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Homemade Chili Powder - Recipe
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Homemade Chili Powder – Recipe

Make your own chili powder at home with this recipe, with freshly ground dried chili peppers and your favorite additional herbs and spices. So much better than anything store bought. Create your own signature blend!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course, Seasonings
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili powder, spicy
Servings: 24 teaspoons
Calories: 35kcal

Ingredients

FOR HOMEMADE CHILI POWDER

  • 2 guajillo peppers
  • 3 ancho peppers
  • 4-5 dried cayenne peppers or use chile de arbol

FOR A CHILI SEASONING BLEND

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin

Instructions

  • Add the dried guajillos, anchos and cayenne peppers to a hot pan and dry toast them a couple minutes per side, until they just start to puff up and darken in color. You will just able to start to smell them. This helps release their natural oils.
  • Remove from heat, then remove the stems. Slice them open and remove the seeds.
  • Add the dried pods to a food processor and process them until a powder forms. You may have some coarse chunks that you can either leave in or strain out.
  • Store in airtight containers and use as desired. Makes about 1/3 cup of chili powder.

FOR MAKING A CHILI POWDER BLEND

  • Mix together the chili powder with the garlic powder, onion powder, salt and cumin. You can add other ingredients as well, such as dried oregano, dried basil or more.
  • Store in airtight containers and use as desired.

Notes

Heat Factor: Mild, but this particular blend is big on flavor. You can easily adjust the heat factor by choosing different peppers. You can also easily add more or less of the other ingredients to your personal tastes.
This makes about 1/2 cup total.

Nutrition

Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2610IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.7mg