Making my own spice mixes was a pretty obvious choice. If you read the label on the ones found at the supermarket, they often contain MSG or mystery “spices” – which could be MSG in disguise.
It’s so easy to whip up a batch of homemade spices. And they will most likely be fresher than the premade variety.
Also, I try to source ingredient spices. I’m slowly converting my pantry…
This recipe is for a mild chili powder. It may still be too spicy if you are very sensitive to heat; you can simply decrease or leave out the cayenne pepper. If your prefer a spicier chili powder, increase the amount of cayenne pepper.
Mild Chili Powder
- 3 tablespoons paprika
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 2 tablespoons oregano
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. Shake well before using.