Handmade Holiday – Chili Mix in a Jar Recipe

Chili mix in a jar is a quick, simple, and frugal gift idea everyone is sure to love. Nothing takes the chill out of winter like a warm bowl of chili! The kids and I made these a few years ago, and they were a HUGE hit! The kids took turns measuring out the ingredients and practiced following directions. Don’t forget to attach a tag with instructions to make the chili.

Tip — Add some big soup bowls, and cornbread mix for a terrific and frugal gift set!

Here is the recipe for chili mix in a jar:


Layer these ingredients in a 1 quart mason jar:

2 tbsp. dried parsley
2 tbsp. taco seasoning
2 tbsp. dried onion flakes
2 tbsp. cumin
2 tbsp. corn meal
2 tbsp. paprika
2 tbsp. taco seasoning
2 tbsp. dried parsley
2 tbsp. chili powder
1 cup dried pinto beans
1/4 cup dried black beans
1/4 cup dried cannellini (or white) beans
about 1 cup dried red kidney beans (fill to top of jar)

Attach these directions to the jar:

To a 12 quart pot add:

contents of jar (soak beans overnight and drain)
4 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar (optional)
1 large can tomato paste
49 ounces tomato juice
2 pounds ground beef (cooked and drained)

Fill the rest of the pot with water. Bring to a boil and let simmer for about 3 hours. Add salt and pepper to taste. To serve, top with shredded cheddar cheese and a spoonful of sour cream.

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