chili powder

mild
blend
4.8
based on 4 reviews
shaker jar
2 oz
$6
refill
2 oz
$5
large refill
8 oz
$14
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The mild heat of this chili powder blend allows all these spices to declare themselves nicely without being too overt. Overall the spice blend acts as a nice foundation and starting point for recipes. It's a great mix for those who can't do heat but want to try a bit of spiciness and complexity.
QUICK INFO
chili powder , blend
INGREDIENTS
Ancho chile, pasilla chile, paprika, garlic, onion, cumin. (Salt-free.)
SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS
1,000 - 2,000 SHU
PROCESSING / FORM
blend
VOLUME
2 oz (57 g) per 1/2 cup
CONFUSIONS

It's chill
In the 17th century Spanish-speaking Mexicans adopted the Aztec name for spicy peppers: chilli (Nahuatl language). At that time they modified it to its current spelling of chile, this moniker has also been adopted by the Spanish-language influenced American Southwest.

Exported and anglicized in the 17th century it ironically appears again spelled as chilli in English texts of that age. Americans simplified this to chili, with a single "l". In the early 1800s the popular frontier dish "chili" was concocted and the spice blend marketed to make this favorite at home was called chili powder. Today it contains a blend of spices which often includes cumin, oregano, paprika and one or two different types of ground chile peppers.

In culinary circles in the U.S. it has become practice to defer to the Spanish spelling when referring to a single pepper variety. Chili with an "i" ending is reserved for the spice blend.

QUICK FACT

Though initial chili powder blends may have been used by ranchers on cattle drives in the early 1800s, or even much earlier by Aztecs, Incas, and Mayans in Central America, the first commercial blend of chili powder in the United States was made in 1894 by William Gebhardt. This Texas salon owner had a signature chili con carne dish beloved by his town.

 
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