Homemade spices are so easy to make. I can’t believe I was buying these in the store already mixed. Homemade chili powder mix can be made by combining a couple of spices and herbs you have in the pantry. I also find that when I make them myself it is easy to adjust the amount to cater to my family’s tastebuds. For example, we really like garlic, so in our chili I tend to add a lot more garlic! If you want to learn how to grow your own herbs and spices and make them yourself from scratch, check out some posts below the recipe.
Reasons to make your own homemade chili powder mix…
- Obnoxious or unnecessary ingredients: the store bought kind contain ingredients other than what may be necessary. I found wheat flour in one popular ingredient list. I don’t see a need for that.
- Food allergies and diets: you can easily leave out that wheat flour (or other ingredients) if you are avoiding it or allergic!
- It may be cheaper to make your own mixes. It will depend on the price you pay at the checkout for your individual spices and herbs, but why pay for someone to mix them for you?
Where to get bulk spices?
I used to work in a grocery store. I had to order spices for the deli to cook with. I mostly ordered them from a company called Frontier. They offer Organic, bulk herbs and spices usually for a pretty fair price. Frontier sells their herbs and spices on Amazon. I love shopping on Amazon, who doesn’t? It is quick and easy, and I love that I can buy spices in bulk. This makes mixing my own spices so much easier! Below, I included affiliate links to Amazon directly to the Frontier Products.
Homemade Chili Powder Mix Recipe:
Watch out… Affiliate links ahead! See disclaimer. Not all products linked are organic.
- 1 tbsp. cumin
- 1 tbsp. garlic powder
- 1 tbsp. paprika
- 1/4 – 1/2 tbsp. cayenne pepper, according to taste
- 1/2 tbsp onion powder
- 1/4 tbsp. oregano
Well, there you go. Super simple right? I like to make a lot of chili powder at one time. I will quadruple this recipe. We use chili powder a lot. My boys just love chili, which is another super easy and cheap recipe to make. I need to write a cookbook of easy, cheap, and simple kid friendly recipes. That sounds like a great idea right?
Check out these posts on how to grow and preserve your own spices and herbs.
How to Grow Your Own Herbs and Spices
Natural living ideas – 10 Spices You’ll be Amazed You Can Grow at Home
Reader’s Digest – Growing Herbs: The 10 Best for a Home Garden
Spark People – How to Grow Your Own Herbs for Cooking
Apartment Guide – Grow an Indoor Spice Garden
Preserving and making spices and herbs
About – How to dry and store herbs
Honest Food – How to make homemade paprika
Wellness Mama – How to make garlic, onion and chili powder
Getty Stewart – How to make Homemade Cayenne Pepper
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