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Chili Powder

Chili powder can be as hot or as mild as you would like; choose the chiles accordingly – anchos are mild while habaneros and guajillos tend to be hot."


3 ounces mixed dried chiles (i.e. Ancho, Guajillo)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon cumin seed, toasted
¼ teaspoon cayenne powder


Toast chiles in a dry skillet over medium heat. Toast each side for a few minutes until chiles are fragrant. Cool and remove seeds and skin from the chiles. Break the chiles into 1-inch pieces. Place the chiles in the bowl of the Cuisinart spice grinder. Pulse 10 times, and then process until ground, about 30 to 40 seconds. To the ground chiles, add the oregano, garlic powder, cumin, and cayenne. Grind spices together for 30 seconds.
Use immediately or contain in a sealed glass jar. Store in a dry, cool place.

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Makes ¼ cup

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This recipe can be prepared using the following Cuisinart® products:
Spice and Nut Grinder