Ski Country Chili Mix

Ski Country Chili Mix


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Two red Santaka peppers and classic chili seasonings heat up this authentic red bean chili mix.  Add ground beef and pork for a blaze-of-glory family favourite.

Nutrition: No added salt or artificial anything, Certified Gluten Free
Serves: 6-8
Size: 425g, 15oz.

What you need:
  • 1 Tbsp. Oil
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
    (½ cup or 1/2 lb. thinly sliced pork)
  • 1 ½  lbs. Ground Chuck
  • 2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes (14.5 oz.)
  • 2 cups Beef Broth (14 oz. can)
  • 1 Cup Red Wine
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Note: We recommend soaking the beans overnight for best cooking results. Under cooked dark red kidney beans can cause serious digestive problems.

Preparing the beans:

  • Pick through the beans. Remove discoloured, shrivelled beans and any foreign material. Rinse well.
  • Place the beans in a bowl with 8 cups water and soak for 4 hours at room temperature or overnight. For a quick soak boil for 10 minutes and let stand for 2 hours.
  • Drain beans and place in a 4 quart pot with 8 cups water.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, drain and set aside until ready to use.

Preparing the soup:

  • In a 4-quart pot, heat oil over medium heat. Cut bacon into smaller pieces and sauté in oil.
  • Add ground beef into pot and continue to brown.
  • Stir in contents of chili pix packet and brown sugar. For milder chili, remove one or both chile peppers.
  • Add drained, cooked beans, tomatoes, broth and wine to pot.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered for 1 hour.
  • Remove chile peppers. Salt and pepper to taste.