Homemade Chili Seasoning Recipe

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Nothing tastes better than homemade. This is true even with seasoning. This homemade chili seasoning recipe makes a much better seasoning mix than anything you can buy in the store.

Want a delicious recipe to use this homemade chili seasoning recipe, it is the perfect seasoning mix for Instant Pot Three Bean Chili Recipe

chili seasoning in a tablespoon

Homemade Chili Seasoning Recipe

Chili seasoning can be used for so many recipes and so much more than just chili. Use it to top chicken or add to pasta. Add it to means or rice. No matter how you use this seasoning, you will never want to buy chili seasoning in a packer ever again.


  • Ground cumin
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Mild red chile powder or sweet paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Ground black pepper
  • Salt
  • Dried oregano

Homemade Chili Seasoning Recipe

How to Make Chili Seasoning Recipe

In a bowl or the container, you will be storing the spice mix in, combine all of the ingredients. Stir or shake everything it is well combined. Adjust the spices to your personal preferences.

Homemade Chili Seasoning Recipe

Store the spice mix in an airtight container. You want to keep the container in a cool and dark place. It will stay fresh with the most powerful flavor and aromas for up to a month. After a month, it is still good and can be used but it looses some of its potency.

Homemade Chili Seasoning in a bowl

Why Make Homemade Chili Seasoning

When you make your own seasoning mix you know what it is in it and it fits your tastes. No more MGS or overly salty or mixes filled with preservatives and cheap ingredients. Making your own chili mix at home is super easy and much healthier.

Can the Chili Seasoning be Made in a Larger Batch

This recipe makes about a 1/4 cup of seasoning. You can double or triple this recipe easy to make a larger batch so you always have some on hand.

Can I Adjust the Pepper in This Chili Seasoning?

The cayenne pepper and red chili powder in this chili seasoning is what gives the heat to the seasoning. If you like more or less pepper in your chili seasoning, you can adjust the cayenne pepper.

How do I Store Homemade Spice Blends?

You want to store this homemade spice blend in an airtight container. I like to reuse small jars or small mason jars to store the spices. You can also store them in small closeable bags like a sandwich bag.

Homemade Chili Seasoning Recipe

Homemade Chili Seasoning Recipe
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Homemade Chili Seasoning Recipe

No more MGS or overly salty or mixes filled with preservatives and cheap ingredients. Making your own chili mix at home is super easy and much healthier. This spice mix can of course be used to make chili con carne or you can also sprinkle it over filling for tacos or use it as a rub for meats and veggies.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 5 minutes


  • 1.5 Tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ Tablespoon mild red chile powder or sweet paprika for milder mix
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt can omit if desired
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano


  • You can either put all of the spices into a small bowl or into a jar in which you’ll be storing the mix, then stir or shake until everything is well combined. If you’d like to taste the mix then you can adjust any of the seasoning to your taste.
  • Store in an airtight container in a dark and cool place. It’ll stay fresh for a month or so and while it won’t go bad, ground spices tend to loose their flavors and aromas.

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Feel free to double or triple the ingredients for larger batches.


Homemade Chili Seasoning

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2 comments on “Homemade Chili Seasoning Recipe”

  1. Also your 3 bean chili recipe has 2T of chili powder and 1T of cumin, which seems like a more reasonable ratio. I think you definitely need to check the numbers on this chili seasoning. Thanks!

  2. It’s a recipe for chili… but 3x as much cumin as chili powder, and chili powder is “optional” and can be replaced with paprika? could these be typos?