Condiments & Seasonings

Homemade Firehouse Hot Chili Powder

Firehouse Hot Chili Powder is a Mexican-style condiment and seasoning mix that has a spicy and pungent taste. This homemade version is very easy to prepare and it only requires a few spices and simple kitchen tools like a mortar and pestle, food processor or blender. The flavor of this homemade powder is more intense and fresher tasting than its packaged counterpart, so it’s best to use a little bit less. This powder will keep in the pantry shelf for about 6 months.

Ingredients used:

  • 6 tablespoons - Paprika
  • 2 tablespoons - Turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon - Dried chili peppers
  • 1 teaspoon - Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon - Oregano
  • 0.5 teaspoon - Cayenne
  • 0.5 teaspoon - Garlic powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon - Salt
  • 0.25 teaspoon - Ground cloves

Recipe steps:

  • Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them.
  • Using a mortar and pestle, food processor or blender, grind the mix until you get a fine powder.
  • Store the chili powder in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
  • To use the chili powder, add a small amount to your dishes as the flavor is more intense than store-bought versions.

Making your own Firehouse Hot Chili Powder is a great way to bring a unique flavor to your dishes. This homemade version is easy to make and you can easily store it in an airtight container and keep it for up to 6 months. Enjoy the intense and pungent flavor of this homemade chili powder and remember to use a bit less than store-bought versions!