By Mille® on January 07, 2002
Photo by Lavender Lynn
Photo by Lavender Lynn
"Yes, it's copycat, but it's dirt cheap and has only 4 mg. sodium per tablespoon"
Serving Size: 1 (26 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I ran out of Chili Powder, so I tried this! I reduced the cayenne to 1/4 tsp. (kiddos)and added 1/4 tsp. white pepper. This Chili powder has great balanced flavor. No need to buy the stores Chili Powder again. Thank you Miller!"
"Thanks for this one. I'll never buy a pre-mix again. Ed"
"I used this recipe in a pinch and had to size the recipe down a Lot as I had only about half a teaspoon of paprika. As a result, I ended up having to estimate quantities a bit but it seems like this recipe is foolproof! It turned out great!! Thanks so much!"
"I've only used this twice so far but both times the dishes came out fantastic! I used it on Recipe #32015 and then using the same marinade, used it on grilled chicken. Delicious! Even without any salt whatsoever! The only change I made was to reduce the cayenne pepper to 1/2 tsp. Thanks!"
"Thank you! I used 3/4 tsp cayenne pepper and 3/4 tsp ground chipotle pepper for a rich, aromatic blend. It smells devine. Can't wait for my ribs tonight!"
"I'm allergic to garlic, and it is impossible to find a chili powder commercially made that does NOT have garlic in it. This recipe opened up my options again! It tastes amazing. Perfect balance of flavor. My husband can't tell the difference between this and regular chili powder so I've stopped buying the store stuff and this is my "go to" when it comes to chili powder! Thank you so much!"
"My husband decided he wanted some chili and when I went to gather the ingredients, I realized that I was out of chili powder. I'm not a big fan of bought powder anyway because I always have to add something to get the right taste. I found this recipe using google and tried it just as shown. Lo and behold, it was exactly to my taste. Other than some fresh ground black pepper which I would have added anyway, it was perfect. No point in buying it anymore when I already have the ingredients on hand and like this better. Thanks Mille."
"Out of Chili powder tonight and this saved me! Good flavour. I actually increased the cayenne, and it was perfect."
"Thank you! We use this all the time. Makes a great rub! We put it on chicken, pork & beef. Love LOVE the low sodium content."
"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!!!"
"Super! And easy! Thanks"
"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 :)"
"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."
"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"
"Love making my own spice mixes. We use chili powder all the time at our house. Made for I recommend."
"This was a life saver in a pinch! Thank you for sharing! Update (7-15-12) - it's been some time but this is my absolute GO TO recipe for chili powder. I have found that we are not overly fond of oregano -- and reducing the amount in the recipe made this a perfect match for us! Awesome adaptability!"
"Like everyone else, I discovered I was out of chili powder and this came to the rescue. I will increase the cayenne a bit next time, because I like it hot! Thanks for saving my night."
"I have made this several times and it is perfect, it has made all of my recipes that call for chili powder taste even better. Put everything in a little mason jar and give it a shake! Highly recommended."