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Home Made Chili Powder


1/2 cup Paprika
4 each Dried Ancho Chilies, Pull stems save seeds
4 each Dried Pasilla Chilies, Pull stems save seeds
2 each Chili Arbol, Pull Stems save seeds
2 each Dried Chipotle Chilies, Pull stems save seeds
3 each Bay Leaves
1/2 cup Pumpkin Seeds
1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
8 tsp Ground Cumin
4 tsp Dried Oregano
4 tsp Salt
2 tsp Granulated Garlic
2 tsp Cuban Espresso
1 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Ground Clove
1/4 tsp Cinnamon


Tear all the chilies into rough pieces.
In a large dry sauté pan dry roast all of the ingredients for about 10 minutes over medium heat. Place the mixture in a food processor and blend to a fine powder.
Store in an air tight container


This Chili Powder, which, aside from using it in chili, can also be used as dry rub on pork or chicken. I took Best in Presentation and second in Overall in the 2006 Annual IRL Chili Cook-off competition with this recipe. - Chef Eddie

Submitted By:

Chef Eddie Wilson