Homemade Chili Seasoning

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Throw out the store bought packet! Making your own homemade chili seasoning is so easy to do! This chili seasoning mix is healthy and gluten free!

picture of spices for chili seasoning in a flat white bowl

It never used to fail me. I’d be in the middle of making something that needed a seasoning packet such as chili or tacos, and I’d realize that I didn’t have a seasoning packet in the pantry.

A few years ago I was making fajitas and went to Pinterest to find a fajita seasoning recipe. It was so easy to make and I had all the ingredients on hand and it tasted great! This is when I started making my own seasoning mixes at home and using them instead of store-bought mixes.

Is Taco Seasoning the same as Chili Seasoning?

I know it may seem like you can use taco seasoning and chili seasoning interchangeably, but I don’t recommend it.

Chili seasoning has more chili powder in it and even though a lot of the other spices used are similar, the emphasis on the chili powder may not give you the flavor you’d like for taco seasoning.

In the colder months we have chili a lot. Usually once or twice a week to be honest.

Chili is such an easy meal to prepare and it always makes for good leftovers! It’s easy to double the batch as well!

What spices to add to Chili?

This recipe calls for

  • Chili Powder
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Salt
  • Brown Sugar
a layout of all the spices included in the chili seasoning recipe

How do you store homemade seasonings?

I store all of my homemade seasonings in an airtight mason jar. Then I use my label maker and mark what each jar is so I know what each one is.

Mason jar filled with chili seasoning and a 2 Tbs spoon

When I run out it’s easy to mix more together because I usually have all the spices on hand that each seasoning mix needs.

If you are looking for a yummy chili recipe to add the seasoning to check out my Slow Cooker Turkey Chili!

Homemade Chili Seasoning

Throw out the store bought packet! Making your own homemade chili seasoning is so easy to do! This chili seasoning mix is healthy and gluten free!
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picture of spices in a white flat bowl
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:0 minutes


  • 4 TBS Chili Powder
  • 2 TBS Cumin
  • 1 TBS Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1 TBS Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt


  • Combine all spices in a bowl and mix together well.
  • Store in an airtight container and label "chili seasoning".


  • Spices don’t actually “expire” but I recommend using within 2 years if it is stored in a cool, dry place and an air-tight container.
  • When using the chili seasoning in a recipe, I generally use 2 Tablespoons.


Serving: 2TBS | Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2882mg | Potassium: 1034mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 13088IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 15mg
Servings: 4
Calories: 219kcal

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