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Sarah's Chili Seasoning Mix

Rated as 4.66 out of 5 Stars

"A medium-hot chili seasoning. Add to chili in place of store-bought packets. Add more or less cayenne to adjust heat/spiciness."
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10 m servings 18
Original recipe yields 16 servings (0 cup)


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  1. Mix chili powder, cumin, onion powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, oregano, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, mustard powder, coriander, black pepper, cinnamon, and bay leaves in a bowl. Store seasoning mix in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 18 calories; 0.7 3.2 0.7 0 313 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Onion powder is listed twice. Is this correct, a typo or is there truly supposed to be 6 teaspoons of onion powder?

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I liked the idea of being able to diy chili seasoning, however, I did not take the "chili" flavor as one would experience using store bought chili seasoning. There was a flavor missing. Not sure...

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Onion powder is listed twice. Is this correct, a typo or is there truly supposed to be 6 teaspoons of onion powder?

I've been using this for a couple years now I think. At first I wondered how much to use. The entire recipe seasons one pot of chili for me. It's the only chili seasoning I use, it's fantastic. ...

Recently made chili with this seasoning mix. It was out of this world delicious.

Oh man this had to have been the best pot of chili I have ever made and I'm pretty sure it had a lot to do with this mix :) For some reason the onion powder is listed twice in 2 different amoun...

I substituted white sugar for the brown and left out the cinnamon. I also added a bit of ancho chili powder as well. Great combo of ingredients! Thanks!

We add a pinch of cocoa powder and reduce chili powder by abt half. No more packets in this house!

Sarah's Chili Seasoning Mix Haiku: "Used a quarter cup, to pound of beef, one can beans. Ratio was good." Made this chili seasoning mix in a large airtight jar and have found that following the ...

Excellent chili seasoning. I used 4 lbs meat, 1 onion, 1 can tomato sauce, 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 cup water and 1 can black beans. Also only used 4 tsp. onion powder. Salt to taste.

Great recipe for homemade chili, especially if you're trying to get away from salty store bought seasoning packets. I didn't have any cayenne on hand so I omitted it and it didn't seem to affect...