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California Chili Powder


  • 1/4 cup ground California or New Mexico chiles
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons cayenne
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons onion salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. In a 1/3- to 1/2-cup tall narrow clear jar, layer the ingredients, contracting light layers with the dark layers.

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California Chili Powder

To use, shake jar or stir spices until blended.

Use to season cooked dried beans (home-cooked or canned), soups and stews, or rub onto meats, seafood or poultry to pan-fry, roast or barbecue.

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