Chili Seasoning is the best blend of savory spices to make a hearty pot of chili. Made with just a few pantry ingredients, you'll no longer need that packet from the grocery isle.
Nothing warms you up like a big bowl of chili on a cold night and it's so simple to make your own chili seasoning at home, make it as spicy or mild as you prefer.
Homemade Chili Seasoning ~ Made with Pantry Ingredients
We love to make a vat of chili for dinner and have plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day to serve over French fries, tater tots or Barbecue Frito Chili Pie Burgers. It is always filling and gets everyone to the dinner table.
- Chili Powder ~ a blend of ground chilis, it can be spicy, depending on the brand. The New Mexico Chili Powder from Spiceology is my favorite.
- Granulated Garlic ~ or garlic powder will work, it's a must-have for chili.
- Granulated Onion ~ or onion powder. I find the granulated is a little easier to cook with and doesn't clump as much as the powder.
- Sugar ~ granulated sugar just adds a bit of balance to the spice of the chili powder.
- Smoked Paprika ~ one of my go-to spices for everything, it adds a delicious smoky depth of flavor.
- Ground Cumin ~ adds that signature taste in chili and Tex-Mex recipes that we all love.
- Kosher Salt ~ adjust for your own taste and if you are watching your sodium intake, just use less.
- Black Pepper ~ use fresh ground or restaurant blend.
- Dry Mustard ~ not a typical ingredient for chili seasoning but it really adds balance to the blend.
How to Make Chili Seasoning:
- Blend all of the ingredients together in a bowl with a whisk until well blended and no clumps remain.
For chili on the spicy side, add in cayenne pepper to taste. We like ours mild.
Coca powder and cinnamon are also popular additions to add new and different flavors to chili.
How Much Chili Seasoning to Use:
- Use 2 tablespoons of chili seasoning for each pound of meat. This recipe will make enough for about 3 pounds of meat. Works with ground beef, or any cut of beef, chicken, pork or venison.
How to Store:
- Store in an airtight container in a pantry or cabinet. Will stay fresh up to 6 months.
Some of our Favorite Chili Recipes:
Crock Pot Chili is so simple to make with ground beef or venison. This version is more soup-like than thick and is always a family favorite.
Smoked Pork Chili is made with leftover pulled pork, pinto beans, onions, bell peppers and loads of garlic. A fantastic meal that will have everyone coming back for more.
White Chicken Chili is healthy and flavorful. Loaded with chicken breasts, quinoa and white beans. One of my favorites for a cold winter day.
Smoked Chicken and Black Bean Chili is loaded with garlic, onions, bell peppers along with smoked chicken and hearty black beans. The amount of flavor in this chili is insanely delicious.
Of course chili seasoning has many uses beyond chili, use it as a rub for grilling chicken or burgers. Sprinkle it over mac and cheese or popcorn for extra flavor.
It's likely that you have everything you need in your pantry to make this homemade chili seasoning. It's easy to mix up and a great blend to have in your pantry.
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- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 tablespoons granulated garlic
- 2 tablespoons granulated onion
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- Mix all of the spices together in a bowl with a whisk until well combined and no clumps remain.
- Store in an air tight container in the pantry up to 6 months.
Use 2 tablespoons of chili seasoning per pound of meat.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 18Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 380mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g
Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.