Reasons I Love Fall
- Pretty colors outside
- No more sweating
- Pumpkin-flavored everything
- New seasons of my favorite television shows
- Open windows with a cool breeze
- Autumn-scented candles
- It’s almost Christmas
- Reading books while Chris watches football
- Handing out candy to trick-or-treaters
That last one brings us to the purpose of this post. CHILI! Chili is freakin’ good. I like making chili on lazy Sundays because it’s easy, and it’s a classic comfort food that really can’t be messed up. When I made it last Sunday, I realized that I didn’t have any of the McCormick chili packets I normally use, so I scoured the Internet to get some ideas for basic chili seasoning ingredients so I could whip up my own batch. The result was pretty dang amazing, and a huge plus because making your own chili seasoning is cheaper and has way less sodium and other junk than the packets.
Chili Seasoning Recipe
Makes about 1/2 cup
4 tablespoons of chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon dry oregano
2 teaspoons paprika
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons kosher salt
4 teaspoons black pepper
- Mix all the ingredients together, and store in an airtight container for 6-12 months.
- Use 1-2 tablespoons per pound of ground beef (or more if desired).
So, where’s the chili recipe, Daniele? Well, I’m so glad you asked! Here are the instructions to make your own chili, but instead of using the seasoning envelope in step two, use a couple tablespoons of this homemade chili seasoning. Voila!