Taco Chili with Mix Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Moderate

Time: 140 MINUTES

1 ratings


  • 1 (16 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (11 3/4 oz) can tomatoes and green chilies, diced
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 jar taco chili mix
  • 1 lb ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup kidney beans, dried
  • 1/2 cup pinto beans, dried
  • 1 (1 1/4 oz) package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 (1 oz) package buttermilk salad dressing mix
  • 1/3 cup dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups tortilla chips


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.

Taco Chili with Mix


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1 Review

laurie 10/2/2015
Wonderful recipe

Wonderful recipe !!

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