Mexene Chili & Louisiana Hot Sauce Review & “Chili Champ” Gourmet Gift Pack Giveaway


Typically it is absolutely freezing here in good ol’ Minnesota this time of year.  This has been an unusual season indeed.  I’m not even sure it has been below zero, how strange.  Normally this time of year I enjoy making soups and stews.  Though I must admit with the weather being the way it is, it is hard to feel cozy and therefore I’m not so inspired to cook these kind of meals.

I recently received a package from Bruce Foods that included Original Louisiana Hot Sauce, Mexene® Chili Powder and Mexene Chili Seasoning Mix.  I like to check out the ingredient list on anything that is mixed. Everything sounded good.

I browned some hamburger and diced onion in a skillet and then added the seasoning package to the mixture.  It was super easy.

I placed the seasoning mix in a bowl just so I could have a chance to check it out before I added it to the meat.  The seasoning was more chunky then those I’ve used before, but I thought this was a good sign, as the flavors would be even better.

I also added some extra seasoning to the skillet to give it a little extra kick, however I did not add any of the hot sauce.  I am not much of a hot sauce fan, I knew my husband would have to be the real judge of its flavor.  He could merely add this condiment after the chili was made.

Overall we found the chili not to be as flavorful as we expected.  We like a lot of spices and flavor to our dishes and this just seemed to be missing something.  My husband however did enjoy the Louisiana Hot Sauce.  Just as I suspected he added a large dose to top off his chili.

Here is my quick chili recipe.

1 lb hamburger

1/2 onion, diced

1 can kidney beans, drained

1 can tomatoes, diced

Mexene Chili Seasoning Mix- and extra chili seasoning for added flavor

We also add a variety of toppings to provide extra taste.  Some sample ideas include cheese, green onions, olives…..the options are limitless.

And while we didn’t particularly care for the chili seasoning, clearly many people do.

Created in 1906, Mexene features only the highest quality sun-ripened pre-frost chili peppers blended with cumin, oregano, and garlic. Just take a pinch between your finger and thumb, rub, and smell the delicious aroma. Mexene® Chili Powder is called “The Chili Champions’ Choice” and is endorsed by CASI, The Chili Appreciation Society International. Mexene is the secret ingredient used in the past eight winning recipes from the World Championship Chili Cookoff in Terlingua, Texas.

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  1. I love chili! We usually top it with shredded cheddar and a little sour cream!
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  2. yes i love chili! I like to add lime juice.

  3. I love chili. I add hot sauce and cheese.

  4. Theron Willis says

    I like plenty of garlic and no onions. I also like my chili ‘Texas Style’, which means all beef and no beans.

    Hope to win!

  5. Kelly Nicholson says

    ketchup and crackers..eeeeew,but its good

  6. Paula Tavernie says

    Yes I love chili, I always top mine with cheddar cheese!

  7. Jennifer Hedden says

    I love chili! I always add cheese and either crackers or fritos.

  8. I love a dollop of sour cream on top.

  9. I like to add macaroni to chili. It makes it more fun for the kids.

  10. Shannon Baas says

    I love chili. Usually its just hamburger, tomato juice, beans and seasoning.

  11. I like my husband’s chili. He keeps his recipe a secret, but I know it has beef, beans, tomatos, onions, peppers, garlic, cummin, chili powder, beer, cocoa, hot sauce, etc.

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  12. Starr Greenwell says

    I love chili with lots of cheese.

  13. I love chili, I add hamburger,onions,chili beans, tomato, tomato paste and chili powder and a little water, we like it thick!

  14. Onions and cheese

  15. robyn paris says

    i like cheese on my chili

  16. I am not a chili fan… but my family is! They like to add cheese on top of their chili.

  17. I like chili that’s not too spicy. It MUST have diced onions, cheddar cheese, and diced jalapenos on top.

  18. I love chili. The spicier the better.

  19. Penny Snyder says

    LOVE chili! Like to add cheese, onion, and sour cream!

  20. shredded cheddar and a little sour cream yummy

  21. I love chili with cornbread

  22. Leann Lindeman says

    Big chili fan!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. i love chilli with beef and beans with onions and cheese. Drool.

  24. beth shepherd says

    sour cream
    thank you

  25. New Mexico Chilis… are a must in the chili. add to it …cheese, beans, tortilla chips, diced vegies like cabbage, tomatos, …

  26. OMG and don’t forget the fresh sour creme… !!

  27. I like corn chips with my chili.

  28. Shreaded cheese, sour cream, black olives, chopped green onion, guacamola, fresh homemad salsa
    hahaha, the works !

