Delicious homemade stove-top or crock pot chili is what’s for dinner with this easy to make, from scratch, Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix! Perfectly suited for beef, turkey, and chicken chili as well as any variety of beans you would like to use in a vegan version of bean chili!
I keep this seasoning mix on the mild to medium side for our daughter’s taste, but it can easily be adjusted for your flavor preferences. To keep this chili seasoning mix super mild, omit the crushed red pepper flakes. If you like more heat, add some cayenne pepper (I suggest adjusting the flavor in 1/4 tsp increments of the cayenne pepper).
For a super easy chili using this chili seasoning mix, try our slow cooker three bean and beef chili!
Love making your own spice mixes and avoiding the added preservatives from store bought versions? I sure do!
I have a fantastic garam masala spice blend for curry and so much more! Just because I’m not a huge fan of the spice packs that come packaged with corned beef, I have my own (and much better) corned beef spice blend mix.
Taco seasoning mix is a must-have here in my home as the whim to make tacos comes upon me all the time, and it never fails that I don’t have any packets on hand. And of course, my Grandma Janet’s traditional German gingerbread (lebkuchengewurz) spice blend!
My chili seasoning mix ingredients include chili powder, smoked paprika (or regular paprika), all-purpose flour, coriander, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and crushed red pepper flakes. Note that the smoked paprika is a personal favorite for adding one of those ‘secret ingredient’ flavors to my chili!
Also, if you want to thicken your homemade chili, try using a few tablespoons of cornmeal rather than the standard slurry of cornstarch for an added depth of flavor!
Tip: If you are on a specialty diet (such as keto, paleo, low-carb or gluten-free), tomatoes are a natural thickening agent. Omit the flour and add more tomatoes, then let them cook down to thicken your chili!
Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix
- 2 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 Tbsp smoked paprika (regular paprika will work too)
- 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp ground coriander
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- Measure out all of your individual spices and combine to use in your chili or store in an airtight container for later use. Add salt and pepper, to taste, when making chili.
- Store unused chili seasoning mix in an airtight storage bag or jar, in a darkened cabinet.
**For more 'heat' in your chili, add cayenne pepper. I suggest using 1/4 tsp increments of the cayenne pepper and adding until the desired flavor has been reached.
To thicken your chili:
*Try using a few tablespoons of cornmeal rather than the standard slurry of cornstarch (or additional flour) for an added depth of flavor!
**If you are on a specialty diet (such as keto, paleo, low-carb or gluten-free), tomatoes are a natural thickening agent. Omit the flour and add more tomatoes, then let them cook down to thicken your chili!
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma’s kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!