Chili Seasoning Mix Recipe: A Healthy Alternative for Chili Recipes

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Keep warm this winter with a cozy pot of homemade chili. Whether you’re making traditional chili or try a vegetarian chili recipe, this easy chili seasoning mix is a must for your spice cabinet! This best chili spice mix recipe is a healthy alternative to store bought mixes containing an overabundance of salt, MSG and other unwanted ingredients. Read on to discover my favorite, healthy recipe for chili seasoning mix, along with some of my favorite vegetarian chili recipes.

Chili Seasoning Mix Recipe: A Healthy Alternative for Traditional & Vegetarian Chili Recipes. Keep warm this winter with a cozy pot of homemade chili. Whether you're making traditional chili or try a vegetarian chili recipe, this easy chili seasoning mix is a must for your spice cabinet! This best chili spice mix recipe is a healthy alternative to store bought mixes containing too much salt, MSG & other unwanted ingredients. A healthy recipe for chili seasoning mix.

Chili is a traditional winter favorite. It not only makes a hearty meal, but it’s perfect for those cold winter days. While I’ve recently gone pescatarian for purely selfish reasons — I plan to live forever! and it’s heart healthy — I am still able to enjoy chili through my collection of favorite vegetarian chili recipes. Of course, chili is also pretty easy to wing. I love throwing in meaty veggies and grains for texture. Things like quinoa, farro, squash and lentils are some of my favorite additions to a vegetarian chili. They’re also great in a traditional chili recipe. However, the one must for that perfect pot of chili is a great chili seasoning mix recipe!

Chili Seasoning Mix Recipe: A Healthy Alternative for Homemade Chili Recipes. My recipe for chili seasoning mix is great for more than just a warm pot of chili! You can also use this chili spice blend to make chili con carne. Or sprinkle it over your favorite taco fillings. It's also great as an authentic chili seasoning mix rub for fish, meats and veggies! For the best recipe for a chili seasoning mix, I start with certified organic spices I trust!

I make my healthy chili seasoning mix recipe using certified organic spices from Mountain Rose Herbs. So I know that I’m always starting with quality ingredients for my homemade chili spice blend. This allows me to avoid MSG as well as overly salty, pre-made chili spice mixes that come filled with preservatives and cheap ingredients. I’ve found that making my own chili spice mix at home is super quick and easy. And, because I choose each of the ingredients that go into my recipe for a chili spice blend, it’s also much healthier.

My recipe for chili seasoning mix, however, is great for more than just a warm pot of chili! You can also use this chili spice blend to make chili con carne. Or sprinkle it over your favorite taco fillings. It’s also great as an authentic chili seasoning mix rub for fish, meats and veggies!

Chili Seasoning Mix Recipe: A Healthy Alternative for Traditional & Vegetarian Chili Recipes. Keep warm this winter with a cozy pot of homemade chili. Whether you're making traditional chili or try a vegetarian chili recipe, this easy chili seasoning mix is a must for your spice cabinet! This best chili spice mix recipe is a healthy alternative to store bought mixes containing too much salt, MSG & other unwanted ingredients. A healthy recipe for chili seasoning mix.

Healthy Chili Seasoning Mix Recipe

Yield: About 1/4 Cup

Ingredients:

1.5 Tablespoons cumin seed powder
1 Tablespoon cayenne powder
½ Tablespoon Ancho chili powder, red roasted chili powder or smoked paprika powder
1 Tablespoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon ground black peppercorn
1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt, optional
½ teaspoon dried oregano leaf

Directions:

I highly recommend ordering the quality, organic spices for this chili seasoning mix recipe from Mountain Rose Herbs, unless you are able to easily source organic spices locally. This recipe for my chili spice blend can be doubled or tripled depending on your needs. It’s also a great substitute for the mexican seasoning blend I used to make my organic spice blend Valentine’s Day gifts.

Chili Seasoning Mix Recipe: A Healthy Alternative for Homemade Chili Recipes. My recipe for chili seasoning mix is great for more than just a warm pot of chili! You can also use this chili spice blend to make chili con carne. Or sprinkle it over your favorite taco fillings. It's also great as an authentic chili seasoning mix rub for fish, meats and veggies! For the best recipe for a chili seasoning mix, I start with certified organic spices I trust!

Measure out the ingredients called for in my recipe for the chili seasoning mix, then combine in small bowl or zipper bag. Mix well or shake to combine, until all of the ingredients are evenly incorporated throughout the chili spice mix.

Give you chili mix a quick taste test. Then, adjust the seasoning to taste, if desired.

How to Store Your Chili Seasoning Mix:

Finally, store your healthy chili seasoning mix in an airtight container in a cool, dark location. You can find a great selection of spice jars and bottles perfect for this purpose here.

