Chili Powder

Chili Powder

Commercial chili powder can be used for making sauces for tacos or enchiladas, salsas and dishes like chili con carne.  When using store-bought powder look at the labels to see what spices are included.  You can also make your own chili powder.  Here is a perfect version.

INGREDIENTS

6 Ounces Dried Chiles (Mild, Hot or a Combination)

2 Tablespoons Ground Cumin

2 Teaspoons Ground Paprika

4 Teaspoons Salt

2 Teaspoons Garlic Salt

2 Teaspoons Oregano

2 Teaspoons Onion Salt

2 Teaspoons Fresh Dried Cilantro

Cut off the stems of the dried chiles with a knife.  Blend all of the ingredients with the chiles in a food processor or a blender until powdery.  Makes 2/3 cup of zesty chili powder.  Store in an air-tight glass jar. 

    Victoria

    Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a teenager. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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