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Homemade Green Chili Powder

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours
Total Time 10 hours 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10 to 20 fresh green chilies Anaheim peppers, jalapeño peppers, etc...

Instructions

  • Cut the stem and/or cap off of the chili peppers, then slice the peppers in half lengthwise (keep seeds in), then:

Option 1: Dehydrate using a dehydrator (faster, 8 to 10 hours)

  • Place pepper halves in dehydrator and follow your machine's instructions. It typically takes 8 to 10 hours at 125 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove the dried chili peppers from the dehydrator, then grind them using either a spice grinder or mortar and pestle.
  • Store the green chili powder in an airtight container.

Option 2: Dehydrate by the sun (slower, 3 to 4 days)

  • Place the chili peppers on a plate or baking dish, then set the dish in a location with direct sunlight.
  • Once the chilies are dried (3 to 4 days), grind the chilies using a spice grinder or mortar and pestle.
  • Store the green chili powder in an airtight container.

Notes

Consider your preferred spiciness level and flavor profile when making your green chili powder. For instance, just to name a few options:
- Anaheim peppers: Mild heat, slightly sweet
- Padron peppers: Mild heat, slightly nutty
- Hatch peppers: Mild to medium heat and earthy
- Jalapeño peppers: Medium heat, bright and grassy
- Serrano peppers: Medium heat (hotter than jalapeño), bright and grassy