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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 7.2
  • Total Fat: 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 19.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 0.3 g

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Chili Spices

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Chili Spices

Introduction

Want to know the secret to great chili? Start with great spices--and skip the packets at the supermarket, which are full of sugar and salt. Make your own to save money and skip the salt. Want to know the secret to great chili? Start with great spices--and skip the packets at the supermarket, which are full of sugar and salt. Make your own to save money and skip the salt.
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1 teaspoon cumin, ground
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
    3 tablespoons chili powder


Tips

Know your ingredients. The cayenne will bring in a back heat to any dish, meaning the heat will arrive last within the tasting process. Paprika brings in the smoke flavor, and garlic will awake your sense of smell.


Directions

Combine all into a small container, shake to mix. Store in a cool dry area for 6 months.

This recipe yields the equivalent of two packets of seasoning mix--enough for one large batch of chili or two regular size batches. Use as much or as little as you'd like, according to your taste preferences.

Serving Size: Makes 12 one teaspoon servings






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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Thank you for this seasoning packet recipe. How do you know how much to use related to how much meat, etc. or do with just season to taste as I did. I also add additional cayenne to spice to taste of my family. I used free onions sauteed juice of precooked meat of my choice . - 12/30/11

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    i do this in the fall and use it over and over minus the garlic sub onion powder ..... - 12/30/11

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is a good mix. I like to had some ginger also. - 1/9/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I think you just use as much as your recipe calls for. So if your recipe says to add 2 Tsp of chilli seasoning to your chilli then yo add 2 Tsp of this to your chilli. Personally, the more the better ! - 1/2/12

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I am just curious as to how much of this spice combination you use for how much chili? - 12/30/11

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  • 2 of 9 people found this review helpful
    i can't handle spicy foods. They cause me all sorts of stomach issues. I used to be able to eat hot foods and had an iron stomach. - 12/30/11

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great combo for all sorts of things! Steak rub, tacos, flavoring brown rice and much more! - 12/30/11

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I've completely stopped using the seasoning mix packets for chili. this recipe is very similar to what i use when I make chili. - 12/30/11

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Really nice! - 12/30/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i live alone but i always make a batch of chili in the winter and freeze in single serving containers... it's pretty bland by most chili lovers' standards so i will try this combo and see if it passes their muster...lol thanks! - 12/30/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I haven't made this yet, but I have been looking for a chili recipe for ages that doesn't contain salt. I usually buy the low sodium ones from Old El Paso, but it's still pretty high. Thanks. - 12/30/11

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  • I also include Mexican oregano. Adds depth to the flavor. - 4/3/13

    Reply from CHEF_MEG (4/8/13)
    Great idea! Chef Meg


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