I like to save a buck. I’m not a minimalist and I don’t cut my own hair. Sometimes I wash my own car, but I’d rather pay someone to do it! So even though I think it’s cool that people make their own laundry detergent, I just don’t have the time. That being said, I do like to make frugal (and healthy!) decisions when possible. So I make my own seasonings instead of buying the premade packets. I know there are some generic brands you can buy for .59 cents, but they are loaded with preservatives, extra salt, and MSG. So why not make my own homemade chili seasoning and leave my body to process what’s natural? Check out how easy it is to make:
Here are the proportions of spices you’ll need to make your own homemade chili seasoning. This is enough for one pot of chili, so if you’d like extra, make a double or triple batch.
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper (this makes a big difference than regular black pepper!)
P.S. Don’t you LOVE these heart shaped measuring spoons?!?! I got them as a gift and smile everytime I use them. They are such an adorable gift to give to someone you love.
Make several portions of this homemade chili seasoning and store it in an airtight container or jar. This is also a great item to give as a gift. For dinner ideas where you can use this homemade chili seasoning, check out my Recipe Index or follow me on Pinterest. If you try this recipe, let me know in the comment section below! Happy cooking y’all!
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp Kosher salt
- ½ tsp freshly ground pepper
- Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.
- Use this single portion in a pot of chili or make several batches and store in an airtight container.