The best chili powder recipe that 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 chili powder spices. You can mix it up in seconds and it will last a long time if you store it in a closed jar. What to learn how you can make this homemade chili powder recipe? 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 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 powder spices that I could buy in the store but these are really expensive. These chili powder packets contain a lot of salt that really overpowers the chili powder and that is not necessary.
So it is time to create your own chili powder seasoning.
Easy chili powder ingredients
If you want to make your own chili powder recipe take the ingredients 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 you 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 chili powder 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 chili powder for months.
This recipe yields up to 4 tablespoon 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 powder recipe with
Now that you have your homemade chili powder 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 chili powder:
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The best chili powder recipe 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;