Smoked Chili Pepper Powder

Prep Time
Cook Time
8h 10m
Ready In

"I make this powder every year with peppers from my garden. This powder is great to add to BBQ sauce, chili or soup; it adds a nice smoky flavor with a lot of heat! The color of the powder will depend on which type of chili pepper you are using; I used green chili peppers here so of course my powder is green. I posted 4 pounds of peppers but you can use whatever amount you like."

Original recipe yields 64 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (30 g)
  • Calories 3.9
  • Total Fat - 0 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 300 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1 g
  • Sugars - 1 g
  • Protein - 0 g
  • Calcium - 20.1 mg
  • Iron - 0 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Wash the peppers and pat them dry; place in a couple of baking pans on a single layer and into a prepared smoker.

Step 2

Smoke for 3 to 4 hours.

Step 3

Allow to cool and remove and discard the stems while wearing rubber gloves.

Step 4

Place the peppers on a single layer in a food dehydrator and dehydrate until completely dried up, about 4 hours.

Step 5

NOTE: For this next step you should be wearing a mask because the powder gets into your mouth and nose as you breathe.

Step 6

Place the dried peppers a few at a time in a spice grinder and pulverize into a powder.

Step 7

Pour the powder into glass mason jars for future use.

Tips & Variations

  • Smoker
  • Dehydrator

Tags : Spicy