Chile Powder

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Smoking Fanatic
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Sep 8, 2006
Casa Grande, AZ
Anyone here make their own? If so, do you use whole dried chilies and roast them and then grind them? If so, I would be interested in a good recipe if you're willing to share. I make my own using dried powders, but never dried whole chilies. Especially after bringing out the oils after dry roasting them.

Mods: I didn't know if this belonged in GD or Recipe Forum. Please feel free to move it if it's in the wrong forum. Thanks
Try to remove the stem and any seeds before you toast/grind your chiles, this can help them from tasting bitter. Try mixing chiles for a deeper flavor such as Chipotle and Ancho. I only grind as needed, they seem to keep the flavor longer.
I forgot an important queation, what kind of chiles do you intend to use?

Try this simple rub:
1 part fresh ground chipotle powder
1 part fresh ground peppercorns
1 Koscher salt (your taste)
1 1/2 parts brown sugar
2 parts sweet Spanish Paprika
1/2 part Cumin
12 part fresh ground Corriander seeds

You can add-on, but this will give you a nice basic rub with some heat and you can adjust from there. Good luck my friend. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.