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Alton Brown's Chili Powder


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  • 3 ancho chilies, stemmed, seeded and sliced
  • 3 cascabel chiles, stemmed, seeded and sliced
  • 3 dried arbol chiles, stemmed, seeded and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons whole cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika



Step 1

1.Toast the chiles and cumin seeds in a cast iron skillet for a few minutes. Don't let them cook too long and inhale the smoke, because you'll get a nasty chemical burn in lungs, nose and throat.

2.let the chiles and seeds cool. all the ingredients into a blender and blend on the highest speed you blender can dish out. in an airtight jar. sure to wash you blender carafe a few times after doing this or you fruit smoothy or margarita will taste like chiles.


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