Chili Seasoning: 

  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (don’t add if you don’t want spice)
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (don’t add if you don’t want spice)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 ½ tablespoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 4 teaspoons cracked pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried onion


  1. Mix all ingredients in small bowl and store in air tight container.
  2. When ready to use add 2 tablespoons of Chili mix to 1 pound of meat.
  3. Sometimes I add more depended on how strong I want the flavor.


Wild Game Chili:

  • 1 pound Game meat
  • (Any ground game meat, shredded or left over steak can be used)
  • 2 cans chili beans
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can dark kidney beans
  • 1 can navy beans
  • 1 can pinto beans
  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 can 8oz tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons homemade Chili Mix
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 12 Oz liquid Beer or water


  1. In Dutch oven or skillet heat oil over medium heat, add onions heat until onions become translucent. Next add garlic and cook additional 1-2 minutes not burning the garlic.
  2. Next in same pan add ground meat, Worcestershire, ½ tablespoon of chili mix, salt and pepper to taste. Brown the meat and enjoy the smell!
  3. If you’re using a Slow Cooker add the meat mixture to crock pot and follow the next directions. If using Dutch oven or large pot follow directions below.
  4. Open and drain all bean except for the chili beans, do not drain them.
  5. Add beans, tomatoes, tomato paste, remaining chili mix and liquid, stir everything mixing with the meat mixture.
  6. (At this point you can add any other ingredient you see fit. Corn, pepper, chilies, celery anything you want to add for more flavor of family favorites.)
  7. If using a Slow Cooker set to low and cook for 7-8 hours or 5-6 hours on high.
  8. If using Dutch oven or large pot bring chili to boil then reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours or more.
  9. Now comes the fun part..
  10. Add chili to bowls and top with your favorite toppings.

Share with me your favorite toppings or added ingredients, because I’m always down to try new things.


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