How To: Make Homemade Chili Seasoning

How To: Make Homemade Chili Seasoning | Taste As You Go

After receiving such a positive response to my homemade taco seasoning post, I decided to write another post showing you all how easy (and sensible) it is to leave the prepared seasoning packets in the grocery store in favor of homemade spice and seasoning mixes. 

This time, I'm focusing on Homemade Chili Seasoning.

Spices for Homemade Chili Seasoning | Taste As You Go

While it's perfectly fine to use the taco seasoning when making a big pot of chili, Stephen and I prefer our chili on the spicier side. 

Using this basic recipe as a guide, I've created a chili seasoning that brings a little heat to the mix. Naturally, you can adjust this list of ingredients to fit your personal preferences, adding more or less of seasonings where appropriate.

Paprika for Homemade Chili Seasoning | Taste As You Go

Start with some paprika.

Cumin for Homemade Chili Seasoning | Taste As You Go

Oregano for Homemade Chili Seasoning | Taste As You Go

Then add some ground cumin and oregano.

Crushed Red Pepper for Homemade Chili Seasoning | Taste As You Go

For the first layer of heat, add some crushed red pepper. If you prefer, then you can use cayenne pepper instead. Stephen's not a fan of cayenne pepper, so I use it sparingly in our kitchen.

You know, because I'm nice like that. 😉

How To: Make Homemade Chili Seasoning | Taste As You Go

How To: Make Homemade Chili Seasoning | Taste As You Go

Next, add some coriander and garlic powder.

Chili Powder for Homemade Chili Seasoning | Taste As You Go

Finally, top it off with some chili powder. I used a combination of hot Mexican-style chili powder and regular chili powder, but if you want to cut back on the heat, feel free to adjust the amounts.

How To: Make Homemade Chili Seasoning | Taste As You Go

Give everything a good shake/stir to incorporate all of the spices, and that's it! You're ready to use your Homemade Chili Seasoning for chili, enchiladas, or kicked-up tacos. Measuring and mixing everything together takes, maybe, five minutes, and the resulting seasoning mix tastes so much better than that stuff you can buy in the grocery store.

Definitely give it a try!

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Author: Taste As You Go // adapted from The Kitchn
Homemade Chili Seasoning

Homemade Chili Seasoning

Skip the store-bought chili seasoning packets and make your own at home with this simple recipe!

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