Re: [gardeners] Anaheim Chilis

David G. Smith (
Mon, 26 Apr 1999 05:51:45 -0400

To make chili powder like you buy at the grocery store you'd have to add
other ingredients -- cumin, I'm not sure what else.  


At 11:41 PM 4/25/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi Kris,
>    Yep, make my own chili powder. It is as easy as falling off a log.
>    First let your peppers ripen to the red stage. Then dry them in a
>or in the sun if you get enough sun, making sure there is no moisture as is
>practical. Usually when the chili pod is dry enough it can be crushed with
>fingers. Remove the stems. I grind mine up in a food processor. Be sure the
>little vents are covered with something like saran wrap, to keep little
bits of
>the powder from becoming an airborne irritant to eyes and nose. After
>put in air tight containers/zip lock storage bags. I put some of the chili
>powder in spice containers. I freeze the chili powder in the storage bags to
>make sure none of it gets moldy and stays fresh.
>    The Anaheim chilis that I planted last year made great chili powder.
You can
>make chili powder out of the chili of your choice.
>Bastrop Co.
>SE Central Tx.
> wrote:
>> In a message dated 4/25/99 12:24:09 PM, burdekij@BVSD.K12.CO.US writes:
>> << > Hi David,
>> >     I enjoyed them fried and peeled, in salsa, and they make great chili
>> powder.
>> > >>
>> Allen do you and George make your own chili powder? I would be
interested in
>> learning how to do this. I am not a pepper lover but I do like chili. Does
>> that make any sense? Of course I don't drink beer either but I put it in my
>> chili.<grin>
>> Kris P
>> Z 5  IL