Homemade chili in the winter is one of my favorite meals, and tacos are a speedy go-to meal on busy summer evenings.
For both of these dishes (and countless others), chili powder is a necessary ingredient.
Unfortunately, at one point in my life, it became a trend that halfway through making one of these meals, I would open the spice cabinet to pull out my bottle of chili powder only to realize I didn’t have enough for the recipe.
Now let me tell you, there’s nothing that will flip your relaxed evening at home on its head other than having to run to the store halfway through preparing dinner for chili powder, especially when you live 15 minutes from town!
As you can imagine, making that trip wasn’t realistic, so there were several times when our chili didn’t taste as chili should. That too was a huge bummer, particularly when you’re really craving a hot bowl of something warm and tasty when it’s 35 degrees outside!
After this happened enough times, I eventually decided to start making my own homemade chili powder. It’s super easy to make using spices you probably already have on hand. It also saves you time, money, and frustration, especially when you find yourself in a situation similar to the one I described above.
Homemade Chili Powder
This homemade chili powder is super quick and simple to make. It will leave you wondering why you ever purchased the store-bought variety in the first place!
Yields 1 pint
- 1 1/2 cups sweet paprika
- 6 tablespoons onion powder
- 6 tablespoons garlic powder
- 4 tablespoons dried oregano
- 4 tablespoons ground cumin
- 2 tablespoon cayenne pepper
- Add all ingredients to a pint-sized glass canning jar. Place the lid on and shake to blend the spices together. Label and store in your pantry.
Thanks for reading friends, and I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. You can find recipes for other homemade spice blends right here!
Love and light,