Homemade Chili Seasoning Recipe

Make an amazing chili recipe that is bursting with flavor with this homemade chili seasoning recipe. A great combination of spices commonly used in chili and most are already in your pantry!

Homemade chili Seasoning spooned out of a mason jar

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I love chili. It’s the ultimate comfort food for me especially in the Fall and Winter months. But I hate buying those pre-mixed seasoning packets at the grocery store! They contain so many preservatives and additives. I started by making my own homemade taco seasoning and I wanted to share my homemade chili seasoning mix with you too!

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Homemade Chili Seasoning Ingredients

The best thing about this recipe is that most of these spices are already in your pantry making this super easy to mix together whenever you’re in the mood for a great pot of chili!

Chili Powder – The taste of chili powder can vary greatly by brand so go with your favorite or change it up and try a dark chili powder or smoked chili powder. Just be sure to taste it first so you know if you need to adjust any other seasonings.

Cumin – Cumin gives the seasoning mix its smokey flavor.

Onion Powder

Homemade Chili Seasoning Ingredients in a wooden bowl.

Cayenne Pepper – This adds spice to the chili seasoning so if you like it spicier add a little extra or if you’re like me and have a ton of kids, reduce the cayenne.

Salt & Black Pepper

How to Make Chili Seasoning From Scratch

I used to be intimidated by making my own seasoning mixes but honestly, it really is just measuring it out and mixing it up. I like to make larger batches of mixes and store them in labeled mason jars to make mealtime easy!

Grab all your ingredients for homemade chili seasoning.

Measure the spices into a small bowl and mix well to combine.

Mixing the spices for making your own chili seasoning from scratch in a wooden mixing bowl.

Either use your homemade chili seasoning in your favorite chili recipe or try it in my Over the Top (Smoked Chili) or store the seasoning mix in an airtight container such as a mason jar for up to 10 months!

Chili Seasoning Variations and Tips

If you want a bit of a spicier kick to your chili, add a 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes to your homemade chili seasoning.

For a sweeter flavor, add a teaspoon of sugar.

For a bolder, stronger chili flavor, add another tablespoon of chili powder.

A mason jar filled with chili seasoning made from scratch.

Learn more about making your own spice blends on this post! There are a few additional recipes there plus I have a recipe for homemade taco seasoning as well as homemade pumpkin pie spice.

Chili seasoning being measured from a mason jar

Homemade Chili Seasoning

By: April
Make an amazing chili that is bursting with flavor with this homemade chili seasoning!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 Tablespoons
Calories 110 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a small dish or bowl and mix well.
  • Use immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 10 months.

Notes

  1. For a spicier chili, add a 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes to your chili seasoning.
  2. For a sweeter taste, add a teaspoon of sugar.
  3. For a bolder chili flavor, add an additional tablespoon of chili powder.
Nutrition 110 kcal
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Conclusion

Making homemade spice mixes is as easy as it sounds – just grab your seasonings, many of which you probably already have, and mix up a batch of homemade chili seasoning! It will make your favorite chili burst with flavor!

About the Author

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Hey! I'm April, the owner of Chaos & Wine!

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