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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