Carol’s Chile Powder

A homemade chile (chili) powder made from whole, dried, Mexican chiles.

  • 5 chiles ancho
  • 5 chiles guajillo
  • 1/2 cup paprika
  • 1/2 cup ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup garlic salt
  • 2 T ground allspice
  • 2 tsp powdered cloves
  • 1/4 cup ground oregano

Seed chiles. Place in blender and grind fine. Warning: Do not open lid and sniff until dust settles, unless you want your sinuses cleaned. Add rest of ingredients and blend well. Store in covered container in a dry place.