In minutes you can make a homemade chili seasoning that’ll add noticeable flavor to your chili. This chili seasoning has a secret ingredient to make it extra good! Make the best chili yet with this delicious chili seasoning.
This Homemade Tasty & Spicy Chili Seasoning is smoky, a little spicy and flavorful to boost your chili flavoring. Making your own chili seasoning is so easy and adds more flavor to chili while removing the processed taste of seasonings packets. The first time I made my own chili seasoning, I was amazed at how much better my chili tasted and have been making my own ever since!
The difference is notable and it only takes minutes to prepare enough for the whole winter. Fresh seasonings will make any chili taste better. Plus, it is much cheaper than buying just two tablespoons you’d find in a seasonings packet.
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Chili is great game day food. Impress your football fans with yummy chili that you can serve right from your slow cooker.
This Homemade Tasty & Spicy Chili Seasoning is the seasoning recipe I use in my popular Loaded Slow Cooker Chili recipe. It has ground beef, rainbow bell peppers, black banes, kidney beans, corn, chiles, tomatoes and all the seasonings below along with a little honey to give it some natural sweetness.
This chili tastes great with Easy Corn Spoonbread using Jiffy Muffin Mix with the addition of creamed corn and whole kernel corn.
How to Make Homemade Spicy Chili Seasoning
*Full printable recipe is at the bottom of this post.
Cinnamon is a great flavoring to ground beef. It is used often in Greek recipes and I can see why. You’re not going to use a lot though.
See the 3-batch (batch size: 3-3.5 lbs of ground beef) quantity in the recipe notes below.
ground cayenne pepper
You can add more or less of the salt and cayenne pepper. If you like more garlic, add it! This is your rodeo!
-Use this chili seasoning recipe in any recipe you choose. It works well with ground turkey and meatloaf mix which, is ground beef, veal and pork.
-Make six times this recipe to make six 16 oz. jars and give to chili lovers as gifts. They’d be great put in a basket with a wooden spoon, dried beans, colorful chili bowls, and a chili pepper kitchen towel. Or give them a programmable Crock Pot too. I love themed gifts.
-Make this chili recipe, chili seasonings recipe and corn spoon bread and freeze the chili in single serving bowls for hungry kids and hubby.
When you want a better tasting chili, start with fresher seasonings. Although it can be tempting to buy chili seasoning packets for convenience, it’s cheaper and better to mix together your own recipe and even customize it. Use this recipe of seasonings and watch your pot of chili recipe go from good to great in minutes!
Homemade Spicy Chili Seasoning
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt or to taste
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper or to taste
- In a medium bowl, add all ingredients and stir until well combined. Store in an emptied seasoning bottle or a 16 oz. glass jar with metal lid.
Three Batch Quantity Ingredients:This recipe makes three batches of chili using 3-3.5 lbs of ground beef for each batch. Add about 3.5 tbsp of chili seasoning to one batch of chili (3-3.5 lbs ground beef.) Yields 2/3 cup of chili seasoning. 6 tbsp chili powder
2 tbsp ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1 tbsp each garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and oregano
- First, carefully measure the ingredients and place in a medium bowl.
- Next, stir seasonings until well combined. Store in an emptied seasoning bottle or a 16 oz. glass jar with metal lid in a cool, dry place.