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Homemade Chili Seasoning —the best blend of dried chilies, cumin, oregano, and aromatic spices to season just about everything including chili!
Chili Seasoning is of course best used for an amazing pot of Homemade Chili but it can be used for so much more. This spice blend has a little kick from dried arbol chilies and a depth of flavor from dark cocoa powder. It most certainly is not your average chili spice.
Homemade chili seasoning ingredients
Ancho chili powder
Chipotle chili powder
Dark cocoa powder
Most of the ingredients for this recipe you will probably have in your pantry. The dried chilies you may not. You can find them in the ethnic section of major markets. They come with a bunch in a bag but you will only need one each. The leftover chilies can be used to make my Tacos Al Pastor or Legendary Orange Taco Sauce!
Instructions and storage
I love grinding spices in my Nutribullet (affil link). It helps to combine the flavors in to a cohesive taste. To make this chili seasoning. Remove the stems and seeds from the dried chilies then add them and all of the spices to a spice grinder or Nutribullet. Grind into a powder. Store in an airtight jar with lid (affil link).
Uses for the chili spice blend
This spice blend is perfect for spicing up Crisp Popcorn, French Fries, and Potatoes Wedged. To use the chili spice blend add 2 tablespoons for every 1 packet of chili seasoning in any recipe. This recipe makes approximate 10 tablespoons of spice mix equivalent to 5 packets of store-bought chili mix.
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The Best Homemade Chili Seasoning
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 1 guajillo chili
- 1 arbol chili
- 1 tbsp dried onion
- 2 tsp ancho chili powder
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp cumin
- 2 tsp oregano
- 2 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp sugar
- 2 tsp dark cocoa powder
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
- 1 tsp black pepper
- Remove the seed and stems from the chilies. Add them and all of the spices to a spice grinder. Grind into a powder. Store in an airtight container with a lid on the pantry shelf.