Mild Chili Spice Mix

Cook’s Notes: This is the secret ingredient to great chili. I keep two spice blends on hand in my kitchen at all times: this chili blend and Faith’s Special Spice Mix. I use the Mild Chili Spice Mix to replace plain chili powder. This is great in any Mexican food, such as tacos. Use to season cooked dried beans (home-cooked or canned), soups, and stews; or rub onto meats, seafood, or poultry to pan-fry, roast, or barbecue.

1 oz bag mild chili powder
(1/3 cup), about 4 T in volume
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp red cayenne pepper

Blend all ingredients well. Makes about 6 T in volume and 1.2 oz in weight (32 g). Fits in a 1/2-c plastic container perfectly.

Recipe source: Adapted from a “Three-Bean Chili” recipe by an anonymous author that was handed out in the 1980’s at a grocery store.