1. Home
  2. Recipe Box

How to make Chili Powder from Scratch

Learn how to make chili powder from scratch right now.  It’s so easy.

The flavor of homemade chili with this seasoning is …unbelievable.  You can customize it to suit your tastes – aka make your own unique blend.  I will give you the basics and you go from there…

How to make Chili Powder #MissHomemade

How to Make Chili Powder 

5 dried poblano chiles*
2 TBS ground cumin
1 TBS paprika
1 TBS garlic powder
1 TBS onion powder
1 TBS ground coriander
2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried thyme

Make sure the dried poblanos are bendable and don’t break (if they do, they are too old). Rip off the stem and make sure the seeds are removed.  Tear into small pieces and put into a skillet that is pre-heated on medium high.  Let toast for 4 minutes and remove from heat.
When cooled, place in a food processor or blender and process to make powder.  Add the remaining spices and hit it a few times to blend.  It is now ready to put into your chili.

This recipe is enough to make a pot of chili using 2 pounds of ground beef.  If you are using one pound, just use half of this and put in a glass jar with a tight lid to store.

*Dried ancho chiles are spicier and may also be used instead of poblanos.

Chili Recipe

Spice Mix Recipes