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Old 12-20-2004, 03:42 PM   #1
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Chili powder...

I want to make up a batch of chili (baby it's cold outside!) and just discovered I have no chili powder. Does anyone have a spice blend substitute for chili powder?

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Old 12-20-2004, 03:49 PM   #2
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Hi Otter! Thought the in-laws were coming Sunday, but they've decided to stay in Knoxville shopping the outlets, so won't be here until tomorrow. (Whew, the cleaning ladies came today!) So anyway, I had a chance to play here a little.

We are having chili tonight as well. I used the McCormack package of chili seasoning. Here's some stuff you can use - taste test as you go along.

cumin (a must!)
hot sauce
a leedle garlic or garlic powder
S&P
onion or onion powder
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Old 12-20-2004, 03:53 PM   #3
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Hi Otter! Thought the in-laws were coming Sunday, but they've decided to stay in Knoxville shopping the outlets, so won't be here until tomorrow. (Whew, the cleaning ladies came today!) So anyway, I had a chance to play here a little.

We are having chili tonight as well. I used the McCormack package of chili seasoning. Here's some stuff you can use - taste test as you go along.

cumin (a must!)
hot sauce
a leedle garlic or garlic powder
S&P
onion or onion powder
I'm going with those plus a little oregano and basil, but not sure on appropriate proportions of each.
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Old 12-20-2004, 04:01 PM   #4
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I would go light on those. Otherwise it will make your chili taste like spaghetti sauce.
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Old 12-20-2004, 04:15 PM   #5
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I would go light on those. Otherwise it will make your chili taste like spaghetti sauce.
I use just a touch of each. Just for the heck of it, I did a google on "chili powder" and found a recipe. Think I'll start with that and then add to taste, if necessary. Glad I found it, because I would have forgotten the paprika.
http://southernfood.about.com/od/sea...r/bl30420j.htm
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Old 12-20-2004, 04:18 PM   #6
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good deal. problem solved, then.

I'm pouring our chili over Tostitos. What are you having with yours?
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good deal. problem solved, then.

I'm pouring our chili over Tostitos. What are you having with yours?
Won't be having it until Wednesday, but the weather here is going to be brutal over the next few days and I didn't want to have to go to the store again. We like it simply in a big bowl with a lot of Nabisco Saltines.
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Old 12-20-2004, 04:37 PM   #8
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Otter I know that this reply wont help today but in the future the best chilli powder is made from an actual chilli.. All the rest is just seasoning to make something spicey...You can buy dried chillis of your choice..roast them until you smell the aroma...take out seeds and grind into powder. One of the more popular chilli's used is ancho chilli. I started making my chilli w/this method and it makes a difference.
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An easy homemade chili powder recipe.
INGREDIENTS:

1 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
2 teaspoons garlic powder
PREPARATION:

Combine all ingredients; store in an airtight container.
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An easy homemade chili powder recipe.
INGREDIENTS:

1 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
2 teaspoons garlic powder
PREPARATION:

Combine all ingredients; store in an airtight container.
Thanks k-elf, that is identical to the one I found, so it must be a winner. I certainly wasn't going to go to the store for a jar of chili powder what with the wind chill being 35 below zero!
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