As the weather turns cooler, we begin to crave warm soups and chili. And with that in mind, I always make sure to make up a big batch of chili seasoning. I like making this big batch of seasoning so it last for several months and I am ready to go any time my crew (or I) want a big bowl of hearty chili.
Why I Make My Own Chili Seasoning
Now I know it may seem easier to just grab that packet at the store and be done with it. I used to be there also. But then I took a look at the ingredients. So much junk! Most seasoning packets contain artificial preservatives, MSG (monosodium glutamate), anti-caking agents and other chemical additives. Yuck! Chili is supposed to be nourishing! But if you are not paying attention to what is in that little seasoning packet, you could be sabotaging that nourishment.
Making a batch of your own chili seasoning take about 10 min and could last you all season. And you can customize it according to your taste. But more so, you can leave out all the chemicals and preservatives. Those spices will be full of flavor and not full of junk.
Steps to Make Your Own Chili Seasoning
I added this to my IG story when I made my last batch. If you want to watch me make it, you can click here.
- 1 Spice or coffee grinder
- 6 dried ancho chili peppers stemmed and seeded
- 3 tbsp oregano
- 4 tbsp paprika
- 3 tbsp coriander
- 2 tbsp chipotle chili powder
- 4 tbsp garlic powder
- 4 tbsp cumin
- 2 tbsp salt
- 1 dash cinnamon powder
- Place all ingredients in a skillet and heat on low until seasonings begin to smoke- being careful not to let them burn, about 5-10 minutes
- Remove from heat and allow to cool
- Place in a grinder and grind until everything is a powder
- Place in an airtight container and store in a cool dry place.