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Sweet Chili Powder

Sweet Chili Powder
Sweet Chili Powder
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Sweet Chili Powder

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100287 001
$7.44
Net Weight:
2.9 oz
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Sweet Chili Powder is also called sweet chili seasoning, sweet chili spice, or spicy sweet chili seasoning.
 

What is Sweet Chili Powder

Typical chili powder is simply a blend of the spices commonly used in Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes. The base spices used are commonly ancho chile powder, cumin, paprika, and Mexican oregano. Depending on the brand other spices like cayenne, coriander, garlic powder, and onion powder may also be included. Sweet Chili Powder is a different from most other chili powders as it possesses a light touch of sweetness from cinnamon and some subtle molasses notes from demerara sugar. The chile powders used in this blend are on the mild side of the heat scale.
 

History of Chili Powder

Like many seasoning blends chili powder has a colorful back story. Some food historians believe that the first bowl of chili was created in the early 1800's just outside of Laramie, Wyoming on a cattle drive. Other food historians have a darker tale to tell of how Aztecs, who had been waging a war with invading Spanish conquistadors, would cut up the captured Spaniards they had defeated in battle, season them with a variety of spicy chile peppers, and eat them. This was not only considered normal, but was likely viewed as a great honor.

William Gebhardt created the first commercial blend of chili powder in the U.S. in 1894 with his signature chili con carne. Gebhardt owned a saloon in New Braunfels, Texas and his chili was the town's favorite dish. The chile peppers that Gebhardt used in making his chili were only available seasonally so he was not able to make this best-selling dish year round. As any enterprising small businessman would do, he made the trek down to Mexico, found a group of chile farmers who could supply him with Ancho Chiles and started importing them. He processed the chile peppers into a powder through a small meat grinder.
 

What does Sweet Chili Powder Taste Like

Earthy flavor with a mild heat and some sweet undertones.
 

How do You use Sweet Chili Powder

Most commonly used to season chili or chili con carne and is also used to season Latin dishes such as enchiladas and tacos. Add this versatile seasoning to beans, casseroles, meatloaf, pasta, sauces, soups, stews, and vegetables. As a rub it works well with grilled chicken or slow-cooked pork shoulder.

One of our customers tells us that "the sweeter flavor is perfect when they want a chili for chili dogs, chili burgers or when the grand kids come over for chili". Two of our favorite recipes using Sweet Chili Powder are Sweet Chickpea Chili in Slow Cooker and Mexican Stir Fry.

What can I Substitute for Sweet Chili Powder

The best substitute for Sweet Chili Powder is Taco Seasoning, Cajun Seasoning, or Creole Seasoning and add a little bit of cinnamon or sugar to pick up the additional sweet flavor.

 

IngredientsAncho chile powder, New Mexico chile powder, garlic, coriander, paprika, cumin, sugar, oregano, and cinnamon
Also CalledSweet chili seasoning, sweet chili spice, or spicy sweet chili seasoning
Recommended UsesUse in beans, burgers, casseroles, chili, chili con carne, enchiladas, meatloaf, pasta, sauces, soups, stews, tacos, and vegetables
Flavor ProfileEarthy flavor with a mild heat and some sweet undertones
CuisineMexican, American Southwest
How To StoreAirtight container in a cool, dark place
Shelf Life6-12 months
Country of OriginUSA
Dietary PreferencesGluten Free, Non-GMO

 

Hungry for More Information

The Best Peppers for Chili
What are the Best Chili Spices?
A Spicy Guide to New Mexican Cuisine
Roots of American Cuisine

 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving

Calories16

% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g

Cholesterol0mg0%

Sodium0.9mg0%

Total Carbohydrate3.1g1%

Dietary Fiber0.3g1%

Total Sugars0.3g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g

Protein0.2g0%

Vitamin D0mcg0%

Calcium7mg1%

Iron0mg1%

Potassium19mg0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

4.9 out of 5
18 total ratings.

laura c. (Verified buyer) 03/22/2022
Sweet, Sweet Chili Intense flavor but not an overpowering heat bomb.

jeff b. (Verified buyer) 12/07/2021
Great blend Works great in chili

Venita G. (Verified buyer) 08/28/2021
I bought this because it I bought this because it definitely sounded safe and not spicy, just flavorful. We revamped our spice rack when the hubs went low salt.

Rene H. (Verified buyer) 02/24/2021
Oh my. This is good Oh my. This is good stuff.

Legato C. (Verified buyer) 06/11/2020
It's a great seasoning for It's a great seasoning for chili and tacos!

Larry M. (Verified buyer) 07/29/2019
A truly different chili powder. Was nothing like I expected. Wonderful flavor, makes a great chili 5 way !

Bronwen L. (Verified buyer) 03/13/2019
This is a sweet sight This is a sweet sight to behold and certainly is part of the spice of life!

donald y. (Verified buyer) 05/07/2018
I Love Your Web Site, I Love Your Web Site, With Its Wonderful Recipes And All The Great Spices In One Place, With The Information How To Use Them. This Site Is A Great Way To Learn How To Use Spices When You Fix Meals.

Mike T. (Verified buyer) 03/09/2018
Great alternative to Hill Country Great alternative to Hill Country Chile seasoning (which is our favorite). The sweeter flavor is perfect when we want a chili for chili dogs, chili burgers or when the grand kids come over for chili.

Anonymous (Verified buyer) 08/01/2016
Sweet Chili Powder It's excellent.
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