I love making chili. But I really don't like buying seasoning mixes. They're filled with who knows what, and a lot of times heaps of sodium. It's far easier, and way more economical to make your seasonings from scratch and store in an air tight container like a mason jar.
This way, you know exactly what you're putting in.
This recipe makes enough Chili Powder for 5 of my Vegetarian Chili recipes.
10 Tablespoons: Chili Powder
3 Tablespoons: Cumin
2 Tablespoons + 1 1/2 Teaspoons: Smoked Paprika
1 Tablespoon + 2 Teaspoons: Oregano
2 Teaspoons: Cayenne Pepper (Optional)
Place all of your ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Store in an airtight container, such as a mason jar. This Chili Powder goes perfect with my Vegetarian Chili Recipe.
If you're sensitive to spice, modify the Smoked Paprika, and/or leave the Cayenne completely out. I don't recommend adding any salt, garlic salt, or black or white pepper to this seasoning so that you can add those to whatever dish you're making.