As written I don't think I'd like this recipe, but with a few changes it's amazing! I first made this when I started chili without realizing I didn't have any McCormick chili seasoning packets. Now I'll never buy them again!
First, I omitted the flour completely. I use tomato paste in my chili, so it doesn't need thickening. I used 1-2 additional teaspoons chili powder. I cut the crushed red pepper in half, and added a pinch of cayenne pepper. I left out the dried onion and garlic, instead chopping up a large fresh onion and mincing 2-3 large cloves of garlic. I did also use a half tbsp garlic powder, but I love garlic. The rest of the recipe I followed as written. I use an entire batch of this seasoning for one pot of chili and it is fantastic! My whole family loves it, they didn't even realize I had run out of seasoning packets but they did think the chili was better than usual. With some changes to suit your own tastes this is a keeper.
I really don't recommend that anyone use the flour as called for in this recipe, however. If you need to thicken your chili, try adding a small can of tomato paste, some refried beans, or even a tbsp of corn starch mixed into a little bit of water - any amount of flour is going to overpower the flavor of your chili.
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As written I don't think I'd like this recipe, but with a few changes it's amazing! I first...