This chili powder spice mix is a wonderful recipe to have in your favorite recipe collection. Such a great combination of seasonings that I have in my pantry.
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Homemade Seasoning Mixes
Never run out of a spice mix again. That is if you keep a few seasonings in your pantry. I do and I love being able to make a wide variety of my own seasoning mixes. This chili powder is no exception.
This chili recipe can be made with a packet of chili seasoning or your own chili seasoning mix. If you love having chili when the colder months roll around like my family does, you will be making this recipe a lot. It is our family favorite.
The only thing we argue about is noodles or no noodles and how many noodles. We just try and are not able to please everyone. We can try though!
So good, with just the right amount of heat!
However, this chili powder can be used in a wide variety of recipes. Chili just happens to be our favorite.
Storing Seasoning Mixes
In general, any seasoning mix that you make will keep for 6 months and possibly up to a year. Store the spice blends in clean containers that have a good seal. Make sure to label the container with both the name of the mix and date.
Use Pantry Ingredients to Make Your Chili Powder Spice Mix
Making your own chili powder couldn’t be easier. I just takes minutes to measure and mix the ingredients. Make extra and store some for later.
Once you start making your own and realize how easy it is to adjust the ingredients to your taste buds, you may never go back to purchasing seasoning packets.
If you have these ingredients in your pantry right now, you can make this chili powder mix.
- Chili Powder and/or Cayenne
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Dried Oregano
If you will be making a good amount of this that you will be storing, you may want to consider adding a teaspoon of corn starch. That will help the ingredients not cake together.
The reason I mentioned Chili Powder and/or Cayenne. Myself, I like mine with just chili powder; however, my daughter likes her spice mix a bit bolder. Therefore, she adds 1 teaspoon of the cayenne powder. This provides just the right amount of punch that she likes in her chili.
Determining How Much Spice Mix to Use
As a general rule of thumb, I start with 1-2 teaspoons of the taco seasoning mix. Use a clean teaspoon and taste the recipe. Add more as needed. However, when making a large pot of chili, I generally add 6-8 teaspoons to start.
The reason I say start with a few teaspoons first; once you add too much of any seasoning, it is very hard to undo. Therefore, start small and continue to add the seasoning until it is just right for you.
No-Salt Chili Powder Mix Recipe
The packet of chili powder that I normally purchase contains salt. If you are a person that just wants to reduce your sodium intake or must reduce it, this recipe is for you. If you notice, this seasoning mix does not contain any salt. However, if you prefer to add salt, that is an option available to you.
Chili Powder Spice Mix
- 4 Tablespoons Paprika
- 2 Tablespoons Ground Cumin
- 4 Teaspoons Chili Powder
- 4 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
- 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
- 2 Teaspoons Dried Oregano
- 1 Teaspoon Cayenne Optional
- Mix all of the ingredients together.
- Use a funnel to pour into an air-tight storage container. This will help make less mess.
- Label and store up to 6 months.
- Use 1-2 teaspoons at a time for recipes. Adjust as needed.
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