Earlier this month, I purchased a chili mix from HappyTrailsChili.com hoping to get some ideas about how chili spices are supposed to taste from the perspective of a world champion chili cook. The Happy Trails! Chili Seasoning Mix is marketed by Tom Hoover, a very successful ICS chili competitor and businessman. Tonight we decided to try it out.
I followed the recipe directions on the back of the package:
- 2 lbs of ground beef (browned and drained)
- 1 pkg of Happy Trails! Chili Seasoning Mix
- 2 cups of water
- 8 oz. of tomato sauce
- I added two cans of beans (my aplogies to any Texans that might be reading this)
I brought it to a boil and simmered the chili for 30 minutes prior to serving.
I've got another package of the mix to experiment with. Next time I'm going to use top sirloin instead of ground beef. If you want to try some for yourself, you can purchase it at HappyTrailsChili.com.