Homemade chili seasoning made with only six ingredients that you might have in your pantry right now. This recipe will replace your seasoning packet in recipes like my simple chili recipe.
For years I have bought the McCormick chili seasoning packet without thinking anything about it. It was just part of the recipe that I used month after month in the winter. However, a few months ago my father-n-law visited and I quickly found that my favorite chili seasoning had gluten in it. That doesn’t work for someone who is gluten free.
My first question was – why gluten? And then what is this other stuff? I’m all for convenience but when I really looked into chili seasoning it really isn’t that big of a deal to pull your own ingredients together. In fact, I make it bulk so I can just grab a few tablespoons every time I make chili.
Chili Seasoning Ingredients
There are six basic ingredients to chili seasoning.
- chili powder
- garlic powder
- onion powder
You can add cayenne pepper to up the spicy but with two young boys, I leave it out completely.
What is chili seasoning?
Chili seasoning is a mixture of spices that give chili it’s flavor. By combining different pantry ingredients you’ll get great tasting chili every single time.
How to make homemade chili seasoning.
Combine all ingredients and stir. That’s it! When you’re ready to make your chili you’ll add 2 tablespoons per chili seasoning packet that the recipe calls for.
I’m never going back to the packets. Making my own is better and easier. The flavors were deeper and I felt good about what I was putting into the chili. I hope you love this chili seasoning as much as our family has! Enjoy!
Chili Seasoning FAQ
How do you spice up the chili seasoning? Adding cayenne pepper will up the spiciness of your chili.
Is chili powder the same thing as chili seasoning? No chili powder is just one of the spices needed to make good chili seasoning.
What do you put on top of chili? Since we’re on the topic of making chili taste good. You can add sour cream, cheese, green onions and crackers to top your chili.
How much chili seasoning do I put into my chili? Per chili seasoning packet, you’ll put two tablespoons of this chili seasoning. If you’re recipe doesn’t call for a chili seasoning pack then you can add one tablespoon and then more to taste.
More Kitchen Tips
Homemade Chili Seasoning
- 4 Tablespoons chili powder
- 4 teaspoons cumin
- 1 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 4 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Combine all ingredients and store in airtight container or jar.
- Two tablespoons of this chili seasoning will replace one chili seasoning packet.
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Comments & Reviews
I am loving not only the food recipes but the seasonings recipes. I have made the homemade chili seasoning and homemade dry onion soup mix. Great to have season mixes that do not have any preservatives in them.
Agree! I’m using the seasoning tonight in chili. Nice to have on hand and adjust to our tastes.
Yes!!! This is really good!! So happy I found it. Thanks 🙂
I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I use it all the time as well for my family.
Can you post what brand of chili seasoning you used in this recipe. There are so many different kinds. I am trying to find a copy cat for the original McCormick recipe but they have changed the recipe. Just saying use chili seasoning without specifying what kind is kind of misleading as you are making chili seasoning but you are using “chili” powder mod making the chili powder
I made this seasoning recipe exactly as specified. 4 teaspoons of salt should have been a red flag, but I followed it. I had to toss the chili, way to salty.
Hi! As the recipe states, you only use 2 Tablespoons of mix to replace 1 chili seasoning packet.
You made the recipe, used too much of the resulting seasoning, and then rated the recipe 1 star because of your mistake? Am I reading that correctly?