Thursday, 23 November 2017

Smoke Dust Chilli and Nifty Kitchen Giveaway!

I love adding herbs and spices to dishes but sometime I like to be able to grab a jar, or bag, with them already mixed to perfection for me. So when one of the owners from the Nifty Kitchen asked me if I would like to try some of their spice mixes I knew that it would be a product that I would love.

Nifty Kitchen produce three pre mixed spice packs:

  • Magic Dust - This mix is made up of paprika, chilli powder, cumin, garlic, pink salt, light muscovado sugar, mustard, black pepper and cayenne pepper.
  • Smoke Dust - Ideal for smokey dishes, full of smoked paprika, light muscovado sugar, pink salt, garlic, black pepper, mustard, cumin and ginger.
  • Devil Dust - I will admit that I have not tried this one yet, but this is one for the hot spice lovers, mixed with hot paprika, chilli powder, cayenne pepper, garlic, cumin, pink salt, light muscovado sugar, black pepper and mustard.
Today I am going to share a meal that was a huge success in our house, everyone had seconds and it has been requested again. Best of all this is a great one pot meal that is perfect for a busy midweek dinner. The magic dust made spice mixing a doddle, all I needed was the bag of spices, there was no time spent trying to get the perfect combination. With these mixes all of the hard work is already done!

This is what I did...

Smoke Dust Chilli


500g lean steak mince
2 shallots, chopped
250g Forestiere mushrooms, chopped
4tbsp Smoke Dust - All Purpose Seasoning
400g chopped tomatoes
400g mixed beans
250g sweetcorn
100g green beans, chopped
300mls beef stock
400g rice


1 - Place the minced beef in a large saute pan and brown over a medium heat

2 - Add the onions and cook for 5 minutes

3 - Sprinkle over the Smoke Dust and stir thoroughly into the mince

4 - Add the mushrooms, chopped tomatoes, sweetcorn and mixed beans

5 - Mix and cook for a further 5 minutes

6 - Add the green beans and pour over the beef stock

7 - Bring to the boil and add the rice to the pan

8 - Cover the pan and simmer for 15 minutes or until the rice is soft

Thanks to the Nifty Kitchen Smoke Dust creating this delicious one pot meal was so easy. Everyone asked for more and have asked for me to cook this meal again!

Now thanks to Nifty Kitchen offering Hijacked By Twins readers the chance to win some of their fantastic spices you can create full of flavour meals with ease.

To be in with the chance of winning some spices all you need to do is complete the Rafflecopter below!

Terms and conditions:
  • Giveaway is only open to UK residents
  • Complete the mandatory parts in the Rafflecopter then complete as any addition entries as you like.
  • The prize consists of Nifty Kitchen spices, no other prize alternative is available
  • Hijacked By Twins cannot be held responsible for the prize, I am simply hosting the giveaway on behalf of Nifty Kitchen.
  • The winner will be notified via email and I will forward on the winners details to Nifty Kitchen who will ship the prize to the winner
  • The closing date for the giveaway is 22nd December 2017
Good luck!

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  1. Some chicken fajitas

    (Kim neville)

  2. I would make Chilli Con Carne or Spaghetti Bolognese.

  3. What a great idea! Those spice blends sound lovely - I especially like the sound of 'magic dust' :-D Eb x

  4. Hi Kirsty, I would love to try these spices for my lentil curry.

  5. it has nice variety of spice.
    would love to use these smoke dust chilly

  6. They sound delicious and I'd love to try them out, especially on some baked chicken.

  7. OOohhhh.... so many options! I would make a yummy filling for stuffed peppers x

  8. Oh I know this would be very popular in my household as would a devil dust version. Thank you for linking to #CookBlogShare which is always a pleasure to host.

  9. I would use the Devil Dust as a rub for chicken joints, I think it would make them taste rather like Jerk Chicken

  10. Margaret Clarkson
    Spicy fried chicken.

  11. They sound nice i would use them on some baked chicken

  12. A vegetable chilli would be good x

  13. I'd like to make a veggie curry, perhaps in a slow cooker so the flavours of the spices really come out


Thank you for your comments I do love to hear what you think and try to reply to as many as I can x