I will be sharing my chili recipe with you this week, so I wanted to go ahead and give you the seasoning recipe first. I have been making my chili for years and used to always use store bought chili seasoning. Since we started removing processed food from our house, I have been making my own seasoning. It is delicious and versatile. I don’t usually use cayenne because my kids don’t like spicy, but as much or as little can be added to adjust it to your desired taste.
I highly recommend purchasing organic spices. The reasons to buy organic herbs and spices are the same as the reasons to buy organic produce — spices may be contaminated with pesticide residues and with genetically modified ingredients. Organic spices contain none of the fillers (like sugar), synthetic anti-caking agents, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives that may be found in conventional spices. Organic herbs and spices are also not irradiated. The best route is probably to ground your own organic spices, I simply just don’t have time for that. Penzeys is a great source for spices. I also get a lot of my spices from Amazon.com.
Real Chili Seasoning
- 4 tbsp chili powder
- 4 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 4 tsp Himalayan pink salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
1. Combine all ingredients.
2. Add to chili.
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