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Meyer's 3 Mistake Chili Seasoning
The Story of Three Mistake Chili

Buddy Meyer, Ray Arbuckle, and Otis Schanals were great friends. They hunted together, fished together and cooked together.

The only problem was, they all had very different ideas on how to cook, so as a result, they constantly argued when they were preparing dishes.

At a rod and gun club event, after listening to the Three Amigos and their kitchen act, one club member was overheard saying, “It’s a mistake to let those three cook together!”

Since they were preparing chili at the time, the name ‘Three Mistake Chili‘ was born.

At least, that’s how I heard the story, but I could be mistaken. You can order this amazing spice blend in just a few clicks at our online store.

Three Mistake Chili Recipes

Beef Chili
3 pounds hamburger meat or chili meat
9 cups water
1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
9 Tablespoons 3 Mistake Chili Seasoning

Brown meat in skillet. While meat is browning, place water, tomato sauce and 3 Mistake Chili Seasoning in pot. When hamburger is finished, drain and add to pot. Bring pot to boil, then reduce to simmer, cooking 30 minutes. Stir every 5 minutes.

For a thicker chili, cook extra 15 minutes, or add 1 Tbsp. flour to 3 Tbsp. warm water in glass or bowl and stir until mixed. Add to chili while stirring. Cook additional 5 minutes, stirring every minute.

Southwest Turkey Chili
2 pounds ground turkey
9 cups water
1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
9 Tablespoons 3 Mistake Chili Seasoning 
1 4 ounce can chopped green chilies
1 15 ounce can garbanzo beans, drained
1 15 ounce can black beans, drained
1 15 ounce can kidney beans, drained

Brown turkey meat and add 1/2 cup water to turkey while cooking.

Add all other ingredients to pot. Drain turkey meat and add to pot. Bring to boil, then reduce to simmer, stirring occasionally. Cook 30 minutes. For thicker chili, refer to beef chili.

Fiesta Burgers
Add 1 1/2 Tbsp. to 2 Tbsp. 3 Mistake Chili Seasoning to 1 pound hamburger, mix and form patties.

Cook and top with guacamole or salsa.

3 Mistake Party Mix
6 Tbsp. butter or margarine
5 cups Corn Chex
4 cups Wheat Chex
8 tsp. Worcestershire sauce                                 
2 cups peanuts
6 tsp. 3 Mistake Chili Seasoning              
1 cup pretzels

Heat oven to 250 degrees F. Melt butter in saucepan, add Worcestershire and 3 Mistake Chili Seasoning. Mix all ingredients in large mixing bowl until cereal is well coated. Spread on baking sheet. Bake in oven for 1 hour, stirring every 15 min.

Frito Pie
Place approximately 1 cup Fritos in 12 oz. bowl. Top with shredded cheese, onion, jalapenos, (whatever you like), then add 4-8 oz. 3 Mistake Chili over top. Enjoy.

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