Total Time
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together well and store in a tightly capped glass jar.


Most Helpful

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.

Bill G. December 30, 2016

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.

nemokitty April 26, 2010

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!

christinaleans September 02, 2009

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