Hello Dr. BBQ:
I”ve noticed that you recommend pure chili powder not a blend. How do I tell the difference? I use McCormick’s dark chili powder now. Is that right or should I use something else?
The readily available chili powders like the one you have are very different than ground pure chiles. The powders usually have a lot of salt added as well as some cumin, oregano and other things. Pure ground chiles will be just that, and different chiles should be available. Depending on where you live you may be able to find ground chiles in the supermarket. If they aren’t out front check the Mexican spices and if not you’ll have to order them online. I use www.penderys.com and have been happy with them for years.
From Dave DeWitt: Jeff, chile powders oxidize very guickly, so keep them in glass containers tightly closed in a dark place or even in the refrigerator.