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Homemade Chili Powder

Homemade Chili Powder

I ran out of chili powder recently, and this recipe came in handy. It is medium in “heat”, and will not overpower your recipes, but will definitely add a kick.

Makes about 1/2 cup.


  • 4 dry ancho chilies
  • 3 dry New Mexican chilies
  • 1 Tbsp dry cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp Mexican oregano


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Cut the dry chilies in halves and remove the seeds and stems. Flatten them and place them on a large baking sheet and bake 1-2 minutes, or until crisp. (Careful! They burn easily!)
  3. When cool enough to handle, break chilies up and place in a food processor.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until uniformly ground.
  5. Store in an airtight bottle for up to 6 months.

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