homemade chili powder recipe

Homemade chili powder is displayed in a white bowl with a wooden spoon.

This homemade chili powder recipe with flavor beyond spicy heat is superior to anything you can buy. Do it yourself and design your perfect blend. 


  • 1 Tbsp. of hot smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. of sweet paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. of dried oregano
  • 1 ½ tsp. of ground cumin
  • 1 ½ tsp. of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. of onion powder
  • 1 tsp. of ground chipotle pepper
  • 1 tsp. of ground ancho pepper


  1. Grind the chili if you buy it whole or as chili flakes.
  2. Mix all the ingredients and store in a sealed container.
  3. Homemade chili powder stays as potent as the oldest spice included in the mix.


  • Control the flavor and heat by experimenting with different kinds of paprika or chilis.
  • Store homemade chili powder in a sealed container in a cool place, away from heat sources (your stove). That will keep it fresher for longer.

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