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When I first met Mr Mom, he introduced me to a southern tradition of sorts, making 2-alarm chili with a mix bought at the store. The package contained 7 little pouches of spices. It was pretty easy figuring out the basic recipe, although there was a one packet that had a small amount of a variety of spices. This recipe comes pretty close I think. Since then they've changed their packaging and everything is in one bag, except the masa harina flour and red pepper. It's a great spice blend for a basic pot of chili. I always add my own touch of course.
2 teaspoons paprika 4 teaspoons cumin 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt 1/2 cup chili powder 1 teaspoon ground red pepper 2 tablespoons masa harina flour
Instructions on how I use the spice mix
Brown two pounds of ground beef, with a chopped onion, and a tsp on minced garlic.
Add in 2 alarm spices (except the masa harina flour, and I never use the red pepper). Add in 2 cups of hot water, 1 (8 oz) can of tomato sauce and 1 can of diced tomatoes. You can also add beans if you prefer. Simmer the mixture for an hour or more on the stove, adding water if it thickens too much, or 4 hours on low in the crock pot.
Mix together masa harina flour and 1/4 cup of water. Stir to dissolve completely. Add to hot chili and simmer for a few more minutes.