  29. I love chili, I add cheese, tortilla chips, and green onions.

  30. I am actually making chili for supper tonight. Once my chili is cooked, I just like putting saltines crackers mixed in. Yummy

  31. i love chili, usually use both turkey and beef to be a bit healthier then add lots of veggies! and hot sauce!

  32. Monica Tompkins (@MnJSponsoredWed) says

    Cheese Cheese and more cheese!! Of course with a side of corn bread also!

  33. Big chili fan. I make a 5 bean chili…like to top it with chopped onion, cheddar cheese and crushed corn chips. YUM!

  34. I like chili plain – occassionally w/cornbread!

  35. Peanut butter on crackers or toast with butter on is what I like with my homemade chile

  36. i add lots of onion, green pepper and i cook my meat in olive oil

  37. We love chili, we like to add cheddar cheese

  38. MMMM, yes I am! I love jalapenos in there!

  39. Monique Rizzo says

    I love Chili. Especially with onions,and corn!
    Thanks for the chance.

  40. I love chili. Topped off with shredded cheese,sour cream and green onions.

  41. I make my chili with ground turkey, LOTS of beans, lots of onions, garlic, green peppers, and red peppers! I top with sour cream and avocado – yum!

  42. We love chili in my family. I love to have lots of peppers in it & lots of raw onions & cheese on top-Mmmm…

  43. Linda Lansford says

    love chili with cheesw

  44. Love chili with extra onions

  45. Lauren Garrett says

    I love chili with sour cream cheese and onions!!

  46. cheddar cheese and oyster crackers!

  47. I top my chilli with hot peppers, yogurt and cheese

  48. We all eat chili in our house – even the kids. Ours is pretty basic to keep everyone happy and dad adds hot sauce to his at the end.

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  49. I like to crumble ritz crackers and onion on my chilli.

  50. Mushrooms in chili is the best!

  51. Rachel Robertson (Azrael) says

    I love Fritos on my chili!

  52. I love chili and make mine with ground turkey

  53. We always like corn in our chili – & I have to have cheese on top. Also, we enjoy the turkey burger for our chili – making me hungry! Thanks!

  54. Being from TX, I’m a huge chili fan. I love it with garlic and red pepper.

  55. I like chili. I make it with ground turkey.

  56. I love chili. I like to top it with some cheese, hot sauce and sour cream. thanks for the chance.

  57. I am a chili fan, especially with sour cream and Cheddar cheese.

  58. I love cheese & sour cream in my chili!

  59. Carolyn Ann Colley (Griffith, Smith) says

    I like to use kidney beans, red peppers
    thanks for the giveaway

  60. love to add cheddar and sour cream

  61. Christy Anderson says

    I love Chili! I like to add shredded cheese.

  62. I love cornbread, cheese, onion, traditional toppings I suppose!

  63. I like chili, especially in the winter. I like it with beans, combined with hamburger and deer meat. Thanks.

  64. We love chili. We cook ours with ground beef, cumin, garlic powder, pepper and chili beans. We top it with sour cream, cheese and hot sauce.

  65. Christine Jessamine says

    i love chili, lots and lots of tomatos is what i add to mine

  66. I love to put Rotel chili fixin’ in mine and also a few dashes of hot sauce.

  67. megan cromes says

    cheese and sour cream.i love chilli!;)

  68. susan varney says

    i love to ad cheddar cheese

  69. Russell Moore says

    Love chile. We add queso and sour cream, with saltines on the side.

  70. I’m a chilli fan, I like to add Lime juice!

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  71. We LOVE chili and we add hot sauce, cheese, and Fritos.

  72. I’m a chili fan! I love to add cheese and onions!

  73. Yep….we love to eat chili over scrambled eggs with cheese, sour cream and avocado.

  74. Christine says

    ground turkey with beans and cheddar cheese on top

  75. Alicia Keen says

    melted cheese and cornbread

  76. I’m all about adding cheese and sour cream!

  77. I’m a Texas, so I HAVE to be a fan of chili. I love to add peppers, onions, a variety of spices. No beans though!!

    My grandmother used to put a coca cola in her chili…I loved it!

  78. Anastacia Grace says

    I love Chili. A friend recently made me try cottage cheese in chili, and it’s actually pretty good.

  79. I like raw onion, Lots of Cheddar Cheese and extra Jalapenos!

  80. i love chilli just ate some yesterday. I like to eat mine with cheddar cheese, sour cream, jalepenos, green onions, and tortilla chips.

  81. Jacque Morris says

    We absolutely love chili !!!! Lots of beef and charred hot chili peppers – family favorite !

  82. Kelly Marceau says

    LOVE chili! Like to top with cheese and sour cream but also make a good meal with barritos!

  83. i like to add cheese, and fritos.


