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Homemade Chili Powder

You may think making homemade chili powder is a bit excessive, but trust me on this, it's not. It's absolutely worth the extra effort.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Ingredient
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Servings 0.5 cup




  • Toast the chiles and cumin seeds according to the instructions above.
  • Using a set of kitchen shears, cut the chiles into small pieces.
  • Add the cumin seeds, Mexican oregano, and granulated garlic to your spice grinder and grind until powdered.
  • Working in batches, grind all of the chile peppers into a coarse powder. Mix together and store in an airtight jar in a cool dark place.


Most home spice grinders only hold a small quantity of ingredients, so you'll need to grind the chiles in a few batches then mix them together afterward.
If you want to be able to knock it all out in one batch and in just a few seconds, a C Goldenwall grinder can do it easily (it's what I use).
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