Alton Brown's Chili Powder

READY IN: 13mins
Recipe by ROV Chef

I have been using this recipe for a year or so, and it tastes great. Makes chili taste like chili and is awsome in mexican cooking. Often times I can't find all the dried chiles listed here, so I'll just mix and match, but keeping the ratio roughly the same.

Top Review by zeldaz51

We use Alton's recipe, too, but with one change: we use ground chipotle instead of the smoked paprika for a more complex chile taste along with the smokiness.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Toast the chiles and cumin seeds in a cast iron skillet for a few minutes. Don't let them cook too long and inhale the smoke, because you'll get a nasty chemical burn in lungs, nose and throat.
  2. let the chiles and seeds cool.
  3. place all the ingredients into a blender and blend on the highest speed you blender can dish out.
  4. store in an airtight jar.
  5. be sure to wash you blender carafe a few times after doing this or you fruit smoothy or margarita will taste like chiles.

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