This easy chili seasoning mix recipe is perfect for those who want the convenience of a pre-made mix, without any of the additives or preservatives you might find in store-bought varieties.
One of the best things about making this chili seasoning mix at home is that you make this chili seasoning mix recipe as mild or spicy as your family prefers. Plus, with this recipe, you can save a trip to the grocery store.
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Why You’ll Love This Chili Seasoning
- Healthy– Most store-bought seasoning mixes contain lots of salt, msg, and other additives. By making this chili seasoning at home, you can skip all of that.
- Convenient – This is a simple and super quick seasoning mix to make. Store in an airtight container and keep on the shelf for up to six months so you always have it on hand when you need it!
- Variety – These mixes can be customized based on your preferences, allowing you to experiment with different flavor profiles.
If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy this Homemade Cuban Seasoning Blend recipe.
Ingredients Needed For Chili Seasoning Mix
You only need a few basic spices to make this chili seasoning mix recipe, and most of these spices you should already have on hand in your pantry.
- Chili Powder
- Dried Oregano
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Black Pepper
How to Make Chili Seasoning Mix
Place all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together.
Once the spices are mixed well transfer to an airtight container.
Store in an airtight jar in a cool spot for up to 6 months.
Tips For Chili Seasoning Mix
- You can use a spice grinder to crush these spices until they are finely ground.
- Do not store the spice blend in the fridge, you want to keep your spices fresh by storing them a room temperature.
- Check for the freshness of your spices by smelling and tasting them. If they no longer smell potent, you may need to purchase new ones.
- If you are on a low salt diet, you can reduce the amount of salt or leave it out altogether.
Substitutions and Additions
- To adjust the heat of this recipe, add less or more cayenne pepper depending on your preference.
- You can also experiment with different blends based on this recipe. Mexican chili powder, garam masala, or even a curry blend could be substituted for the chili powder.
- Increase the amount of onion powder in this recipe, if you prefer a stronger onion flavor.
- Add in an extra half teaspoon of garlic powder for a stronger burst of garlic flavor.
- When making this into a pot a chili, use ground beef, kidney beans, and tomato sauce.
Chili Seasoning Mix FAQs
No, this chili seasoning recipe is made up of spices whereas chili powder is just one type of spice.
Yes, you can substitute with ancho or chipotle chili powder depending on your preference.
Chili powder, but you can also add coffee, cinnamon, and dark chocolate to chili for a rich flavor.
Typically, 2 tablespoons of chili seasoning are equivalent to one packet.
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- 5 Tablespoons (5 Tablespoons) Chili Powder
- 2 Tablespoons (2 Tablespoons) Cumin
- 1 Tablespoon (1 Tablespoon) Dried Oregano
- 2 Tablespoons (2 Tablespoons) Garlic Powder
- 2 Tablespoons (2 Tablespoons) Onion Powder
- 2 Tablespoons (2 Tablespoons) Paprika
- 1½ teaspoons (1 ½ teaspoons) Salt
- 1½ teaspoons (1 ½ teaspoons) Black Pepper
- Place all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together.
- Store in an airtight jar in a cool spot for up to 6 months.