DIY Chili Seasoning: Homemade Chili Seasoning is made up of the perfect blend of cumin, paprika and chili powder and will pack a whole lot of flavor into your chili recipes.
Nothing is better than a good bowl of homemade chili on a cold day–am I right, or what?!
I have a love for chilis of all kinds and I can tell you my family has at least one version of chili per week in the colder months.
I was stunned to learn that many people use packets of chili seasonings in their chili recipes. There is absolutely NO need to purchase that chili seasoning packet. It is filled with all sorts of additives.
Chili Seaoning can easliy be made at home. In fact, I bet you have all the ingredients in your spice cabinet right now.
How to Make Homemade Chili Seasoning:
Okay, brace yourselves–this is tricky. You dump and mix–LOL! It could not be easier to make chili seasoning mix. But the spices you choose are crucial to the flavor of your spice blend.
I am heavy on chili powder in my seaoning blend, but also like to add in a bit of cumin for a warming depth of flavor and a pinch of cayenne for heat. Just like any good chili recipe, this chili seasoning has onion and garlic powder to help build a solid base of flavor. And I find that dried oregano for a peppery zing so to speak.
I like to make a large batch of this Chili powder, store in glass jar and use 2 tablespoons of the mixture each time I am making a batch of chili.
Homemade Chili Seasoning is also great used in:
Chili Seasoning Recipe:
DIY Chili Seasoning
Easy Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
Combine and store in sealed container.
Be sure to also check out all my homemade spice blends.
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