Taco Chili with Mix

  • Yield : 4 servings
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 10m
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  • 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
  • 3 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups corn or tortilla chips
  • 1 packet Taco Chili Mix
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 (11 3/4-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • 1 (16-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 pound ground beef, cooked and drained


Step 1

For the mix: In a 1-quart wide mouth jar, layer kidney and pinto beans.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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

Step 4

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 chiles, tomato sauce, and ground beef.

Step 5

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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