One of the best things about a bowl of chili is its seasoning; you can mix and match the flavors that suit your tastes and make the recipe uniquely yours. Most of the time, you probably just grab an envelope of chili seasoning at the store and call it a day. But once you taste this homemade chili seasoning, you'll never turn to the store-bought stuff again.
This recipe yields enough for about one pot of chili (five to six servings).
If you like spicier chili, try adding more cayenne pepper or tossing in red chili flakes. Ghost pepper powder also exists, but that's best reserved for those who really, really love spicy food. You could also bring on the heat by adding these ingredients:
If you're hoping to keep things on the mild side, you should stick to the recipe given at the beginning of this article. You could also serve your chili alongside some starchy dishes or with glasses of milk to dull the burn.