Easy, Budget-Friendly Chili Seasoning Spice Mix Recipe 

This Easy Budget-Friendly Chili Seasoning Spice Mix is the perfect chili spice blend to have on hand to quickly make tacos or chili.

When you make your own spice blends, you can save a bunch of money by buying frequently used spices in bulk.

Plus you’ll be able to control the level of spiciness and the spice balance to your preference.

Bonus – no chemical additives, preservatives or flavors enhancers, so it better for you and the family.

Budget-Friendly Chili Seasoning Spice Mix

Use this easy chili spice mix to make chili, tacos, and fajitas.  

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Chili Seasoning Spice Mix

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 24kcal
Make a big batch of this spice mix so you will have it on hand the next time you are craving chili or tacos.
This is super easy to make and a lot cheaper than buying prepackaged spice mixes + you have the added benefit of no unwanted ingredients like preservatives and anti-caking chemicals.
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  • ½ cup paprika
  • 1/2 cup cumin
  • 1/3 cup onion powder
  • 1/3 cup garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup chipotle chili powder
  • 1/4 cup chili powder - good quality
  • 1/4 cup dried oregano
  • 2 1/2 T salt
  • 1-2 T red pepper flakes


  • Whisk together all ingredients. Combine thoroughly.
  • Store in a glass airtight container for up to 6 months




Buy spices you use frequently in bulk at a wholesale store like BJ's, Costco, or Sam's and store in a cool spot in a dark pantry.
Just remember, don't buy more than you can use in 6 months.  After six months spices begin to lose potency and the fresh flavor you count on to make your recipes sing.
When you are ready to use this spice blend mix again thoroughly, spices will settle during storage.  

Chili Seasoning Mix Recipe + Cooking Ideas

  • Use to make a quick cook black bean chili
  • Use for tacos
  • Use for Fajitas 
  • Toss 1/4 cup spice blend with a 1/4 cup brown sugar together.  Then liberally sprinkle on chicken that has been patted dry and cook on low in a slow cooker for amazing shredded chicken for tacos, burritos, or enchiladas.


Calories: 24kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 884mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2790IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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