Linda Masters: New product review – McCormick gluten free mixes

The McCormick company recently sent a press kit of new products, which included several gluten-free mixes.

I personally do not have a gluten problem, but it seems more and more people have discovered they are gluten intolerant, so I am sure these mixes will be well received.

The mixes contain no monosodium glutamante (MSG) or artificial flavors, which I appreciate, because I am MSG intolerant. I didn’t see any difference in flavor or texture that any other McCormick mix. I was just happy to know there was no MSG.

The new gluten-free mixes include:

• McCormick Gluten-Free Chili Seasoning Mix is a zesty blend of authentic seasonings, including chili peppers, that make preparing delicious chili a snap. Ready in just 20 minutes, the Gluten-Free Chili Seasoning has a hearty flavor that’s mouthwatering but not too spicy.

• McCormick Gluten-Free Taco Seasoning Mix is a zesty blend of authentic Mexican seasonings, including onions and peppers, that is certain to turn ordinary food into a fiesta of flavor. Taco Seasoning has a hearty flavor that’s not too spicy but warm enough to complement a variety of meats. Use this mix for South-of-the-Border flavor appeal

• McCormick Gluten-Free Brown Gravy is a blend of spices, seasonings and starch, designed to make thick and savory gravy to use with meat dishes

• McCormick Gluten-Free Turkey Gravy gives you perfect gravy every time for a holiday or everyday meal.

Here are two recipes using the mixes:

Linda Mastersis The Bulletin online editor and coordinates community news and food. Email her at lmasters@baxterbulletin.com. Follow her daily at BaxterBulletinLindaMasters on Facebook, @BBlindamasters on Twitter or lmfoodlady on Pinterest.

Gluten-Free McCormick Chili

Make this gluten-free chili in just 20 minutes. Your entire family will enjoy its hearty flavor that’s not too spicy.

1 pound lean ground beef

1 package McCormick Gluten-Free Chili Seasoning Mix

14 ½-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained

15-ounce can kidney beans, undrained

Brown meat in large skillet on medium-high heat. Drain fat.

Stir in seasoning mMix, tomatoes and beans. Bring to boil. Cover. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve topped with shredded cheese, chopped onions or sour cream.

Gluten-Free McCormick Tacos

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Makes 6 2-taco servings

1 package McCormick Gluten-Free Seasoning Mix

1 pound lean ground beef or turkey

¾ cup water

12 gluten-free taco shells

Assorted toppings: shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, shredded cheese, salsa or sour cream

Brown meat in large skillet on medium-high heat. Drain fat.

Stir in seasoning mix and water.

Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Spoon into warm taco shells. Serve with desired toppings.

Also try Seven Layer Fiesta Dip: Spread 16-ounce can refried beans in shallow serving dish. Mix 16 ounces sour cream and seasoning mix. Spread over beans. Top with 2 cups shredded cheese, 1 cup each guacamole and chopped tomato and ½ cup each sliced green onion and black olives. Makes 8 cups.

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