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A question about a recipe: Tuxedo Chili

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I have a question about the recipe "Tuxedo Chili" from TheRunawaySpoon.
I am living in Spain and was wondering....when you say chili powder are you referring to the dark burgundy-colored spice combo which is sold in the US (i.e. Spice Islands or McCormick Chili Powder) and typically used in Southwest cooking...OR the typical bright red Indian chili powder commonly found here which is simply heat without any smokey flavour. Thanks!

asked by puiggirl over 6 years ago

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Mr_Vittles
added over 6 years ago

The former, please.

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Ophelia
added over 6 years ago

All the other spices are ones typically found in a chili spice blend so I would assume that they mean cayenne. 1.5 tsp wouldn't add a whole lot of heat even if I'm wrong.
And the chili in the photo isn't as red as mine get when I add the spice blend.

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TheRunawaySpoon
added over 6 years ago

Yes, American style chili powder. I use a mild version from Penzeys, but it is totally personal taste. You can use a spicer version.

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LE BEC FIN
added over 6 years ago

runaway spoon has answered your question but i would add that CUMIN, cumino, preferably toasted and ground finely, is the primary flavor /spice component of chili powder.

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puiggirl
added over 6 years ago

Thank you! My first visit to this page and so many helpful answers from you all. I will be be following this from now on and looking forward to trying lots of new recipes.

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