65 Reviews

I stopped buying chili powder after finding this recipe. My son and grandson have celiac sprue and are extremely gluten intolerant so store bought spice blends are a big no no as they have added gluten. The taste is perfect and I can control the heat by changing the amount and kind of pepper powder. Sometimes I use chipotle pepper powder for a smokey flavor. Kudos all the way!

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mochelli July 01, 2016

Easy peasy , tastes great!

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ryllyandzoesmom January 31, 2015

I see so many praising this recipe, it is NOTHING like a good chili powder blend. Any good chili powder is going to have other chilies in it besides cayenne, which mostly provides just heat. It may beat some of the cheap chili powder mixes especially because those are high in salt, but for a really good, balanced mix, add one or 2 different dried chilis ground in your spare coffee grinder, or powdered ones from the ethnic aisle; cheap and easy to find in your grocery store. If you don't like alot of heat, just add something mild like California or Anaheim; something with a bit more bite such as New Mexico or Guajillo (not anywhere near as hot as cayenne, but still a richer flavor) or go bolder with some of the hotter varieties (in approximately the same proportion as the cayenne, or for those with tame tastebuds, reduce the cayenne an equal amount to whatever you add).<br/>Your family will thank you immensely, and so will your taste buds. You can add one or more of these inexpensive chilies, and still save money over a decent store bought variety, and you won't be paying for the added salt. Don't be afraid to experiment & come up with your own favorite blend. Just don't use this one!!!

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Tom N. January 29, 2015

Super! And easy! Thanks

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menzrob January 17, 2014

I have a chili powder that I love from Penzey's, however, I have a friend who is allergic to garlic which required me to find a homemade chili powder recipe. I used smoked paprika and roasted cumin and, of course, omitted the garlic powder. My chili got rave reviews from my family and our friends :)

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Carter Crew Cook November 10, 2013

I guess you could put this on potatoes or chicken to season, but this is definitely NOT for making chili. Does not taste like chili powder. Don't use this thinking it will make chili. Paprika is not a good substitute for chili powder. Sorry.

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B M. September 01, 2013

This is a great substitute of chili powder when we don't have any. Easy to do at the last minute. I like that this is low sodium. Thanks Mille :) Made for Name that ingredient tag game

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Boomette May 08, 2013

Love making my own spice mixes. We use chili powder all the time at our house. Made for I recommend.

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Lavender Lynn September 22, 2012
Chili Powder