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New Mexico Chile Powder

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What is it?

New Mexico chile powder is made up purely of dried chiles (as opposed to standard “chili powder,” which is actually a mix of ground chiles with several spices like oregano, garlic powder, and cumin. It has a moderate heat level with earthy and fruity undertones. It is commonly used in enchiladas, sauces, and ground beef taco filling.

Don’t have it?

Substitute crumbled dried New Mexico chiles, or, for a slightly different flavor profile, another pure chile powder, such as ancho.

How to store:

Store in a cool, dry place.

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