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Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix

Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix – stock your spice cupboard with this simple DIY blend for adding to all your favorite chili recipes!  Budget friendly and healthier than the store bought packets!

Cooler fall weather is right around the corner and you know what that means…chili season!  Get a jump start on all your favorite chili recipes by making a batch of this Homemade Chili Seasoning Blend!

I absolutely love chili…traditional, white, chicken, beef, you name it.  I love to create new versions and this blend works in all of them!  You’ll only need some basic pantry spices to make this homemade seasoning.

This mix is versatile enough for adding to your favorite game day chili recipes (try my Best Instant Pot Chili recipe!) and is super simple to prepare with a few basic spices.  Rather than use store bought packets or measure out spices every time, whip up this blend to have on hand.  It makes a good amount that can be stored in your spice cupboard for multiple recipes.

Because I love time saving techniques in the kitchen, I created this recipe along with several other spice mix blends.  Instead of measuring out individual spices for every recipe, I stock up on larger quantities of homemade spice mixes.  It’s so simple and super convenient!  Get your kids involved too and let them do the measuring and mixing!  Try this Homemade Chili Seasoning in my Crockpot Whole30 Chili or this Slow Cooker Quinoa & Bean Chili and enjoy!

How to Make Your Own Spice Mix Blends

Start by stocking up on basic spices in bulk.  Order online on Amazon or Thrive Market or check your local Costco.  Your local dollar store is also a great resource if you’re on a budget.

Gather up your recipes and supplies – spices, mason jars, measuring spoons, and labels.

Measure and mix!

Store in a tightly sealed container and give the mix a stir each time before using.

Chili Seasoning Mix

Only basic pantry spices are needed to make this versatile chili seasoning, with chili powder and cumin making up the base of the blend.  Garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper round out the ingredients.  Cayenne pepper is also a great addition if you like a spicier chili seasoning.  I love the taste of smoked paprika in this recipe, but regular paprika works well too.

Other Ways to Use Chili Seasoning

Sprinkle on potatoes before roasting for chili roasted potatoes.

Add to meat or marinades before grilling.

Add to other tomato-based or vegetable soups for a flavor boost.  I love to add a couple teaspoons to my Instant Pot Hamburger Soup!

Use in place of taco seasoning if needed.  Chili seasoning and taco seasoning contain many of the same spices, just in different ratios.  They have slightly different flavor profiles, but can be substituted for one another in a pinch!

homemade chili seasoning mix

homemade chili seasoning mix

homemade chili seasoning mix

Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix

Homemade Chili Seasoning Blend - stock your spice cupboard with this simple DIY blend for adding to all your favorite chili recipes!
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili, cleaneating, keto, mealprep, paleo, spices
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 15 tablespoons
Calories: 20kcal



  • Combine all spices together in a bowl and whisk together.
  • Store in an air tight container.
Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Sodium: 357mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 1265IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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homemade chili seasoning mix



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    September 30, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    5 stars
    Worth the 5 minutes- I use it all the time!

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    September 30, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    5 stars
    Very convenient so you do not have to measure out for every recipe.

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    September 30, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    5 stars
    Good blend of seasonings!

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    September 30, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    5 stars

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    Nick Jorgensen
    November 23, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    5 stars
    Never, ever going back to those (admittedly convenient) little pouches. I tweaked this a little, using a mix of California and ancho chili powders and adding about a teaspoon of chipotle powder for a little extra smoky pizzazz. Thanks for posting this and helping to make the world a better place, one pot of chili at a time…

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      November 27, 2019 at 12:30 am

      Thanks so much! And I LOVE your suggestions for extra smoky pizzazz!

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    Alexya Zinda
    February 26, 2020 at 2:59 pm

    My family likes to use the little seasoning pouches that you can buy in the grocery stores, but I got stuck with making dinner tonight and I wanted to make everything myself, seasoning included. So I used this recipe and OH MY GOSH THEY LOVED IT!!! Thanks for this recipe because I’m pretty sure they’re going to want little jars for the holidays

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