We use homemade chili powder a lot, so learning how to make Chili Powder and developing my own recipe is something I came up with very early on.
We use this recipe often. It goes perfectly in my Homemade Taco Seasoning (which is similar, but designed to be a ready mix like that in the stores). We also use it in meals such as:
I needed to tweak the proportions until I was happy with the final combination. Obviously you can play around with it and add more cayenne, for example, if you prefer a hotter powder. You can add more or less smoked paprika, or even add turmeric. I like the turmeric, because it does not add too much in flavor, but adds a great amount for health.
How to Make Chili Powder
I like to use a canning jar for my herbs and made ahead spices or salad dressings. The wide lid makes it easy to insert teaspoons.
DIY Homemade Chili Powder Recipe
- ½ cup paprika powder
- 2 tsp cumin powder
- 2 tsp oregano crushed
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika optional
- 2 tsp turmeric powder optional
- Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container.
Thanks for sharing!