Chili Seasoning Mix Recipe: A Healthy Alternative for Homemade Chili Recipes. My recipe for chili seasoning mix is great for more than just a warm pot of chili! You can also use this chili spice blend to make chili con carne. Or sprinkle it over your favorite taco fillings. It's also great as an authentic chili seasoning mix rub for fish, meats and veggies! For the best recipe for a chili seasoning mix, I start with certified organic spices I trust!

Shelf Life of Your Chili Spice Mix:

For best results, use your chili spice mix within a month, while it’s still at its peak freshness. After this time, the ground spices you used in your recipe will start to lose some of their natural flavor and aroma. While not as potent as when first made, your chili seasoning mix is still good after the one month mark. Ground spices typically have a shelf life of 2-3 years, while seasoning blends have a shelf life of 1-2 years.

Yield: About 1/4 Cup

Chili Seasoning Mix Recipe

Chili Seasoning Mix Recipe

A healthy chili seasoning mix recipe. By making your own chili spice mix, you can create a healthier alternative to store bought chili seasoning mixes. This chili spice mix recipe is free of MSG & other unwanted ingredients as well as excess salt.

Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 Tablespoons cumin seed powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cayenne powder
  • ½ Tablespoon Ancho chili powder, red roasted chili powder or smoked paprika powder
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black peppercorn
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt, optional
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano leaf

Instructions

Measure out the spices using measuring spoons, omitting the salt if desired for lower sodium.

Combine in a zipper bag and shake well to combine.

Store your chili seasoning mix in an airtight container between uses, in a cool, dark location.

Notes

Best when used within one month for maximum freshness. However, the shelf life of this chili spice mix is 1-2 years.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 7Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 111mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
Chili Seasoning Mix Recipe: A Healthy Alternative for Traditional & Vegetarian Chili Recipes. Keep warm this winter with a cozy pot of homemade chili. Whether you're making traditional chili or try a vegetarian chili recipe, this easy chili seasoning mix is a must for your spice cabinet! This best chili spice mix recipe is a healthy alternative to store bought mixes containing too much salt, MSG & other unwanted ingredients. A healthy recipe for chili seasoning mix.

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Homemade Chili Recipes

Looking for homemade chili recipes to try your healthy chili seasoning mix in? Give my BFF’s white chicken chili recipe a try! A healthier alternative to traditional chili made with ground beef, this white chicken chili recipe is made with a blend of various beans, fried chicken breasts and seasonings, and is perfect for those who prefer the heat of their chili somewhere between mild and medium. (You can discover some of my other food recipes here.)

Vegetarian Chili Recipes

Alternately, to make your chili even healthier, skip the meat all together. And try one of these vegetarian chili recipes instead. They’re a great way to try out your new chili mix recipe!

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Scott’s Simple Homemade Chili Recipe

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During the cold winter months there’s nothing like a huge bowl of chili to warm you up! So I thought I’d share my boyfriend, Scott’s, homemade chili recipe. It’s easy to make and tastes delicious even leftover the next day!

Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2-3 16oz. cans stewed or diced tomatoes
  • 1 16oz. can tomato paste
  • 4-5 16oz. cans of dark red kidney beans (Alternately you can mix light red and dark red kidney beans or use black beans as a healthier alternative.)
  • 1-2 medium to large onions (white or yellow), diced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeds removed and diced finely
  • 1 or 2 sweet bell peppers – yellow, orange, or red, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 package regular chili seasoning – Scott uses Kroger or McCormick brand but says you can use almost any brand as long as you choose one with the fewest ingredients which means less fillers and preservatives
  • 1/2 bottle of good beer – Scott chose to Star Hill Brewery’s Northern Lights Indian Pale Ale for this batch (optional, but always recommended)
Directions:
  1. Cook the ground beef until brown and cooked through. Drain.
  2. Combine cooked beef in a large pot with other ingredients, only draining two of the three cans of stewed/diced tomatoes.
  3. Cook over med-high heat uncovered until the chili reaches a semi-boil.
  4. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer, stirring frequently for 2-3 hours
  5. For extra heat, add more jalapenos, habanero chili peppers or ground cayenne pepper to suit.
  6. To serve, top with your choice of garnish such as chives, salsa, sour cream, shredded cheese, tortilla chips, or whatever you like best on your chili!

Like this recipe? Then be sure to try Scott’s recipe for Seared Sashami Tuna and Sauteed Shrimp in an Orange-Soy-Ginger Reduction Sauce with a side of Asparagus. It also includes the addition of tasty beer and a bit of wine in the recipe – though optional, of course.

Using your own produce from your vegetable garden for your homemade chili? Then save the seeds for next year’s planting! Simply keep the seeds you remove from your peppers and dry on a paper towel. Then store them in my Printable Seed Packets! You’ll find printable seeds packets for cucumber/squash, tomato, parsley/herbs, red pepper, and a radish. But you can put anything you like inside as there’s a spot on each packet to write what’s inside! Plus there are five different sticker designs – including the fun pepper stickers on Cody and Scott’s noses – and red pepper gift wrap for gardening related gifts!
What are your favorite toppings or ingredients you like to include in your homemade chili?