Homemade Chili Powder Recipe

If you're ever in the middle of a recipe and realize you're out of chili powder (as I found myself not so long ago), here is a quick and easy substitute recipe! It's always nice to remember that, for the most part, there are always substitutes and alternatives when you run out of something in the middle of cooking or find that you don't have what you thought you did when you're in the middle of a recipe. And it is reassuring to me that I can quickly and easily turn to the world wide web and find a suggestion in no time flat every time it happens too!

We used this chili powder recipe in a Fajita Recipe recently and the flavor was great! It worked very well in a pinch. :)

Homemade Chili Powder from About Food

1 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
2 teaspoons garlic powder

  1. In a small resealable container (small Tupperware works well), combine seasonings. Stir gently, or place lid on Tupperware and shake until evenly combined. Use in place of chili powder in any recipe.


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