Skip the trip to the store -- now you can make your own chili powder! Ready in just 10 minutes, this easy spice is a must for any Mexican recipe.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cut open dried peppers; discard stems.* In a well-ventilated area crumble peppers and place in a food processor. Cover and process until a powder forms. When grinding peppers, turn away to avoid inhaling fumes or particles from peppers.

  • In a small jar with a tight-fitting lid combine ground peppers and remaining ingredients. Cover and shake well. Store in a cool, dark place up to 6 months.


Chile peppers contain oils that can irritate your skin and eyes. Wear plastic or rubber gloves when working with them.

Nutrition Facts

7 calories; 0 g total fat; 0 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 0 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 2 mg sodium. 39 mg potassium; 1 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 0 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 580 IU vitamin a; 1 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 1 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 2 mg calcium; 0 mg iron;