I’m no fan of those little pre-packaged bags of seasonings. Gravy-mix packets, guacamole-packets, taco-seasoning packets, grill season packets, ranch dip packets, stir-fry seasoning packets… you get the point. One of the first things I saw right away when we radically changed our diet 5 years ago was that I needed my own seasonings! Particularly a Mexican seasoning. So I set out to create a mix that worked for us.
I’ve intentionally left out all the spicy-spices from this recipe, since my driving force for this website is families, which means children, which means no hot stuff. Unless of course you have a “the-spicier-the-better” family, in which case it is easy to add to this base to customize it just how you want it. One more reason why homemade seasoning is the only way to go.
To make this seasoning spicier, add; crushed red pepper, cayenne pepper, and/or black pepper. I would recommend starting with 1/2 tsp increments of each until you get it just right.
Homemade Chili Seasoning
Make homemade seasoning in batches and store for convenient use with any meal.
- 2 tbsp Chili Powder
- 1 tbsp Onion Powder
- 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- 2 tsp Cumin
- 2 tsp Parsley
- 2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Basil
Store in an air tight container. In or out of the refrigerator.
Use as needed in your favorite recipes as a replacement for store bought seasoning packets.