Homemade Chili Powder

So, ahem, I know it’s been a while–a long while–since I promised you I would post my homemade chili powder recipe. But back when I filmed my first-ever vlog on homemade taco seasoning, I had no idea what all goes into blogging and how quickly time would get away from me.

I wanted to post this homemade chili powder recipe because it’s one of the components in my homemade taco seasoning.

So I do apologize, and I hope it will help you now! Better late than never, right?

Homemade Chili Powder


1 tsp. paprika

2 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. cayenne

1 tsp. oregano

2 tsp. garlic powder

Mix everything together and store in a glass jar!

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  1. Joseph says

    You’re missing a key ingredient – the Ancho chili. Here’s my recipe for your consideration – I use a LOT of chili powder in my cooking so I tend to make it up in lager batches.

    ¾ c ground Ancho chili pepper
    2 T ground cumin
    3 tsp garlic powder
    1 tsp paprika
    1 tsp ground Mexican oregano (not as sweet as the Mediterranean variety)
    1 tsp cayenne pepper

  2. L Phillips says

    Just something to keep in mind if you want to keep away from additives and preservatives – even some basic herbs and spices can have additives that aren’t always labeled (unless you buy organic from a trusted source). I have a sensitivity to Magnesium Stearate, which is unfortunately found in most powdered garlics I’ve found. It’s a chemical additive they add to keep it from clumping, but sadly don’t often label:(
    However, with that being said, I am definitely going to write down this chili powder recipe as I have had to avoid chili powder in the past because of the garlic powder issue. With this one I can just add fresh garlic when I go to make the meal! thanks!


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