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Best Chili Seasoning

Super simple homemade chili seasoning is a pantry must-have. Most spice cabinets hold the common ingredients to this DIY seasoning. Instead of always reaching for the packet-form for your homemade chili, create our best chili seasoning recipe seasoning! Fall is around the corner so hop on it! 😉

Best Chili Seasoning

When fall decides to show itself here in the panhandle of Florida, we are so ready. Cooler mornings and evenings allow for the doors to be open and fresh air to circulate. Thats about the time we start cooking all of our delicious soups and comfort casseroles. We go through our southern homemade chili frequently and this seasoning is a must-have. It is so nice to know exactly what I’m throwing in my big pot of southern goodness, and that fact that it’s so easy to whip up doesn’t hurt either!

How is chili seasoning different from taco seasoning?

Chili seasoning and taco seasoning can be fairly similar. They both typically range from 5-8 ingredients. The primary difference between the two is that chili seasoning will have a higher concentration of chili powder and paprika. Taco seasoning will most likely have a higher amount of cumin. When in a pinch, you can use these two spices interchangeably with only a subtle difference in taste.

Ingredients for the Best Chili Seasoning:

Best Chili Seasoning

How to make this seasoning:

Measure out all of your ingredients and place in a bowl.

Next, mix until full combined.

Store in a resealable container for use!

Best Chili Seasoning Ingredients

I never realized how much sodium was packed into most of those little packs of pre-made seasonings you find at the store. Since we cook our chili with sausage, (which has plenty of salt already), we have a separate container with this blend minus the salt. It is super easy to vary this recipe for your specific health needs and tastes! Don’t be afraid to take recipes and tailor them specifically for yourself 😉

Best Chili Seasoning

Best Chili Seasoning

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  1. Measure out all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Stir to combine.
  3. Store in an air tight container.

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