Disclosure: I was asked to participate in the McCormick Gluten-Free Recipe Mixes launch as a member of the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network. I received free samples of McCormick Gluten-Free Recipe Mixes and I was compensated for my time. Sponsored posts help me pay for the costs associated with this blog (groceries…lots of groceries), and help support me as I pursue a career in recipe development and food photography. All opinions are 100% my own.
While I don’t need to eat a gluten-free diet, I have a few acquaintances who do, for medical reasons. You may be in the same situation, or have a friend or family member who chooses to abstain from gluten for another reason. Whatever the reason, I’m never one to shy away from a recipe development challenge. I love flexing my creative muscles and figuring out a way to adapt any recipe for a specific nutritional need. I mean, I’ve even made vegetarian “chorizo” chili, and fed it to an unsuspecting husband. I love a challenge.
When McCormick asked if I wanted to help them launch their Gluten-Free Recipe Mixes, I had my eye on the Gluten-Free Chili Seasoning Mix right away. But making a pot of chili gluten-free is child’s play. Why not make a big pan of gluten-free chili lasagna? OK, to be honest, it turned out that wasn’t all that difficult, either. A quick trip down the pasta aisle of my grocery store led me to a variety of gluten-free lasagna noodle options. As long as I seasoned my beef and bean chili mixture with gluten-free seasoning, I was in the clear.
No matter what your reasons are for skipping gluten, McCormick is here to make sure that you don’t have to skip any flavor. Now, four favorite recipe mixes are gluten-free: Taco, Chili, Turkey Gravy (psssst – have a gluten-free guest for turkey day?) and Brown Gravy. Going gluten-free for any occasion has never tasted better. These delicious mixes are also priced the same as regular varieties!
Let me tell you, this Gluten-Free Chili Lasagna is FULL of flavor. With layers of pasta, beef and bean chili, and Colby Jack cheese, this is a hearty dish that everyone will enjoy. The chili part of the casserole comes together in just 20 minutes, and the combination of authentic seasonings and chili peppers in the McCormick mix seasons the meat perfectly. If you’d like, top the lasagna with Greek yogurt, avocado and green onions for a nutritious finishing touch.