  84. Barbara Montag says

    Oh yes I love chili!
    Additions – green chili peppers -lots of garlic.
    Thank you.

  85. Pamela Poindexter says

    chili, cheese, fresh cut onions and parsely top off my fave chili–and the spicier, the better!!! 🙂

  86. Jess McCarthy says

    We love chili! We need hot sauce and sour cream for it!!!!

  87. i like it all – basic ground beef and kidney beans, but i like to add worcestershire, garlic, cumin and onion as a rule

  88. We are chili fans in our house. We use Turkey in our chili.

  89. Sarah Carroll says

    I love chili. I add canned tomatoes. And Ialways love to have meat in mine.

  90. Summer D says

    I love chili with onions and cheddar cheese

  91. katklaw777 says

    I made chili in the crockpot yesterday…we topped it with Queso Fresco cheese, sour cream and diced avocado…yum!

  92. we love chili- we use deer meat and real tomoatoes
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  93. I’m a big chili fan and I love to add roasted peppers and roasted tomatoes to mine.

  94. LUV chili and add all kinds of things and even add ranch dressing once in a while!

  95. LOVE Chili, and have been using ground turkey lately. I top it with cheddar and sour cream/

  96. Jennifer Hiles says

    I’m a newer chili fan. I didn’t used to like it but now i love it…strange things happen after you have a kid. I like to add cheese and crutons!

  97. Hubs is the chili maker. He throws things in there that would set a normal human on fire.

  98. sharynmac says

    we go for a skyline type chili and add spaghetti noodles!

  99. Belinda Shaw says

    I like to add chilli hot beans, peppers, sausage and hot sauce.

  100. Everything except onions on mine.

  101. Marthalynn says

    We love Chili and we love to eat it with Frito’s and onions and cheese!

  102. I am a chili fan except I make mine sans beans. My favorite topping is cheese and crushed crackers

  103. Garlic, onion and hot sausage

  104. Linda Kwolek says

    I love Chili because it’s the perfect foo. Fruit, vegetables, proetins and dairy if you add cheese.

  105. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    I love steak chilli
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  106. Christine says

    I like chili and I’d love to add sour cream.
    Thanks for the chance!

  107. Ashley Morrissey says

    I like to add peppers, potatoes and cheese!

    -Ashley Marie Morrissey

  108. I like to add cheese and just a touch of BBQ sauce.

  109. Melanie Morin says

    My husband is the chili fan in the house!

  110. Lucy Schwartz says

    I am a Chili fan, but purists would laugh and scoff because I like noodles in my chili. Spices range from celery salt to paprika , chili powder . The hot sauce is left in a bottle so each person can add their heat!

  111. kathy pease says

    I love chili the hotter the better i usually add hamburg,red kidney beans tomatoes and tomato sauce and chili powder with lots of onions

  112. Theresa D says

    I love chili, I like to add lots of shredded Cheddar Cheese to mine.

  113. Desiree Dunbar says

    I love chili! We love to add cheese and sour cream on top.

  114. Brenda Garland says

    Chili in our family means lots of beans, a little meat and plenty of seasoning. We always use the crock pot. There’s nothing like coming home to a hot meal!

  115. Rebecca Peters says

    Cheddar cheese!

  116. Bonnigene says

    I love to make several kinds of chili, my favorite thing to add might be sour cream…yummy

  117. I’m totally a chili fan! I like adding jalapenos for a little kick, and I top with Top the Tater! Yum!

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  118. Ashley Hess says

    yes we love chili. our favorite addition to chilli would be tomato,garlic and onion tomato sauce and diced green chiles.

  119. Jennifer McKay says

    My family loves chili. We sometimes make it cincinnati style with cinnamon.

  120. love chili…i add chili pepper, onions and green pepper

  121. melissa Resnick says

    sour cream, cheese

  122. I love chili topped with grated cheese and chopped onions.

  123. Michelle S. says

    I’m a chili fan, I just add saltine crackers to mine.

  124. Javine Mckenzie says

    green pepper amd taco blend cheese on top

  125. I like to put diced onions and cheese on top

  126. kayla hyde says

    I’ve actually never had chilli!

  127. I love Chile! I love to add sour scream and chives! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  128. kelly grant says

    Love chili. I like to add cheese

  129. allyson t says

    love me some chili! I add celery and blue cheese crumbles to mine! yummy!!

  130. I love chilli with plenty of cheese and onions. Thanks for the giveaway.

  131. I LOVE chili! I always serve mine on top of elbow macaroni (and have ever since I was a child) and sprinkle it with extra sharp cheddar cheese!

  132. sara wood says

    I love chili and I usually add hot sauce.

