Category Archives: Chili Dust

Eggroll Bowl

Makes approx. six servings

1 tbsp District Spice Chili Dust blend
1.5 lbs ground meat (pork or chicken recommended)
10oz cabbage, chopped (or pre-bagged as coleslaw cabbage)
1/2 lb bean sprouts
3 tbsp soy sauce (recommend a low sodium, gluten-free version)
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp ground ginger (or 1 tsp chopped fresh ginger)
Sesame oil for drizzling (optional)

  1. Brown and crumbled ground meat in wok or large skillet.
  2. Add District Spice Chili Dust, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce.  Mix well, and simmer for about five minutes, stirring occasionally, until liquid reduces by about half.
  3. Stir in bean sprouts, and cook until they are slightly translucent.
  4. Add cabbage, and stir until you reach the desired consistency.
  5. Serve into bowls, and drizzle sesame oil over the top, to taste (optional).

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Cooked ground pork & chicken with Chili Dust, ginger, garlic, and soy sauce added. (double batch)

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Cooking in the bean sprouts. (double batch)

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Ready to serve! (double batch)

Crockpot Chili (no beans)

Makes approx eight servings

2 tbsp District Spice Chili Dust blend
1 lb ground beef
1 lb pork sausage
2 cans (15oz each) diced tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
1 yellow onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tsp hot sauce (optional)

  1. Brown and crumble ground beef and sausage meat in pan, add to slow cooker.
  2. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, garlic, salt, and hot sauce to slow cooker.  Stir ingredients until well mixed.
  3. Cook on low for eight hours or overnight.  Stir.
  4. Cook on high with the lid half off for two to four hours, until chili reaches desired thickness.
  5. Garnish with desired toppings, such as sour cream, Greek yogurt, scallions, and/or cheese.

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Pan Sauteed Shrimp

Recommended blends: Chesapeake, Chili Dust, Creole, Currying Favor, Gyro, Montreal, Sriracha, Tuscan, Tuscan Heat

1 tbsp District Spice blend (start with 1 tsp for Sriracha)
1 lb medium-sized raw shrimp (tails removed)
2 tbsp olive oil

  1. Add olive oil to pan, heat until almost smoking
  2. Add shrimp to oil and stir, cooking until slightly pink
  3. Sprinkle on District Spice blend, and continue stirring until shrimp is cooked (opaque)
  4. Optional: Add a dash of salt

District Spice Hummus

Recommended blends: Chesapeake, Chili Dust, Creole, Currying Favor, Gyro, Ranch, SouthWest, Sriracha, Taco/Taco Heat, Tuscan/Tuscan Heat, Za’atar

1 tbsp District Spice blend (see above for recommended blends, use 1/2 tbsp for Sriracha), plus 1 tsp for garnish (1/2 tsp for Sriracha)
2 cans (15 oz each) chickpeas
3 tbsp tahini
2 tbsp olive oil
Juice from 1/2 lemon
1 tsp salt

  1. Drain chickpea cans, saving the reserve for use later.
  2. Combine District Spice blend of choice, chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt in a blender or food processor, and puree.  While mixing, incrementally add chickpea reserve chickpea until you reach your desired creamy consistency.  Throw away unused liquid.
  3. Transfer to bowl, and lightly sprinkle 1 tsp District Spice blend over top for garnish. Serve, or chill for later use.

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District Spice Deviled Eggs

Recommended blends: Chesapeake, Chili Dust, Creole, Currying Favor, Montreal, Pork Barrel, Ranch, SouthWest, Sriracha, Taco/Taco Heat

2 tsp recommended District Spice blend (1 tsp if using Sriracha, then increase to taste)
1 Dozen eggs, boiled and peeled
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (full fat recommended)
1 tsp mustard
1/2 tsp black pepper
Dash of salt (optional)

  1. Slice all eggs in half lengthwise, place all yolks in a bowl.
  2. Add District Spice blend, Greek yogurt, mustard, and black pepper. Mix until well-blended.  Add more Greek yogurt, if desired, for creamier consistency.
  3. Fill egg whites with mixture.  You will probably have some left over, which is delicious on its own.

Optional: Sprinkle a bit of salt over the top of the eggs.
Optional: Add a pinch of spice over the top of eggs, for a bit of extra color and flavor.

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District Spice French Fries

Recommended blends: BBQ, Chili Dust, Congressional Grilling, Currying Favor, Memphis BBQ, Nice & Naughty, Pork Barrel, Ranch, SouthWest, Sriracha

District Spice blend (see above for recommendations)
Russet potatoes, julienne (Mandolin slicer recommended)
Peanut oil for frying
Salt

Soak julienne potatoes in water for 30-60 minutes to remove excess starch, drain and let dry for 30-60 minutes.

Heat oil in fryer or deep skillet.

Add julienne potato to oil, in batches, and fry until brown and crisp.  Remove fries using strainer (or pasta ladle, if strainer unavailable), and place into bowl, lined with paper towels.

While fries are still shiny from oil, sprinkle on District Spice blend, as well as some salt, to taste.  Serve hot.

District Spice Rice

Serves approx. 4

Recommended Blends: Chesapeake*, Chili Dust*, Creole, Currying Favor, Plov, SouthWest, Taco/Taco Heat*, Za’atar*

*Recommend adding these blends into rice after cooking

1 tbsp District Spice blend (see above for recommended blends)
2 cups of vegetable (or chicken) broth
1 cup basmati rice (rinse optional)
1/8 tsp salt (optional)

Combine District Spice blend (unless adding after cooking rice), broth, and salt in pot and bring to boil.

Add basmati rice, stir, and bring back to boil. Cover and reduce heat to simmer for 15 minutes.

Remove pot from heat, keep covered and let rest 5 minutes. Stir (mixing in spice if not added previously), fluff rice with fork, and serve.