National Chili Day

Watkins Chili Mix Did you know “In the 1880s, a market in San Antonio started setting up chili stands from which chili or bowls o’red, as it was called, were sold by women who were called “chili queens.” A bowl o’red cost diners such as writer O. Henry and democratic presidential hopeful William Jennings Bryan ten cents and included bread and a glass of water. The fame of chili con carne began to spread and the dish soon became a major tourist attraction. It was featured at the World’s Fair in Chicago in 1893 at the San Antonio Chili Stand.”

This is one of the stories about the origination of Chili, you can find out more Chili history and trivia at

Celebrate National Chili Day with Watkins Gourmet Seasoning Chili Mix.  This convenient no-measure, one-time use pouch ensures you have the perfect recipe every time. Made with natural spices, no artificial flavors, and no added MSG, these mixes will satisfy your family’s cravings for flavor and quality.  One package makes 4 servings, takes only 5 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to cook.


1 pound ground beef, turkey, chicken or meat substitute

1 package of Watkins Chili Seasoning

1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, not drained

1/2 cup water

1 15 ounce can kidney beans, drained

Assorted toppings

Brown meat in large skillet on medium-high heat.  Drain fat.  Stir in Watkins Chili Seasoning, diced tomatoes and beans.  Bring to a boil; cover.  Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Serve with your choice of toppings.

Bon appetit!


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