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Old 01-02-2010, 03:09 PM   #1
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Favorite Chili Powder?

from an internet/catalog service, such as Penzeys? What is yours? I'm looking for the spice mix, not pure ground chile peppers. You know, those that also usually have oregano, cumin, garlic, etc. in them. My main two uses are Tex-Mex recipes (such as enchilada sauce) and chili soup. Oh, and we have a 7yo that likes some heat, but not a lot, so it needs to be a bit mild by adult tastes. TIA!

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Old 01-02-2010, 05:40 PM   #2
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I love Spice Islands Chili Powder and Penzey's Chili 3000. Spice Islands is a little milder.
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:20 PM   #3
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i use spice islands as well. i do surf a site called spices etc. just have never bout chili from them. very reasonable prices by the way.
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:24 PM   #4
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Never buy the ten pound jug from costco.super sick.not in the good way.
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:59 PM   #5
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I like to blend my own from various dried ground chilis...habanero, chipotle, ancho, arrabal, etc. for general floral mild chili powder...McCormack is good.
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Old 01-02-2010, 11:43 PM   #6
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I like Penzys regular chili powder. For me I use the hit, but it does have a kick so for kids who don't like a lot of spice I would say go for the mild and add your own cayenne pepper to suit your individual heat needs.
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:20 PM   #7
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Penzey's. It's much better and cheaper than most others.
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A bag of ancho peppers and a single chipotle do it for me. You can blend it in a coffee grinder, it costs three bucks and its fresh.
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:48 PM   #9
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A bag of ancho peppers and a single chipotle do it for me. You can blend it in a coffee grinder, it costs three bucks and its fresh.
Well, actually, they are not fresh, they're dried - just like the chile powder.
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:52 PM   #10
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Well, actually, they are not fresh, they're dried - just like the chile powder.
You're right. Ground fresh would be more accurate.
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