Chili Powder Mix

"This uses paprika as a base (no weird ingredients). I mixed a half batch of this up to use in Recipe #205839 and it tasted great. From AHA's Low-Salt Cookbook."
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Ready In:
4 T




  • In a medium bowl, toss all ingredients gently with spoon until well blended.
  • Store in an airtight container in cool, dark, dry place for up to 6 months.
  • Use in place of packaged chili powder.

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  1. cookiedog
    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.
  2. dmjbec
    Paprika is not a chili powder for making chili, the dish. Just use anchos or guajillo's which are available in most US supermarkets. Any dried chili should work tho.
  3. Tom N.
    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.
  4. PaulaG
    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.
  5. free-free
    great DIY seasoning mix- THANKS- made for "I Recommend Tag"-


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