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Firecracker Chili Powder

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars

"This is a chili powder that I created myself. Regular chili powder was just not cutting it, and the chili powder packets tasted, well.... packety... As they say, necessity is the mother of invention. The recipe will make a small canister of powder. This will be good for 1-3 batches of chili depending on batch size and intensity of the flavoring. "
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5 m servings 24
Original recipe yields 3 servings (3 tablespoons)


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  1. Mix the ground dried chilies, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, black and red pepper blend, garlic powder, ground cumin, and ground nutmeg in a small bowl. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 24 calories; 1.2 4.9 1 0 442 Full nutrition

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We like this! It made the last of the chili powder that we had go farther. Also - it tasted great and we thought the nutmeg was ingenious! Thanks.

This is absolutely what I needed for today. I plan on using this on air popped popcorn and spicing up baked oyster crackers. Thank you so much for sharing this.

Don't skip the nutmeg--it's a "secret weapon" in a lot of savory recipes!

Easy! Call it chili powder...taco seasoning...this one is multi-purpose. BTW...I skipped the nutmeg because that just seemed out of place.

Easy to make when store-bought chili powder is running low.

The first time I made this recipe, I used about half of it for chili that I entered into a chili cook off at my church - and it was a huge hit! I kept the rest in an airtight container until it...

Awsome really easy to make

I’ve used this several times and it works out every time in a pinch.

It was great! Thank you for the recipe. However, it is for those who love hot chili. I enjoyed so much and like the others will never go back to the packets again. However, I will cut down ...