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


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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


3 lb
ground beef

How to Make Halloween Chili


  • 1Combine all dry seasoning ingredients in airtight glass container. This will keep for several weeks, so make it ahead of time.
  • 2Puree all the liquid ingredients together.
  • 3Brown the ground meat. Drain and rinse in a colander. Return to pan and heat.
  • 4Add 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.
  • 5We 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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