For chile powder that's fresher and cheaper than store-bought, make your own.
September 21, 2015
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With a kick of heat and full of complex flavor, chile powder is a rich seasoning to add to your dishes. If you’re looking to take stews, grilled meats, beans, tacos and more up a notch, add in a spoonful of this homemade powder. You’ll be amazed at how simple it is to make.
First, stem and seed 2-3 chilies (such as chipotle, guajillo, or pasilla).
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2. Toast Chiles
Toast 1 teaspoon cumin seeds and chiles in a small, dry skillet 3 minutes or until fragrant. Cool.
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Grind in a spice grinder or with with a mortar and pestle until finely ground. Store in an airtight glass container for up to 6 months.