We love chili. We have been eating chili and nacho cheese, hot dogs lately. Not the healthiest food ever, but it sure is good. If you are anything like me, when you make meals you don’t want to stand over the stove for longer than you have to. Mixing the seasonings you put into your chili beforehand will save time and money, and maybe even some sweat! That is why I make my own homemade chili seasoning. Speaking of quick and easy chili, I have a great recipe that is super simple if you want to take a look. It is called the Easiest Chili Recipe.
Grow your own herbs and spices and make them from scratch!
Here are a couple of posts on growing herbs and spices, preserving and making your own spices straight from the garden. The recipe for mixing your own chili seasoning is below that.
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
I don’t have enough herbs and spices growing in my tiny garden to make my own yet, so I buy them off of Amazon. I usually use a brand called Frontier. This is a company I used when I was working at a natural food grocery store. They offer bulk, organic and not, with reasonable prices. I will be linking to these products on Amazon for you to check them out if you like. They will be affiliate links!
Homemade Chili Seasoning
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- 2 Tbsp Chili Powder – I mix my own, click to see my recipe (or buy here)
- 2 Tsp Cumin
- 2 Tsp Garlic powder
- 1/4 Tsp Onion powder
- 1 Tsp Salt
- Cayenne pepper, according to taste
- Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl thoroughly.
- Place in a small airtight container.
If making a bulk amount, get a larger airtight container (I have some of these) to hold most of the chili seasoning. Have a smaller container for cooking, and refill with the bigger container. This will ensure less air gets into the big batch. Air will decrease the life of herbs and spices.
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