Make Your Own Chili Seasoning Packets

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Do you buy those packets of chili seasoning from the grocery store? Ever wonder how long they’ve been sitting there? Why buy those packets when you can make your own at home and they taste so much better? Here’s a recipe for homemade chili seasoning packets along with a simple recipe for chili.

To make the chili seasoning packets you will need:

For each packet of seasoning: small bowl 1 tbsp flour 2 tbsp minced onion 1 1/2 tsp chili powder 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper 1/2 tsp minced garlic 1/2 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp ground cumin Set out as many bowls as you want. So if you want 5 packets of seasoning mix, set out 5 bowls. The measurements above are for ONE bowl/packet. Place ingredients in the bowl and mix together. Place into a zipper top sandwich bag. Wrap the sandwich bag in foil and label it with a black permanent marker. Store in cool, dark place for up to 6 months.

Amanda’s Chili

Serves 4 1 pound ground beef 1- 15 oz can dark red kidney beans 1- 14 oz can diced tomatoes 1/4 cup water 1 packet of homemade chili seasoning mix Brown ground beef in a skillet and drain off fat. Return ground beef to the pan and add seasoning mix, water, beans and tomatoes. At this point you can add in anything else that you want to personalize the recipe. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with buttered crackers or cornbread. Top with shredded cheddar cheese. Reprinted with permission from Homemade chili, chili seasoning mix, and corn muffins on Amanda’s Cookin’

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Amanda Formaro (345 Posts)

Amanda Formaro is a freelance writer, editor, craft designer, and recipe developer. She loves multi-tasking and has been writing and working on the Internet since 1997. You can find her at You’ll find her craft projects at and her recipes on

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