Robb Walsh's Chili Powder

Robb Walsh's Chili Powder

Come up with a good recipe for chili powder, and it will give you some of the confidence to call your chili the best you’ve ever made. The Texas restaurateur Robb Walsh uses a version of this recipe in his classic chili con carne, but feel free to use it in any recipe that needs a hit of smoke and depth of flavor.
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  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    Toast chiles in a pan, then remove them and allow to cool. In the same pan, toast cumin seeds.
  2. Step 2

    Seed the anchos and cut them into strips and then process them in a spice grinder with the cumin seeds, a big pinch of Mexican oregano and, if you like, a shake of garlic powder.
  3. Step 3

    Use it in chili, or store in a sealed jar. Use it quickly, though. It grows stale fast.