Do you want to learn how to make chili seasoning at home? Whether you love spicy food or not, this chili seasoning mix will help you create a variety of dishes for both simple and special occasions. It’s versatile enough that it’s not limited to ground beef either! Best of all, learning this easy chili recipe will help you create your own blend of seasoning to suit your family’s taste. Start learning this chili seasoning recipe, so you can make every family meal more flavorful.
Homemade Chili Seasoning Recipe to Spice up Any Dish
Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Chili Seasoning:
The first thing you need to do is prepare the ingredients for this recipe. Whether you grow these ingredients in your backyard or buy them from a store, be sure to have them on hand. Below is the list of herbs and spices you’ll need to gather so you can get started:
- 6 tsp. chili powder
- 4 tsp. cumin, ground
- 3 tsp. sugar
- 2 tsp. basil, dried and ground
- 2 tbsp. red pepper, crushed
- 1/2 tsp. black pepper, crushed
- 2 tbsp. onion, dried and chopped (or use onion powder)
- 2 tbsp. garlic, dried and chopped (or use garlic powder)
- 3 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. oregano
- Optional: cayenne pepper for more heat!
Step 1: Mix ’em Up
Upon gathering your ingredients, it’s time to put this chili seasoning mix recipe together! This recipe takes no more than 10 minutes to prepare and with some beans, beef, and diced tomatoes thrown in the slow cooker, you’ve got the bones for a banging Mexican-themed dinner tonight! Or how about using this homemade mix to season some chicken, if you’re craving chicken chili or homemade tacos?
Regardless, here’s what you’ll want to do: In a bowl, mix 6 tsp. chili powder, 4 tsp. ground cumin, 3 tsp. salt, 3 tsp. sugar, 2 tsp. dried and ground basil, 2 tbsp. crushed red pepper, 1/2 tsp. crushed black pepper, 2 tbsp. dried and chopped onion, and 2 tbsp. dried and chopped garlic. Stir the mixture and blend well.
Step 2: Store Properly
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Be sure to store the seasoning in an airtight container away from heat and moisture to preserve its freshness. Unlike store-bought mixes, you’ll notice your blend has no anti-caking ingredients or preservatives. While this chili seasoning may last up to a year, for the best flavor, consume within six months.
Step 3: Sprinkle It on Your Dishes
What makes your chili seasoning so special is the spices you put together. If you often make spicy dishes for your family or for yourself, then creating a homemade chili seasoning is one of the best decisions you can make. After making your own chili seasoning, it’s time to sprinkle it on your dishes and feel that spicy kick.
Note: If you’re a spicy food lover, then you can always add red pepper flakes to your chili seasoning. If, on the other hand, you think the pepper is too much for your taste buds, simply reduce the amount.
Learning the basics of this chili seasoning recipe is fun and easy. If you want to learn another way to make this recipe, watch this video by TheOfficialHungry:
Serving food with homemade chili seasoning makes a big difference. This spice can bring every meal to a whole other level, which goes to show that learning how to make a chili seasoning recipe is essential for anyone who loves to eat and cook. Getting to know this recipe won’t just spice up your dishes, it’ll also spice up your kitchen life.
Do you have your own chili seasoning recipe at home? Feel free to share it with us in the comments below!
Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on November 29, 2017 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.