Seasoning Recipe for Chili

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4.68 from 37 votes
This homemade Chili Seasoning Mix recipe has just the right amount of heat and sweetness.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Seasoning Recipe for Chili

Seasoning Recipe for Chili is truly what makes the regular chili sensational. This chili seasoning recipe really brings you chili to life. It is next level good. Perfect for more than just chili, too!

Seasoning Recipe for Chili

This Seasoning Recipe for Chili makes your chili perfect and allows you to control the salt, seasoning and spices to make your perfect chili. This recipe is so much nicer than those chili seasoning packets. The origins of chili are quite mysterious, find out the interesting story here.

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What We Love About This Recipe

Now that you have this seasoning recipe, how do you use it? To make chili using this recipe, add about 2 tablespoons of this chili seasoning mix to each pound of meat (ground beef, turkey etc)in yourfor batch of chili recipe.

  • 5 Minutes to make: Measure and mix and you are done.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Family Friendly: Just a pinch of your favorite spices that you control will help keep you family healthy and happy.
  • Adaptable: Can make it gluten-free, add tomatoes or whatever you like to make the perfect chili.
The basis of every great chili is the perfect Chili Seasoning Mix recipe.  This is the best chili seasoning mix recipe - it's perfectly balanced with heat, sweetness and flavor.

Ingredient Notes for Chili Spice Mix

  • Chili Powder: you will need two tablespoons.
  • Cayenne Pepper, one teaspoon or to taste.
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, 1 teaspoon.
  • Dried Minced Garlic
  • Dried Minced Onion or onion powder
  • Cumin
  • Dried Parsley
  • Salt
  • Dried Basil
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Brown Sugar: Just two teaspoons to add a touch of sweetness. It is one of the secret ingredients in this recipe.

Equipment Needed for Seasoning for Chili

How to Make Chili Spice Blend Recipe

These are the basic steps for making chili seasoning. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: MIX SEASONINGS

First, in a small bowl, mix everything together and then whisk. Lastly, place in an airtight container and label.

Prep and Storage Tips for Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix

HOW TO MAKE THIS SPICES RECIPES AHEAD OF TIME

Really, that is the beauty of this recipe. Make a nice big batch and keep it whenever you need it.

HOW TO STORE THIS SEASONING MIXTURE RECIPE

Store in an airtight container,spice jar or other secure container.

HOW LONG ARE THE HOUSE SPICE GOOD FOR?

This blend should stay good for one to three years. Of course, store spices in a cool, dark cupboard, away from direct heat or sunlight; keep tightly closed when not in use.

Frequently Asked Questions about Chili Seasoning

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Of course, it is easy to make this recipe healthier by replacing the brown sugar with a sugar free substitute and also replace the salt with a salt substitute.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT AMOUNTS?

Indeed, after a lot of research, I have found this recipe is the best, however, you might enjoy as certain spice more, so adjust the recipe to your families taste. Add or adjust ground chilies, smoked paprika, garlic powder, ground cumin and Mexican oregano.

CAN THIS HOMEMADE CHILI SEASONING BLEND RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Yes, however, I suggest making a big batch so that you can use it at a moment notice.

WHAT MAKES THE BEST CHILI WITH THIS HOMEMADE SPICE MIXES?

Balance is key to good chili, therefore, add a little sweet to your hot. This is why brown sugar is added to your chili, but you can also use, carrots or sweet potatoes to add that sweetness.

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Expert Tips for Making This Recipe for Homemade Chili Seasoning Recipe

  • Add Fresh: Grind and dehydrate your own if you have time.
  • Short cut tip: Use in Turkey, chicken or beef chili, just a sprinkle makes everything so flavorful. It is the best secret ingredient.
  • Variation tip: Mix spices to make this your own, such as Mexican Oregano.
  • Gift Giving: Really this is a perfect hostess or housewarming gift.

What to Make with this Chili Seasoning

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Seasoning Recipe for Chili
4.68 from 37 votes

Chili Seasoning Mix Recipe

Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
This homemade Chili Seasoning Mix recipe has just the right amount of heat and sweetness.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in an airtight container.

Expert Tips

Use 2 tablespoons of this seasoning mix for each pound of meat in your chili.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9914mg | Potassium: 925mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 12440IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 225mg | Iron: 13.3mg
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Course: Sauces, Seasonings, Dressings
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili, seasoning

This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

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14 thoughts on “Seasoning Recipe for Chili”

  1. 5 stars
    This was so much more flavorful than my usual chili seasoning packets. I can’t believe how simple it was to toss together. Thank you!

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  2. 5 stars
    I have a pot of chili cooking right now. couldn’t wait to try it with your seasoning mix so my husband and I each sampled the chili. I will definitely be using this recipe instead of those store-bought pots! Thank you for a wonderful recipe!!

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  3. I made this for some stocking stuffers, but I put some Mexican oregano in it. My family is from Texas, and one cannot make real chili without oregano. Such a thing is considered blasphemous or something by my uncles. LOL! Everyone loved it. 😀

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  4. Thank you so much for your porketta seasoning recipe, I lost mine from Minnesota, and wanted this old world taste that I remember.

    Suzy M Oregon

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  5. All the seasonings are fine except the amount of salt — I would decrease to about a 1/2 tsp of salt. Way to salty with 2 teaspoons.

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  6. thank you for all the wonderful homemade spice mix recipes! I love your site.
    Namaste
    elizabeth from Kitchener ON

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    • It should work now. I had to fix something on the back end. Just click on “Go To Recipe” and it should take you there 🙂 Thanks for pointing out the bug to me.

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