How To: Make Homemade Chili Seasoning
After receiving such a positive response to my How To: Make 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.
While it's perfectly fine to use the taco seasoning for when you make 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, of course, you can tailor this list of ingredients to fit your personal preferences, adding more or less of something where appropriate.
Start with some paprika.
Then add some ground cumin and oregano.
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. ;-)
Next, add some coriander and garlic powder.
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.
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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