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homemade chili powder in a glass jar with a spoon on the side on white table top

The "Best" Basic Chili Powder Recipe

Course: Dressings, Seasonings, etc.
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Keto, Low-Carb, Paleo, THM, Vegan, whole30
Keyword: Chili Powder Recipe
Looking for a Great Chili Powder Recipe that doesn't use a lot of fancy ingredients? This is it! Make your own Homemade Spice Blends and save money!
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  • Place all ingredients in a bowl.
  • Blend thoroughly.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Paprika is a pepper and should be refrigerated for maximum shelf life and potency.


Use 1-2 Tbsp of chili powder per pound of meat, or to taste.
I recommend toasting cumin seeds first and then adding the ground seeds to this recipe. One of my readers said that it makes this recipe extra special!