans are tender. Serve with corn or tortilla chips.

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Publication: Jan/Feb 2006 issue

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Reader Comments:

54321

Taste great,easy to make!!I will be adding this as a reg. for dinner!

By LB on December 11, 2012

54321

i saw this on the tv while using the treadmill in the gym. looks great. i just bought ingredients but realized that the buttermilk salad dressing mix i got is just .4 ounces (it is a major brand, listed as "makes 16 fl oz dressing). can anyone recommend a brand that is 1 ounce dry mix?? or do you think this one will work ok?

By deb weisshaar on December 19, 2010

54321

If I wanted to make taco chili wcanned beans how much water would be used? I Know some water as the taco seasoning has a thickening?

By Loni Luft on December 18, 2010

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By Anonymous on November 14, 2010

54321

This is awesome!! Love the flovors. Will definitley make again!

By Anonymous on August 09, 2010

54321

i love this recipe, easy , simple, but great tasting, this is fast also

By Anonymous on January 11, 2010

54321

I MAKE THIS RECIPE ALL THE TIME. MY FAMILY LIKES IT THE BEST OF ALL THE CHILI RECIPES I HAVE USED. I HAVE PICKY EATERS TOO.I USE HAMBURGER AND CHOPPED UP ROAST FOR THE MEAT. I USE CANNED CHILI BEANS UNSTEAD OF COOKING THE BEANS ,I AM ALWAYS IN A HURRY TO MAKE DINNER. THANKS PAULA FOR SUCH A GREAT RECIPE.

By Anonymous on January 06, 2010

54321

I love this recipe. I made it yesterday for my family. I plan to give the mix as Christmas gifts. Thanks Paula!

By Anonymous on December 13, 2009

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