While chili powders have their differences, they share a few things. They are all bold and pungent, full of rich flavor—though they’re not necessarily spicy. They are built on a base of chile peppers. And they are blends, often incorporating more than one type of chile, into a mix of chili-friendly herbs and spices. Chili powders are blends that help create surefire shortcuts to a great pot of chili. If you’re feeling confident or playful, we have a guideline for the best spices to use when making a pot of chili and the kinds of chile peppers you could use, too. But if you’re looking for a quick, easy way to add tremendous flavor to your next pot of chili, choose one of our blended chili powders. After that, all you have to do is dig in.