Homemade Chili Seasoning is a must-have seasoning to add to your other homemade seasonings. It’s a great way to maximize flavor and save money! Plus, it’s perfect to add to my Grandma’s Homemade Chili Recipe or season some roasted vegetables.

Spoonful of Mixed Spices to make Homemade Chili Powder
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Homemade Chili Seasoning

How many times have you started a recipe and realized you were out of a specific seasoning? It has happened to me more than once, so I soon realized that I could simply make my own seasonings. This nice thing about that is that you can control everything to make it perfect for your own taste needs. Once you have a batch made, it will store well for months as long as you find a good airtight container.

Overhead Image of Raw Spices Before Being Mixed for Homemade Chili Powder on Metal Plate with Cream Towel

Homemade Chili Seasoning Recipe

When it comes to making your own seasoning, the odds are that you probably have all the ingredients you need to make this homemade chili seasoning.

This recipe includes Onion powder— did you know you can make your own homemade onion powder for this recipe? It’s delicious and tastes so much fresher!

Layers of Spices before being Mixed for Homemade Chili Powder in a Glass Jar

Glass vs. Plastic Storage for Seasonings and Spices

An airtight glass container will extend the shelf-life of your seasonings and spices longer than an airtight plastic container. Glass is less porous, so less air can enter the container which can damage spices. A lid of a glass container also gives a tighter seal. Also, keep light exposure to your spices to a minimum, especially if you do not store them in a cabinet. This chili seasoning should last up to 6 months.

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Homemade Chili Seasoning

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Homemade Chili Seasoning is a must-have seasoning to add to your other homemade seasonings. When you make seasoning like this at home you can take the heat up or down to your own liking, making the perfect personalized blend every single time! 


  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, cayenne, garlic powder, and onion powder. Place into a jar or airtight container to store at room temperature.

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  1. Question…. How is this making chili powder when one is literally adding chili powder to the mix? Would this then not be a chili blend?

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