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Home Made Chili Seasoning: What's in It?


#1

what gives chili its chili flavor? i read on the back of a pack of chili seasoning that it had wheat flour.

is there any way to give chili its chili flavor with out using seasoning?


#2

You can make your own mix from scratch if you know what flavors you are looking for, at the very least I feel that there should be cumin, garlic, and your favorite variety of chili pepper(either dried or fresh).


#3

[quote]talon2nr7588 wrote:
what gives chili its chili flavor? i read on the back of a pack of chili seasoning that it had wheat flour.

is there any way to give chili its chili flavor with out using seasoning?[/quote]

Real seasonings have no calories or junk ingredients. I never use the packaged stuff. They add a lot of crap as thickener, sometimes sugar, and usually a nice dose of MSG.

I’ll get a chili recipe posted soon. I make it at least once per week. Check out this thread for some info: http://velocity.t-nation.com/free_online_forum/diet_performance_nutrition_bodybuilding_velocity_recipe/what_chris_actually_eats


#4

When I am in an hurry I just use chili powder and cumin.


#5

I use chili powder, cumin, paprika, chopped garlic cloves, and cayenne pepper, as well as onions and the optional kidney beans. I’ll make two pounds at a time, divide it up and freeze it for the week.

I’ve seen some recipes use a tablespoon of masa corn flour as a thickener, but I’m wondering if maca powder might work if you want to thicken it. Plus maca will help boost your T levels.