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How to Make Chili Powder


Often times, ambulance unhealthy I run out of the most basic spices and herbs that my pantry should have. The other day I desperately needed Chili Powder and of course I was plumb out. The next best thing was to make my own Chili Powder recipe. This is an easy recipe and contains most of the herbs and spices you have on hand at home. The perfect substitute for Chili Powder!


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How to Make Chili Powder
Recipe type: Spice
Prep time: 
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Yields: 7 tsps
The perfect substitute for Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  1. Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container.



7 Responses to How to Make Chili Powder

  • Joe Wood B says:

    Thanks very much,here in Costa Rica,nobody sells “powder chili” and I have in mind,opening a small “Chili Beans Take Out ” deal,and needed a good receipe.Customs will not allow to import powder chili,it’s nuts,but that is the law.Once I open,I will keep you up to date,in order to see how it works out.Again,thanks buddy.

  • Courtney says:

    Thank you for this! I also live overseas (in Japan) and haven’t been able to find chili powder here. Now that I have this recipe I can make delicious chili for me and my husband! 😀

  • leah says:

    I was in the middle of making a pumpkin chicken chili and realized I was out of chili powder and was dreading going out to get some more. I searched for a substitute and found this page and it was such a HUGE lifesaver! Thank you so much.

  • Gina Watson says:

    Would this replace mild chili powder? Thanx for your response

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