Wednesday, November 27, 2013

DIY Chili Seasoning

Becca here with a cold weather pantry staple!  The chilly air has just started to blow into our area this week, making me want to make all of our favorite soups, stews, and cornbread.  This is a great item to keep mixed up in your spice cabinet to make throwing a pot of chili together a breeze.  It has a great strong traditional chili flavor.  I usually add it to ground meat, lots of beans, and tomatoes.  Best of all, it uses items you likely have in your spice cabinet, and costs less per ounce than the chili seasoning packets.  Plus, it has no unsavory ingredients (like the silicon dioxide that most seasoning packets contain).  The amount that you use will depend on how much chili you're making and the flavor of the ingredients you're adding to it, but I would start with 2 Tablespoons and add more to taste.  You can always add more, but can't take it back out!  Enjoy!

DIY Chili Seasoning

8 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 Tablespoons dried onion powder
2 Tablespoons granulated garlic
4 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons cumin
4 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoons ground black pepper

Combine all in airtight container.  Stir (or shake :) to combine.

Start with adding 2 Tablespoons to your chili mixture, add more to taste!  Store in airtight container.

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