Halloween Chili

Halloween Chili Recipe

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Joyce Lowery


I make this chili at Halloween every year. It just started out as a way to help with my daughter-in-law taking grandkids trick or treating so that she didn't have to worry about something to feed them before getting them ready. Then it grew into a tradition with all kinds of halloween decorations and spooky food.


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40 Min
2 Hr
Stove Top



  • 1 tsp
    garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried cilantro flakes
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    lawry's seasoning salt
  • 1/4 c
    mexene chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1 pkg
    hot cocoa mix
  • 1 tsp
    tony chachere seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced onion flakes, dried
  • 1 Tbsp

  • 2 can(s)
    rotel tomatoes, undrained and pureed
  • 1 can(s)
    ranch style beans, undrained and pureed
  • 1 can(s)
    cream of celery soup
  • 2 c
    tomato juice
  • 1 c
    strong coffee
  • MEAT

  • 3 lb
    ground beef

How to Make Halloween Chili


  1. Combine all dry seasoning ingredients in airtight glass container. This will keep for several weeks, so make it ahead of time.
  2. Puree all the liquid ingredients together.
  3. Brown the ground meat. Drain and rinse in a colander. Return to pan and heat.
  4. Add the seasoning mix. Combine well. Add pureed mixture to meat. Mix well over medium heat. Simmer for 2 hours or put in crock pot and set on low until ready to serve.
  5. We eat our chili over fritos with cheese. The reason that I puree the beans and rotel is to trick my family. They don't like "beans" or rotel tomatoes. The things a mother has to do!

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About Halloween Chili

Course/Dish: Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southern

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