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This worked out ok but it was not as flavorful as the chili powder I buy at the store. I think in addition to the cayenne which gave it some heat it would benefit from some other ground chilis like Ancho or California to pick up the flavor. I do appreciate that it will save you a trip to the grocer if you run out.

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cookiedog March 07, 2007

Turmeric in your chili powder? :P UGH<br/>Do yourselves a favor & have a packet or 2 of some dried chilies such as (from mildest to hottest) <br/>Anaheim/California<br/>Pasilla<br/>New Mexico<br/>Poblano/Ancho<br/>Guajillo<br/>Cascabel<br/>DeArbol (similar heat to Cayenne, but a bit more richness/flavor)<br/>Pequin<br/>Thai<br/>Habenero (very hot but still imparts flavor in addition to heat) recommend removing some of the seeds before grinding<br/><br/>Some of these are even available pre-ground in your ethnic aisle of your grocery; both the dried & ground in resealable pouches for only a couple of bucks each.<br/><br/>I recommend leaving out the Turmeric, cutting back on the paprika, and adding a tsp or more of the milder chilies, or less of the hotter. Grind if needed in a spare coffee grinder, and I'd grind the oregano also. <br/>You will have a rich, flavorful chili powder, with no added salt unlike the store brands.

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Tom N. January 29, 2015

Loved that this can be made with spices I have in the pantry. The big plus is that this has no jadded salt. In will keep this recipe handy to make again.

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PaulaG April 24, 2011

great DIY seasoning mix- THANKS- made for "I Recommend Tag"-

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free-free April 04, 2011

Chili powder/mix is really hard to find here, unless it's those seasoning packets with loads of chemicals. So I'm happy to have found this. I made as written, I like that you can kick up the heat when your'e cooking with some extra cayenne if you want to. Very quick to put together, it'll be a pantry staple for me.

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magpie diner March 19, 2011

Very good spice mix. Used half the amount in Family Favorite Chili Beans. I do like the fact that there is no salt in the mix. Perfect.
Thanks for posting.

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Chef Dudo March 19, 2011

Family loved this. I only had red pepper flakes,so I used 1/2 tsp as substitute to cayenne. I put all ingredients in coffee grinder for a quick spin. Tastes good without massive heat. Thanks for this recipe.

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KitchenWitch22 October 25, 2010

Great to be able to make my own chili powder at home and not have to go out to the store. I also appreciate that it has no salt. The only thing I'd change is to increase the heat by adding a little more cayenne or other peppers. Thanks for sharing!

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breezermom December 12, 2009

This is a great recipe for chili powder. I don't buy it anymore in the store. A plus is I get to use up some spices. Thanks.

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nemokitty October 12, 2009

Thank you so much for this great tasting LOW SODIUM chili powder! This is definitely going in my cookbook, and is on my shelves for cooking!

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Momma Zakaria October 18, 2008
Chili Powder