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

    1. Thanks LeAnn!! Glad I could be of help :)

  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 ^_^

    1. I agree! Homemade pressies are the best!

  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.