Homemade Chili Seasoning Blend

It's the first day of Fall and the days are finally cooling off.  The leaves are starting to turn, my son's football games are in full swing, and I'm craving a big bowl of chili!

Of course, every delicious bowl of chili starts with a great chili seasoning. With many of us watching our sodium intake, I reduced the amount of sodium (2000mg) and "Flipped" my chili seasoning to be much healthier than the original recipe!

I love the flexibility of adding and adjusting spices in homemade blends.  For example, if you're wanting to give your chili a unique and mysterious flavor, add a half a teaspoon of cinnamon to your blend.  If you want a deep rich flavor, add a one or two tablespoons of cocoa powder.  I know there's so many great tips for making chili.  I'd love to see yours posted!

This healthier Chili Seasoning Blend is great to make a college student for those easy "one pot" meals.  They'll love you for it!!  It's also perfect for small Christmas and hostess gifts.  I put mine in small air-tight jars, add a ribbon, and attach my favorite recipe card.
Don't spend money at the grocery store for "loaded with sodium" chili seasoning packets...you probably have all or most of the spices to make an incredible homemade chili seasoning in your pantry!  Enjoy.

Servings: 7  Serving size: 2 tbsp  Calories: 22  Fat: 0g  Carbs: 4g  Fiber: 1g  Protein: 0g  Sugar: 1g  Sodium: 696mg                         Old Points: 0      Points+: 0


  • 5 tbsp Chili Powder (I LOVE Pendery's Top Hat Chile Blend...incredible!)
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 3 tbsp dried minced Onion
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tsp dried Oregano
  • 2 tsp Paprika (I always used smoked)
  • 2 tbsp ground Cumin
  • 2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp Black Pepper


  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine all of the above.  Mix well.
  2. For Chili: Use 2 tbsp of mix per pound of beef.  
  3. Store in a air-tight container for up to a year.

***I use Masa (corn flour) to thicken my Chili.  Masa stores well in freezer.



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