Easy chili powder that you will absolutely love because it doesn’t contain any preservatives, only organic spices and it is super cheap compared to store bought chili powder spice mix. You can mix it up in seconds and it will last a long time if you store it in a closed jar. What to see how you can make easy chili powder that you will absolutely love? Lets get started!
The first time I saw an American recipe that required chili powder I was surprised about the amount of chili it contained. Four tablespoons of chili powder? That could not be good. My initial thoughts were, this has to be a typo in the measurements.
Here in the Netherlands when you use chili powder in a recipe you use the powder version of a chili which is really hot. I mean really hot. I had no idea that the same name was used for a chili powder spice mix.
After some research I found out that chili powder in the recipe meant a mix of spices that is actually quite mild in heat. Looking further I also found chili powder mixes that I could buy in to buy in the store but these were really expensive and contained a lot of salt. Which overpowered the chili powder. So it was time to create my own chili powder spice blend.
Easy chili powder ingredients
If you want to make your own chili powder spice blend take the ingredients below as a starting point and work from there. I’m a huge proponent of making what you like so adjust the measurements to you like.
Check to see if you have the following spices in your cabinet:
- Paprika powder
- Cumin powder
- Garlic powder
- Cayenne pepper or Chile powder
- Onion powder
How to make easy chili powder
This is really the easy part. Measure the spices as mentioned in the recipe and put them in a bowl. Usually take a pestle and mortar to turn dried onion into onion powder. Stir properly to make sure all the spices are blended together well.
Taste the chili powder to see if you like the combination. Not salt enough just add little increments at a time, stir and taste. The same applies to the cayenne pepper, paprika or cumin.
Spoon and transfer the spice blend into a glass jar. Store it in a cool dark place and you can use this chili powder mix. This measurement is for up to 4 tbsp of chili mix. So if you use it regularly just multiply the recipe by 2 or 3.
Recipe to use this easy chili powder recipe
Now that you have your personal chili spice mix I’m sure you would like to know in which recipes you can use this mix.
- Vegan enchiladas sauce – this is such a great and easy enchilada sauce.
- Shredded chicken enchiladas – enchilada sauce needs a delicious enchilada and this recipe is just that
- Turkey enchilada bowl – oh yes you want this great enchilada bowl
Have fun making this easy chili powder that you will absolutely love! Made a recipe tag @thetortillachannel on Instagram or PIN to Pinterest.
Easy chili powder that you will absolutely love because it doesn’t contain any preservatives, only organic spices and it is super cheap compared to store bought chili powder spice mix. So stir it up and you are ready to go.
- 2 tbsp paprika
- 2 tbsp oregano
- 1¼ tsp cumin
- 1¼ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper/chile powder
- ¾ tbsp onion powder
Measure the spices and put them in a bowl
Stir properly to make sure all the spices are blended together well
Spoon and transfer the spice blend into a glass jar