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Toasted Chili Powder

Yields1 ServingPrep Time20 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time25 mins

Fresh ground Chili Powder is amazing. Toasted...even better.

 3 ancho chiles, dried
 3 arbol chiles, dried
 3 guajillo chiles, dried
 3 puya chiles, dried
 2 Tablespoons whole cumin seeds
 2 Tablespoons garlic powder
 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Using a sharp knife stem and seed all the peppers.


Place all of the chilies and the cumin into a medium nonstick saute pan over medium-high heat. Cook, moving the pan around constantly, until you begin to smell the cumin toasting, about 5 minutes. Set aside and cool completely.


Once cool, place the chilies and cumin into a blender or spice grinder then process until a fine powder is formed. Allow the powder to settle for at least a minute before removing the lid or you might choke and sneeze on the powder. Add the garlic powder, oregano, and paprika. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.