Oven Dried Jalapeno Powder

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This homemade, oven dried jalapeno powder is easy to make and makes a great addition to any spice rack. Just one ingredient is all it takes to have a spicy kick on hand for any recipe you like.

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If you love spicy food, then this is the recipe for you. This simple recipe uses only dried jalapenos and a spice grinder. That’s it!

Jalapeno Powder

I love spicy food. I think the heat just elevates the flavors in almost any dish. One of my favorite ways to add spice is with jalapeno. They’re my favorite hot pepper. Sometimes, though, I don’t want chunks of jalapeno. That’s when I add this easy powder. I get all the flavor and heat while keeping my desired texture.

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Ingredients

You only need 1 ingredient to make this super easy recipe.

  • jalapenos
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Instructions

You only need a few minutes of prep and a couple of hours of baking to make this recipe. It’s so simple.

Step 1: Preheat oven to 200ºF.

Step 2: Cut the ends off of each jalapeno. 

Step 3: Slice jalapenos crosswise into ⅛-inch slices.

Step 4: Place jalapeno slices on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.

Step 5: Bake for 2 hours or until hard and dried.

Step 6: Place dried jalapeno slices in a spice grinder. 

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Step 7: Grind until they become a fine powder.

Overhead shot of spice grinder full of jalapeno powder

Equipment

You’ll only need a few basic pieces of kitchen equipment to make this recipe.

  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet
  • Spice grinder

Substitutions

Your Favorite Peppers: You can use any of your favorite hot peppers for this recipe.

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Options

Looking for ways to change up this jalapeno powder recipe? Here are some suggestions.

Mexican Spice Blend: Combine the powder with chili powder, Hungarian sweet paprika, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, and salt to taste to make your own Mexican spice blend.

Other Spices: You can make other spice blends for specific dishes by combining this jalapeno powder with marjoram, chives, parsley, oregano, dill, coriander, or garlic in any combination you like.

Tips:

  • Wear gloves when working with jalapenos, especially while slicing.
  • Slice your jalapenos to a uniform thickness for even drying.
  • NEVER touch your face while working with hot peppers.
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FAQ

How long will jalapeno powder last?

It will last for up to a year, but it has the most flavor and kick in the first 6 months.

What can you add jalapeno powder to?

Almost anything you want. Some great options are chili, cornbread, salsa, sauces, spice blends, stews, taco meat, or sprinkled over chicken, eggs, pork, and even popcorn.

Will grinding dried jalapenos in my spice mill ruin it?

No. Just clean it thoroughly.

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Jalapeno Powder

Ready to make this jalapeno powder? Then print the recipe card below.

Yield: 1/4 cup

Jalapeno Powder

Jalapeno Powder

Jalapeno powder is an easy spice to make. Using just one ingredients, you'll have a powder that adds a spicy kick to any recipe.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 jalapenos or 1 cup dried jalapeno slices

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200ºF.
  2. Cut the ends off of each jalapeno. 
  3. Slice jalapenos crosswise into ⅛-inch slices.
  4. Place jalapeno slices on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 2 hours or until hard and dried.
  6. Place dried jalapeno slices in a spice grinder.  Grind until they become a fine powder.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 4Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 0mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 0g

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