Chili Seasoning Mix

Okay, so I like to make my own seasoning blends rather than buying them in a packet from the store.  The great thing about making your own blends, is that you can control how much and what goes in them.  Salt, for example, is an ingredient that I like to have control of how much is used.  That also goes for ingredients that are spicy, you can control how spicy a meal is by adding or subtracting the spicy ingredient.

I like to use this blend when I’m making a large pot of chili, usually a 6-serving batch.

Here’s what’s in the blend:

1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp paprika
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper (if you want a mild chili, omit this, if you want it even spicier, use 1/4 tsp instead of 1/8 tsp)
½ tsp salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
1/8 tsp allspice

Combine the ingredients in a small bowl.  Stir to combine.  If you’re storing to use later, store in an airtight container.

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