Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
This is one of several "spice mixes" that I've used for years. I prefer it to commercial chili powder because it is salt-free. You can adjust the "heat" to your liking by adding more or less cayenne pepper to the mix. This recipe yields about 1/4 cup of chili powder - I was asked to change the yield from 1/4 cup to 14 1/4 teaspoons.
- 3 tablespoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano, crumbled
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Mix together well and store in a tightly capped glass jar.
This is a delicious chili spice recipe. It absolutely does not need salt. The oregano and turmeric add a subtle touch of sweetness. A double batch is about right for a full crock-pot of chili.
I was low on chili powder so I gave this one a try. I like the fact it uses up spices I already have and also that it's salt-free. Thanks for the recipe.
Excellent recipe. I am not one to be concerned about salt content, I just like my spices and spice mixes fresh. This mix is so flavorful that it doesn't need a grain of salt. Instead of garlic powder, I just add fresh garlic to the dish and I like it hotter, so I just add more cayenne. Thanks for the great recipe!