  133. I am a chili fan..I like to add cheese and sour cream.

  134. Macaroni with shredded cheese

  135. I love chili with sour cream and cheddar cheese

  136. Christina Sparks says

    Green Chilies, red peppers, hot sauce, tortilla chips, cheese

  137. Ross Hassel says

    I love chili. I like kidney beans and celery as my special ingredients.

  138. I love chili. When I make it I usually add a lot of veggies like grated zucchini and carrots, bell peppers and maybe some spinach. I’m not a huge vegetable person but if I incorporate it into what I am making, I’ll eat them.

  139. Carrie Baird says

    I like my chili fairly mild and cooked with bell and Ortega peppers, and I like lots of cheese, onions and sour cream on top.

  140. Andrea Anderson says

    I like to add cheese, onions, sour cream and crushed up corn chips. Yummy!

  141. Amber Carter says

    I love it with some cheddar and sour cream

  142. I love adding cheddar cheese and crackers.

  143. amy deeter says

    i like chilli.especially with hot sauce

  144. I love chili…i like adding cornbread

  145. we add black olives

  146. I enjoy a good bowl of chili and it definitely has to have beans in it and topped with shredded cheese, onions, and a little sour cream.

  147. Ann Council says

    I like to put shredded cheese, sour cream and green onions on top.

  148. of course, chili is great on cornbread

  149. I love chili! I like to add shredded cheese.


  150. Jackie Griebel says

    I love onions, cheese and sour cream on my chili!

  151. Dolores Olsen says

    I like Chili just ok. I had ketchup, onions, and elbow macaroni

  152. I like chili. We add macaroni.

  153. Deborah Wallin says

    I love chili! I add chili pepper, onions and green peppers. I add shredded cheese on top.

  154. Big Turkey Chili fan. Love to add cheddar cheese and chopped jalapenos to mixture before eating.

  155. Onolee Rector says

    Sounds Great! We love chili in this house.

  156. Rosanne Morrison says

    I add a lot of different kinds of beans in the chili

  157. I love chili with cheddar, sour cream and tabasco sauce!

  158. shirley pebbles says

    I love chili. I love it with some parmegan (SP) added to it.

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  159. I love chili. I like adding cheddar cheese and sour cream.

  160. Kat Emerick says

    I like to add cheese and my husband adds rice.

  161. I am a fan, I like to add sour cream, guacamole and salsa

  162. Barbara Hunt says

    Thanks for the great contest!

  163. Jennifer J says

    i like to add shredded cheese, salsa & sour cream!

  164. I have a chili recipe that calls for cocoa powder coffee, beer, fresh peppers brown sugar, ground beef and sirloin. It is so good. I like to serve over a little pasta with a spoonful of sour cream.

  165. Marcy Strahan says

    Big Chili fan here! Mine always has Green Onions !
    I always top mine with sour cream!

  166. I love chili! I like it with cheese and onions and a side of cornbread!

  167. cheddar and sour cream for the top, green scallions/onions instead of regular white/yellow onions and the hotter the better types of seasonings.

  168. I’m a chili fan. I add lots of garlic and onions.

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  170. Virginia Rowell says

    I love to add jalepenos

  171. Leah Shumack says

    Chili must have a little bit of a kick (hot sauce!!) and must have cheese!!!

  172. Charlene Kuser says

    I am a chili fan and I like to add,green peppers,onions ,garlic and jalapenos

  173. we like sour cream or shredded cheddar on top

  174. Yes, I like chili, especially in the winter time. It warms you right up. The one thing I insist on in my chili is hot sausage. This really gives it a tang. As for the seasonings, besides chili powder, mine has to have crushed red pepper flakes. This chili is not for the faint of heart.

  175. Michelle H. says

    I love chili. I love to add cheese, onions, and homemade tortilla chips as toppings.

  176. Gina Ferrell says

    I love chili. I usually top it with cheese and hot sauce. I am a Louisiana girl so I love everything hot.

  177. I like a bit of sour cream on top of my chili

  178. I like to add onions, sour cream, cheese & avocado.

  179. Deidra Bigham says

    Yes, we like to eat chili in this house. Normally, we add chopped, raw onion, cheese, and sour cream.

  180. Jerri Davis says

    I like to add cheese and onion . Thank you, Jerri Davis

  181. I’m not too much of a chili fan by itself, but I LOVE deep fried burritos with chili and cheese inside.

  182. Veronica Garrett says

    I am a chili fan. I like to add ground beef and chili peppers.

  183. Thanks for the giveaway…the more “heat” the better i.e. hot peppers

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  184. I am not a huge chili fan, but my husband is. He loves to see how hot he can make it. When I do eat chili, it has to be fairly mild with a bunch of cheese and crackers or rice

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