Homemade Chili Seasoning

Homemade Chili Seasoning-Save Money, Live Joyfully

One of my family’s favorite meals is Chili. When I  want to throw a big batch into the crock pot, I use this recipe, but sometimes our chili is a last minute “I-have-everything-on-hand-and-it’s-already-5pm” meal, so we also have a Quick Chili recipe. Our Quick Chili recipe (coming on a later post) calls for Chili Seasoning, but I never cared much for the packets, so I make a big batch of my own to keep on hand. I store the seasoning in a glass jar, and use only a couple of tablespoons at a time, so it lasts a while! It’s not gluten free, but the flour helps thicken up the chili, which makes for a really nice texture and gives it a wonderful flavor!

Chili Seasoning
(adapted from Allrecipes)

  • 1/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 4 teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Minced Onion
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

In a bowl, stir together all ingredients until well combined. Store in an airtight container, preferably a glass jar.

To Use:
1 lb Ground Beef=1 TBS seasoning for mild, 1.5 TBS for a little kick, 2 TBS for spicy
2 lb Ground Beef=2 TBS seasoning for mild, 2.5 TBS for a little kick, 3 TBS for spicy

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4 thoughts on “Homemade Chili Seasoning

    1. My first thought would be cornstarch, but you could probably omit it all together. It just wouldn’t be as thick, but most GF people I know use Taco Seasoning instead of Chili Seasoning for that reason, so I’m sure you could just not add it :)

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