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Who doesn’t love a big ole pot of chili during the cool weather? With this homemade chili seasoning mix, you’ll make the best chili around. Making homemade spice mixes is fun and easy.
Over the years, I have become a master at mix usage. I know the best brands of every cooking mix. More recently I have done some study about what is in our food and I’ve realized that I would prefer not to be eating some of the fillers that are in today’s traditional spices and spice mixes.
And you can grow your own spices at home too!
Williams chili seasoning
My favorite taco mix has always been Mc Cormick and my favorite chili mix is Williams chili seasoning. When I started making my own mixes, those are the flavors I was going for. Now I have a whole repertoire of homemade seasoning mixes of my own and they are bombtastic! My homemade chili seasoning rivals Williams chili seasoning any day. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Homemade chili seasoning
Now that I have the best homemade chili seasoning mastered, I want to share it with you along with my taco mix, Italian seasoning mix, ranch seasoning mix, and barbeque rub and homemade barbecue sauce mix. Check them out and you won’t be sorry. Now, onto the chili spices because you’re going to LOVE these!
What’s in chili spices that make them taste so good? What’s the key secret to that award-winning chili? I do know personally that I make a lot of food for other people and people beg me for this chili. So, it’s a big wower and you’ll want to use these chili spices to wow your friends and family. To me, you need a little spice, but not too much so most people can eat it. And the secret to success with chili is definitely cumin. Can’t make chili without it!
Best chili seasoning
Homemade chili seasoning mix
- 1/2 c chili powder
- 3 T cumin
- 2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 T garlic powder
- 2 T onion powder
- 3 tsp salt
- 2 tsp black pepper
- Dump all this in a bowl and mix it well. I like to put it in half-pint or quarter pint jelly jars because they are airtight and easy to store in the cabinet for regular use.
Best chili mix
Now that you have the best chili mix ever, how do you turn it into chili people beg for? First, start with the beans. I soak a pound of beans overnight in water. Then drain and rinse them and put them in a crockpot full of water with taco seasoning or chili seasoning. This bastes the beans in yummy spicy flavor all day long.
I cook them about 8 hours on low and they come out delish! I will use most of the juice, but if the beans are way under the water line when they are creamy and tender, dump out some of the “bean gravy”
Best chili recipe
The number one secret to really really good chili is…time! So, I leave all of this concoction in the crockpot and cook it stirring every hour or so for 4 hours on low. It really takes a long time to get a good chili flavor, so don’t be shy about cooking it.
I promise if you follow the recipe at the highlighted link above, it will be the best chili you ever ate. Or at least that’s what everyone always tells me when I make it.