How to Make Chili Powder

Last updated 03/14/2020 | , |

This post may include affiliate links. 
If you make a purchase, I'll earn a small fee at no extra cost to you.

How to Make Chili Powder: BrownThumbMama.com

Did you know there's a difference between chile powder and chili powder? Apparently this is something that every Californian knew except me. Ahem.

Chile powder is made from one specific ground up chile (cayenne, ancho, etc).

Chili powder is a combination of chile powder and other spices. The store brands usually include a bunch of salt and some silicon dioxide, which helps keep it from clumping. All these additives means less spices and less flavor though!

Once I found out the difference, I naturally had to make it myself. This is a nice flavorful blend that's not too spicy. If you like it hot, add more cayenne powder.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup paprika
1/4 cup ancho chile powder
1/3 cup oregano (bonus points if you grow and dry your own)
1/4 cup cumin
1/4 cup garlic powder
2 tablespoons onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne powder

Blend everything together and store in a pint canning jar--it makes almost 2 cups.

What can you do with all that chili powder?

Get your spices in the ethnic aisle for maximum savings. This pound of paprika only cost $5!

How to Make Chili Powder: BrownThumbMama.com

How do you use chili powder? Share with us in the comments!

You’ll also like:

Detox Your Kitchen in 5 Days

Join my weekly newsletter and get my Natural Cleaners Guide, with easy DIY recipes for my 5 favorite natural cleaners.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Pam

Hi, I’m Pam! I created Brown Thumb Mama to share my natural living journey, and help you live a greener life. Thanks for being here, and please check out the resources in my Natural Living Shop!

Pam

Hi, I'm Pam!

I created Brown Thumb Mama to share my natural living journey and help you live a greener life. Thanks for being here! Learn more about me.

Trending Now

Shop your recipe essentials.

Off the Shelf: Homemade Alternatives to the Condiments, Toppings, and Snacks you Love

Essential Oil
Diffuser Recipes

Vegetable Gardening
for Beginners