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. That’s 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 the 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.

Do all chili seasonings have to be the same?

No they don’t! As a matter of fact, a lot of people out there like to tailor their homemade chili seasonings to their own specific tastes. Some like it spicier, so they are heavy-handed with the cayenne. Other’s can’t get enough of that smokey taste, so they add extra paprika. The recipe we created steers more towards a traditional chili seasoning. Nothing is overpowering the other and you get a great overall smooth chili 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 fully combined.

Store in a resealable container for use!

Best Chili Seasoning Ingredients

What can I use this seasoning in?

~ Southern Homemade Chili

~ Layered Chili Dip

~ Morning eggs with cheese and sausage

~ Chili Taco Nachos

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 😉

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Best Chili Seasoning
Yield: 3/4 cup

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.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 45Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2561mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 4gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

(Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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