Chili Gift Basket
3 cups dried beans (pink, red, or kidney -- sorted).
Put into a jar or large bag.
3 Tbsp. mild chili powder
2 Tbsp. dehydrated onions
1 Tbsp. granulated garlic
1 tsp. oregano
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
Combine spices and put into a small bag.
Include in your gift basket:
1 8oz. can tomato sauce
2 14oz. cans diced tomatoes in juice
1 package Corn Bread Mix
Wash beans. Put into pot with spices. Cook until done, about 1 to 1
1/2 hours. Meanwhile, brown 1 lb. ground beef (if desired), and
drain. Add meat to the beans with the tomatoes and sauce. Simmer to
Serve with Chili Corn Bread, if desired.
For: Chili Corn Bread
Include in the package with the Corn Bread Mix, 1 small can whole
kernel corn and 1 small can diced green chiliís (not the hot kind).
Stir the well-drained corn and chiliís into the corn bread just
before baking. Bake in a well-buttered 8" square pan at 425 degrees
for 25 minutes.