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Old 09-04-2007, 02:37 PM   #11
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Some spice mixes are very good. The ones from Penzey's for example.

Dry red chile powder or peppers are not really needed in spaghetti sauce or pizza sauce, so I would just leave them out.

As far as chili goes, like I said, you can buy and use the ingredients for chili powder and leave out the chile pepper. Adding chocolate, beer and even coffee can deepen the taste of chili and black pepper can give it some "bite"

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Old 09-04-2007, 03:37 PM   #12
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How about Szechuan pepper, horseradish and ginger? Or peppermint extract? Like those Red Hot candies.

Not mixed together, obviously.

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Old 09-04-2007, 06:10 PM   #13
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Horseradish and ginger are great ideas, Jeekinz.

Chopped green onions will also add some heat. You can use some in the cooking, and add a few more at the very last.

Black pepper is good, but we also really like white pepper.
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:55 PM   #14
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scezwaun pepper is very sharp with a minty aftertaste that I don't think would taste good in chili Chili powdwer and chili peppers are a breed of there own and I don't know or can not think of a good sub Good Luck
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:45 PM   #15
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Have you tried with allspice (bayberry, Jamaica pepper; in German:. Neue Wűrze, Neugezvi´rz, Nelkenpfeffer, Englisch-Gezotirz, Jarnaikapfeffer, Spezereipfeffer; in French: piment des Anglais, piment de la Jama´que, toute-Úpice)? It's less aromatic than cinnamon, and resembles to chili more than common black, white or red pepper.
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Old 09-07-2007, 12:40 PM   #16
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These are some good ideas, thankyou. I have some allspice, I think, have to check. The cinnamon & clove combo came out nice in spaghetti sauce. I'm tired of eating pot pie while the rest eat chili -lol, I'm going to try some of these ideas soon. I'll let you know how they work out!
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Old 09-12-2007, 10:48 AM   #17
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How about Wasabi paste?
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Old 09-13-2007, 12:44 PM   #18
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Here are a few other alternatives to try:

White Pepper
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Old 09-19-2007, 08:58 AM   #19
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I would try using Wasabi powder combined with cumin, onion and garlic powder. That should give you the bite you are looking for. Just be easy with the cumin or it could go bitter on you.
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:42 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by Kaddehawk View Post
Does anyone know of a good substitute for chili peppers/chili powder? I use cinnamon and cloves instead of crushed red pepper in spaghetti sauce, but I'm not sure it would work for chili.

I'm wondering why you have chiles and chili powder in the same breath? They are NOT from the same product. Chili powder has lots of spices in it, and lord knows how many ppm of insect parts...

Are you looking for something to use that is not "hot?"

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