Sunday, 27 January 2013

DIY: Chili and Taco Seasoning

It was one of my good friend's birthday last month. She too is a keen cook so I decided to give her something food-related. I always want to make spice mixes I find on pinterest but I feel like many of them would be a lot of fun to make and then never be used. But then I found chili and taco mix! Starzy cooks for her house every week and I am sure she has done tacos and chili before - ie, a mix she would actually use! It's also good for her as it's not common to have a whole load of spices in a student house..

I got the recipe from My Baking Addiction and just substituted the onion powder with more garlic powder as I didn't have any. I also halved the chili flakes as I used some from my uncle's garden which are DANGEROUSLY hot!

4 tbsp of chili powder
tbsp ground cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
tsp onion powder
1/2-1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons paprika
3 teaspoons sea salt
4 teaspoons black pepper

Simply mix all ingredients together!


  1. Thanks Jess! We are still bringing chili seasoning from the states back with us! LeAnn

  2. Just dropping in from Lets Get Social Sunday to see what you are making!! I love this seasoning, just pinned!!!

    Have a super awesome day!!!

  3. I would totally use any spice mix someone made for me - what a great gift idea!!! Definitely gonna think of this for those hard to buy for loved ones ^_^

  4. I have those cute little jars and now I know what to put in them :) I will try your mix, the last one I tried wasn't my favorite. I would like to invite you to link this post up in my Pantry, a Mason jar linky. These jars will qualify too.

  5. This is great!!! We love tacos in our house. Thanks for sharing with us at Real Housemoms for Fabulous Fridays.