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Make your own Chili Powder at home! No need for store bought, this Homemade Chili Powder has plenty of flavor.
No fillers, just full flavored seasoning ready to use in recipes that call for Chili Powder!
I love to make my own seasoning blend recipes, and especially like that I can control what is and isn’t in them.
Buying them from the store is just fine, but what if the store is out, or there’s a snow storm and you are out of chili powder and NEED chili that day?
Making Chili Powder at home is very easy. It’s a simple spice mix of smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin oregano, seasoned salt, and ground ancho chiles.
Many people have made the mistake of using pure ground ancho chile powder in a recipe, and not a prepared chili powder spice blend. I’m sure that their food was way too spicy and inedible!
Why you’ll love this recipe:
- No fillers! You get to choose what goes in, and more importantly – stays out.
Frequently Asked Questions
No! Chili powder contains ground chilis (I use Ancho), but is a blend of different herbs and spices
If a recipe calls for “1 envelope” of chili seasoning, or chili powder, that will be 1 and 1/3 Tablespoons of this mix.
What to use Chili Powder for
I have included step-by-step photos and instructions, as well as tips and tricks in the post. If you’d rather skip all that, scoot right on down to the full recipe card located at the bottom of the post.
Recipe Ingredients and Possible Substitutes
The full list of ingredients and quantities is found in the printable recipe card below.
- Smoked Paprika. Regular paprika can also be used if that is what you have.
- Oregano. I use the Mexican variety of oregano (it’s different to the Mediterranean kind)
- Cumin. This is important and adds a warm, rich, earthy flavor.
- Garlic Powder & Onion Powder. Staples for most home cooks, use as much or as little as you like.
- Seasoned Salt. Regular table salt can also be used with a little ground pepper added.
- Ground Ancho Chile Powder. You can use cayenne pepper if you have that handy. Ancho Chile powder is dried poblano chiles that have been ground.
You’ll need a small bowl, something to mix with and a storage jar with a tight fitting lid.
In a typical envelope of chili seasoning, there are 1 1/3 Tablespoons (9 grams) if you need to convert this!
How to store Homemade Chili Powder
Store in an air tight container for up to 6 months.
You can change up the onion and garlic powder amounts if you prefer, and add some black pepper. This is a basic recipe that you can tweak to your own preferences.
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Homemade Chili Powder Recipe
- 1 Small Bowl
- 1 Storage Jar (with tight fitting lid)
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Store in an airtight container, up to 6 months.
Nutritional information is an estimate and provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe using your preferred nutrition calculator.