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Easy Homemade Chili Seasoning

Homemade chili seasoning in a mason jar
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Make your homemade chili seasoning ahead of time so making chili saves you time! This easy chili seasoning is the perfect blend of cumin, cayenne, chili powder and will add a lot of flavor (without excess sodium) to your homemade chili recipes!

One of my favorite memories is being on our traditional family vacations enjoying homemade chili with this Easy Homemade Chili Seasoning.

One of my moms pro tips when we go on our family vacation is to pack seasonings in containers/baggies so she doesn’t have to haul a bunch of different seasonings to the cabin. One of the staple seasonings she’d mix up before we hit the road is this Homemade Chili Seasoning. It makes the prep for the chili that much easier too! 

You might be wondering…

Why not just buy one of those packets from the store? Well, Mom likes to make a lot of things from scratch. Also, making your chili seasoning from scratch is far cheaper than continuing to buy the packets from the store. Plus, my recipe is salt free. (Woo!)

This homemade chili seasoning is great to have in a pinch – so prep it in advance and store with all of your other seasonings. Make sure you label it! (I often make the mistake of prepping seasonings and then forget what they are! haha)

Homemade Chili Seasoning in a wood bowl

This seasoning recipe makes about 1/2 cup seasoning – and the entire seasoning goes in a chili recipe serving about 12-15 people. (I use the 6 1/2 quart slow cooker from Cuisinart). Be sure to store your seasoning blend in an air tight container – I like to use mason jars – and keep with your other spices until ready to use. 

What’s in homemade chili seasoning?

Here is what you’ll need: (9 ingredients)

  • Chili Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cumin
  • Ground Mustard
  • Coriander
  • White pepper
  • Cayenne 

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What else can you use homemade chili seasoning for?

I want to point out that just because this is called easy homemade chili seasoning, that doesn’t mean you have to use it for just chili! It can be used to make roasted veggies (would be delicious on cauliflower), on fish, roasted potatoes/fries, lamb or beef, tacos, casseroles and the list goes on!

What is the ratio of chili seasoning to meat? 

I personally use 4 Tbsp of chili seasoning to 1 lb of meat (lamb, sausage, beef, ground turkey, etc.)


Seasonings for homemade chili seasoning in small glass bowls on a table

Homemade Chili Seasoning in a wood bowl

Easy Homemade Chili Seasoning

Course: Main Course
Keyword: chili, homemade chili seasoning, mealprep
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 Tbsp.
Author: Kroll's Korner

Prep this homemade chili seasoning for the next time you make chili from scratch! 9 simple seasonings you probably already have on hand - and it's sodium free!



  • 2 Tbsp. Chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Cayenne
  • 1 Tbsp. Coriander
  • 1 Tbsp. Cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp. ground mustard
  • 1/2 Tbsp. white pepper


  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Store in an airtight container until ready to use! Makes ~8 Tbsp. or 1/2 cup of seasoning. 

Recipe Notes

  • Be sure to check your chili seasoning bottle - most have sodium added! Look for salt free!

Do you like to make your own seasonings? What other seasonings or sauces do you prefer to make instead of buy?! Let me know in the comments below!

I’d love to see what you made!!

Share it with me on Instagram or Facebook and tag me @krolls_korner or use the hashtag #KrollsKorner!

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    1. Totally understand!! My local grocery stores carry salt free – maybe ask next time you go if you can’t find it?! 🙂 Also – AMAZON hooks it up!

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