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Chili Seasoning Mix

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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.

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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.

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.

Ingredients for chili seasoning mix in small glass bowls.
  • Chili Powder
  • Cumin
  • Dried Oregano
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Paprika
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper

How to Make Chili Seasoning Mix

Collage of mixing the ingredients for Chili Seasoning.
  1. Place all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together. (Photos 1 & 2)
  2. Once the spices are mixed well transfer to an airtight container.
Chili Seasoning in a white square bowl.


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.
A spoon full of chili seasoning mix.

Chili Seasoning Mix FAQs

Is Chili Seasoning Mix the same as chili powder?

No, this chili seasoning recipe is made up of spices whereas chili powder is just one type of spice.

Can I substitute other types of chili powders for chili powder?

Yes, you can substitute with ancho or chipotle chili powder depending on your preference.

What gives chili the best flavor?

Chili powder, but you can also add coffee, cinnamon, and dark chocolate to chili for a rich flavor.

How many tablespoons of chili seasoning is in one packet?

Typically, 2 tablespoons of chili seasoning are equivalent to one packet.

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5 from 6 votes

Chili Seasoning

Author: Kim Schob
Course: Basics
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yields 15 Tablespoons
If you're a chili lover, then you'll want to try this chili seasoning mix recipe. It's simple to make and delivers tasty results every time.



  • Place all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together.
  • Store in an airtight jar in a cool spot for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 19kcal (1%) Carbohydrates: 4g (1%) Protein: 1g (2%) Fat: 1g (2%) Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 279mg (12%) Potassium: 98mg (3%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 1g (1%) Vitamin A: 846IU (17%) Vitamin C: 2mg (2%) Calcium: 27mg (3%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

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  1. 5 stars
    This was such a quick and easy recipe that does not disappoint! Was the perfect touch of flavor and a great recipe to have on hand!

  2. 5 stars
    This is perfect for the fall. I don’t trust the powder in the packets – I’d much rather know exactly where all the seasonings come from. I can’t wait to try it!

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