Looking for an easy homemade chili seasoning mix recipe? Look no further - you've found it!
Why should you diy chili seasoning?
Making homemade chili seasoning gives you the ability to control exactly what goes into your food, saves you money, and lets you make it as spicy or mild as you like.
Plus, if you batch a whole bunch of it at once, the next time you go to make chili it will be ready to go and save you the time of running to the store for a packet.
what is chili seasoning made of?
This list is a fairly standard compilation of chili spices:
- chili powder
- ground cumin
- smoked paprika
- cayenne pepper
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- ground pepper
how to make chili seasoning
It couldn't be easier! Simply combine the ingredients in an airtight container. The mix will keep fresh for about a year.
how do you make chili more flavorful?
Using fresh spices is the first step to a flavorful chili. Adding in layers of other flavors like sautéed onion, roasted poblanos, a dash of chocolate, or even a small shot of coffee can also help add more flavor to your chili.
How much chili seasoning should I use?
There's a bit of personal preference involved here. I recommend you start at 2 Tablespoons per pound of meat.
However, I personally prefer a very heavily seasoning chili, and use about 1/4 cup per 1 pound of meat.
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Homemade Chili Seasoning
- 2 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 Tbsp ground cumin
- 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground pepper
- Mix all ingredients together and store in an air tight container.