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Easy Homemade Chili Seasoning

Beef & Pork  |  Published on Oct 2, 2018  |  Last modified on Sep 19, 2019

Homemade chili seasoning in a mason jar

This homemade chili seasoning will add a lot of flavor to your homemade chili recipes, minus the excess sodium most chili seasoning blends have!

Homemade chili seasoning recipe

One of my favorite memories is being on our traditional family vacations enjoying homemade chili with this homemade chili seasoning mix.

One of my mom’s pro tips when we go on family vacations 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! 

Why not just buy one of those packets from the store, you ask? 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. And make sure you label it! (I often make the mistake of prepping seasonings and then forget what they are).

Homemade Chili Seasoning in a wood bowl

Chili seasoning ingredients

You’ll need just 9 simple chili spices to make this chili seasoning mix. Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe:

  • Chili powder
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cumin
  • Ground mustard
  • Coriander
  • White pepper
  • Cayenne 

How to make chili seasoning

Simply stir all the ingredients together, then transfer to an airtight container. This seasoning recipe makes about 1/2 cup seasoning, and the entire seasoning goes into a slow cooker chili recipe serving about 12-15 people.

How to use this chili seasoning

I personally use 4 tablespoons of chili seasoning for every 1 pound of meat (lamb, sausage, beef, ground turkey, etc.). Play around with your meat to seasoning ratio to find what you like best.

Ways to use chili seasoning

I want to point out that just because this is called chili seasoning it 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!

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

Tips for the best chili seasoning

This homemade chili seasoning is fairly flexible. If you prefer spicier soups and stews, add a little more cayenne than the recipe calls for. If you prefer less spice, scale it back a bit, and so on.

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. 

If stored properly, this chili seasoning mix will last for months. You’re welcome to double or even triple this recipe if you know you’ll go through it quickly.

More homemade chili recipes:

Homemade Chili Seasoning in a wood bowl

Easy Homemade Chili Seasoning

This homemade chili seasoning will add a lot of flavor to your homemade chili recipes, minus the excess sodium most chili seasoning blends have!
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Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 Tbsp.
Author: Tawnie Kroll


  • 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


  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Store in an airtight container until ready to use! Makes ~8 Tbsp. or 1/2 cup of seasoning. 
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*Read through the ingredients list to make sure you’re buying salt-free chili powder. 


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!!

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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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