Make your own garlic, onion, or chili powders with this simple recipe and avoid any artificial ingredients.
Author: Katie Wells
fresh onionsgarlic cloves, or chili peppers of choice
Gather a few onions, several heads of garlic, or 8-10 peppers.
Make sure all vegetables are clean, and peel onions and garlic cloves.
Slice onions and garlic into thin slices and put on a sheet in the dehydrator or on lowest setting in the oven. Slice peppers in half and remove seeds and place on dehydrator sheet or on baking sheet in oven on lowest setting.
Dehydrate until they are completely dry and not leathery. They should be brittle enough to break by hand. Check every few hours and remove any pieces that are done.
When all are done drying, put into coffee grinder, food processor, or blender. If you want individual spices, blend separately.
Once they are finely powdered, leave them in the food processor or blender with the lid on for at least 10 minutes to let it settle. This is important! Trust me... I learned the hard way! Opening it too soon will lead to a rapid sinus cleanse :-)
Store in glass jars and enjoy!
Use a mix of sweet and spicy peppers to make chili powder. If you like spicier chili powder, use spicier peppers.