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Homemade Chili Powder Recipe

Learn how to make your own Homemade Chili Powder Recipe at home with just 6 ingredients to be used in any and all recipes calling for standard American chili powder. NO preservatives, salt or oils added to this version!

Course Sides
Cuisine American, Vegan
Keyword chili powder recipe, diy chili powder, homemade chili powder mix, homemade chili powder recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 tablespoons
Author Brandi Doming


  • 3 1/2 tablespoons regular paprika (not smoked or hot)
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons ancho chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a small bowl, and whisk very well. Or, add them to a jar with a lid, shake vigorously to ensure even mixing. Store for 6 months in the pantry. Use in any recipe calling for standard chili powder.

Recipe Notes

ANCHO CHILI POWDER: This is made from dried and roasted poblano peppers and is where the heat comes in to make chili powder spicy in dishes. It also has subtle smoky notes, which is delicious. You cannot omit this, as it completes the flavor profile. You can find this at nearly every grocery store in the spice isle. I even buy mine at Target. It is much less spicy than cayenne though, so don't worry about this being too spicy of a chili powder!