Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix is so easy. Two tablespoons equals one of those packets you buy at the store. Use it in chilies, tacos, casseroles, bean patty mixes and more!
To tell you the truth I can’t remember when there weren’t those little packets ‘for seasoning everything you can think of’ in the grocery store. I do know there didn’t use to be so many of them though.
It seems that the packet section in the grocery store gets bigger and bigger every year. For sure, I think the first was that little box that holds two packets for onion soup mix.
People didn’t buy it for onion soup. They bought it for onion dip. That was a prerequisite for every single party back then – for everyone. It is still packaged the same today.
Somewhere out there, in geniusland, a wise person thought about making an assorted variety of packets for multiple dishes. The first one was probably for chili and probably by Lawry’s.
It’s not just for Chili! Here are some other ideas for adding Chili Seasoning!
- Tofu Scramble – sprinkle a little in while your cooking up a nice warm breakfast.
- French Fries and even Sweet Potato Fries – air-fry up a batch but make sure you’ve added some to the coating.
- Michelada – the next time you make this special Bloody Mary add some seasoning to the salt rim.
- Broccoli – steam up a batch of florets and toss it in dairy free butter, Immediately sprinkle in some seasoning.
- Almond Mayonnaise – don’t forget to add some spicy flavor to the next batch of your homemade cashew or almond spread.
- Rice – I kid you not. Add some tomato, pinto beans and seasoning for a really delicious side dish.
They make a lot of money off of those little packets. A couple of other mixes that I have on the blog are Homemade Taco Seasoning and Homemade Garam Masala Seasoning. It saves so much money to mix your own and they’re pretty too.
Garam Masala is the most expensive of the mixes but it also has ingredients that you probably already have. Here’s a little peak of what it looks like.
Does your to-do list get longer every day? Me too! One thing gets taken off and another two get added. One of the things is that I want to do a type of ranch dressing mix next. Something that can stay vegan and still have the tang of ranch. Something that can be added to lots of recipes just like this one.
Now you can save some more of your money by making your own Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix. It takes no time at all and you can make enough to last a year.
You might want to make more than you think you need because it works with so many kinds of recipes. I love to use it in my bean patties. Go ahead and use it in chilies, tacos, casseroles and more!
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Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix
Homemade Chili Seasoning. Two tablespoons equals one of those packets you buy at the store
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 tablespoons cumin
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- Place all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
No need to freeze because the chili seasoning will keep for about a year.
Just pack in an airtight container and keep out of the bright light.
2 tablespoons equals on of those packets you buy at the store.