Spice Blends

Momma’s Chili Powder

A Momma’s Grub Food Truck Recipe. We used this spice blend in our Skillet Street Corn, and to make Beef Chili on those cold blustery days. This blend is also used in our Chili Spiced Seasoning Salt, Taco Seasoning, Chipotle BBQ Rub and Momma’s Rib Rub. There are two versions of the recipe included here. One that will yield about a cup and one that will yield about four and a half cups. When I make this, I always make the large batch so I can make the other blends that this is used in as well. Plus, this is one of my go to spice blends for grilled chicken and veggies so we use it frequently.

Momma’s Chili Powder

Recipe by creativepantry


  • Small Batch
  • 1/4 cup Smoked Paprika

  • 1/4 cup Ancho Chili, powder

  • 1/8 cup Garlic, granulated

  • 1/8 cup Onion, granulated

  • 1/8 cup Cumin, ground

  • 1/8 cup Coarse Kosher Salt (see note)

  • 1 Tablespoon Chipotle, powder

  • 1 Tablespoon Black Pepper

  • 3/4 teaspoon Mexican Oregano, Ground or Coriander, ground

  • Large Batch
  • 1 cup Smoked Paprika

  • 1 cup Ancho Chili, powder

  • 1/2 cup Garlic, granulated

  • 1/2 cup Onion, granulated

  • 1/2 cup Cumin, ground

  • 1/2 cup Coarse Kosher Salt (see note)

  • 1/4 cup Chipotle, powder

  • 1/4 cup Black Pepper

  • 1 tablespoon Mexican Oregano, Ground or Coriander, ground


  • Blend all spices together
  • Enjoy in your next pot of Chili or sprinkled on Roast Veggies
  • If you made the large batch, make additional blends: Momma’s Rib Rub, Taco Seasoning, Chili Spiced Seasoning Salt or Chipotle BBQ Rub.
  • For Momma’s Rib Rub mix 1 cup Momma’s Chili Powder with 2 cups Brown Sugar.
  • For Chili Spiced Seasoning Salt mix 1 cup Momma’s Chili Powder with 1/2 cup Fine Grain Sea Salt, our preferred salt for all of our seasoning salts is Himalayan Pink Salt.


  • Using fine grain salt will result in this being two salty for chili powder, it will however make it into a great Chili Spiced Seasoning Salt. And yes, that is exactly how our Chili Spiced Seasoning Salt came to be. If you don’t have coarse ground salt, start with 1/4 the amount noted and adjust if needed.

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