How to make chili powder that is the best for your recipes and you will absolutely love is right here.
Because it doesn’t contain any preservatives, only organic spices and is super cheap compared to store bought powder. You can mix it up in seconds and it will last a long time if you store it in a closed jar. Want to learn how to make chili powder? Let’s 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? That can 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 it means the powder version of a chili which is really hot, like cayenne pepper powder.
I had no idea that the same name was used for a chili powder seasoning. After some research, I found out that chili powder in a recipe means a mix of spices that is actually quite mild in heat.
Looking further I also found chili spices that I could buy in the store but these are really expensive.
These chili packets contain a lot of salt that really overpowers the flavor of the seasoning and that is not necessary.
So it is time to create your own and I will show you how to make chili powder yourself.
Easy chili powder ingredients
If you want to make this recipe take the chili powder ingredients as mentioned below as a starting point and work from there.
I’m a huge proponent of making what you like so, by all means, adjust the measurements to your liking. 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 chili powder
To make this seasoning recipe is easy. Measure the spices as mentioned in the recipe and put them in a bowl.
As I didn’t have onion powder I put dried onion in a pestle and mortar and turned it into onion powder. Stir all the ingredients thoroughly for at least a minute 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 seasoning for months.
This recipe yields up to 4 tablespoons of homemade chili powder. So if you use it regularly just multiply the recipe by 2 or 3 so you have enough stock.
Recipes to use this chili seasoning with
Now that you have your homemade seasoning you can use it in a lot of great recipes. You can try it with:
- 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
Other seasoning recipes
If you love this seasoning take a look at these seasoning recipes, some even contain this seasoning:
- Taco seasoning
- Enchilada seasoning
- Burrito seasoning
- Fajitas seasoning
- Mexican seasoning
- Adobo seasoning
- Cajun seasoning
- Ranch seasoning
See how to make chili powder
Want to see how you can make this seasoning powder at home? Watch the instruction video to following along:
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How to make chili powder you will love without any preservatives, organic spices and super cheap compared to store bought chili powder spice mix.
- 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
Calories: 33; Fat: 1g; Carbs: 6.5g; Protein: 1.5g;