There’s no need for the cost and fillers in store bought chili powder. The homemade chili powder recipe is easy, tasty, and frugal!
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!
Thank you for the recipe. I love your site!
You are welcome! Thank you! 🙂
How much do you use per pound of meat in your chili?
I use about 2 Tablespoons per pound.
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
Thanks for sharing your recipe, too! 🙂
Thank you for your recipes.
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!
Thanks for the tip!
Hi Erin: Thank you so much for the recipes. You have helped me finish My Homemade Spice Project. I’m replacing all of the Herb and Spice mixes in the kitchen cabinets. I started last year and kind of fell off – thanks for the leg up! 🙂
Hi L.Phillips: I use single herbs from MountainRoseHerbs.com – they are my trusted source for Organic and/or Wildcrafted herbs and spices. I don’t know that anyone in my family has allergies to additives like Magnesium Stearate, but I want clean, non-toxic food for my family. Thank you for the tip.
Thanks! I’m pinning this! 🙂 I just ran out chili powder, and was wondering if I should buy some more, and what those mysterious ‘natural spices’ are, that are listed in the ingredient list (along with silicon dioxide).
Thanks for pinning! I use this recipe to make my own all the time!
Can you tell me where I can get the spice containers in the picture? The ones with the silver and black lids. I’m looking into making my own spices and things and I was wondering if those spice containers would be something you would recommend?
I think we got them at Bed, Bath and Beyond…they came with a spice rack, but it was a lonnnnng time ago (like 10 years)! But we recently got some nice spice containers at Ikea!
Thanks for the recipe! I was out of chili poder tonight and didn’t really want to go to the store. Plus I didn’t want sodium in my spices. Thanks for a great tasting recipe!
I didn’t have cayenne pepper but I had chili pepper and it tasted great as a substitute!
No dried chili powder in this mix?