Author Topic: Chili Powder in a Rub  (Read 3839 times)

Offline jiggerjams

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,232
Chili Powder in a Rub
« on: December 03, 2010, 04:49:42 PM »
Hi all,

When you read a recipe how do you interpret the ingredient Chili Powder? Is it ground chilies or is it the chili seasoning mix? I am making Jan's Rub.

I myself always take it as ground chili powder but I am interested in what others think.

Thanks,
Jigger

Offline FLBentRider

  • Member Extraordinaire
  • ******
  • Posts: 8,987
    • My Weather conditions
Re: Chili Powder in a Rub
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2010, 04:50:28 PM »
I use ground chili powder.
Click on the Ribs for Our Time tested and Proven Recipes!

Original Bradley Smoker with Dual probe PID
2 x Bradley Propane Smokers
MAK 2 Star General
BBQ Evangelist!

Offline SL2010

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 468
Re: Chili Powder in a Rub
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2010, 05:42:05 PM »
chili powder is what use i hope thats right it taste good

Offline Habanero Smoker

  • Member Extraordinaire
  • ******
  • Posts: 14,737
  • KCBS - Master Certified Barbecue Judge
Re: Chili Powder in a Rub
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2010, 02:42:12 AM »
Often you can tell by how the ingredient list is written. If it say Chili powder it refers to the spice blend mixture that contains ground chile peppers. If it says Chile Powder, it is referring to straight chile pepper.

Occasionally a person writing a recipe may tend to use the wrong version of the spelling. Though in Jan's Rub you can not tell, but if you are making a Chili, and the recipe calls for ground chile powder, an indication that the author is referring to ground chile peppers, would be the added ingredients such as cumin, oregano, paprika and garlic powder in fairly good size quantities - these are the basic ingredients for a chili powder.


     I
         don't
                   inhale.
  ::)

Offline KyNola

  • Moderation Team
  • *****
  • Posts: 10,519
  • KCBS CBJ
Re: Chili Powder in a Rub
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2010, 08:01:09 AM »
Good question JJ.  In the recipe for Jan's Dry Rub we used ground chili powder as the ingredient.

Offline jiggerjams

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,232
Re: Chili Powder in a Rub
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2010, 05:39:08 PM »
Thanks for the feedback gents. I can go to bed less stupider tonight. ::)

Offline BuyLowSellHigh

  • Member Extraordinaire
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,354
Re: Chili Powder in a Rub
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2010, 07:41:45 PM »
Thanks for the feedback gents. I can go to bed less stupider tonight. ::)
 

Wish I could say the same.    ;D
I like animals, they taste good!

Visit the Recipe site here

Offline jiggerjams

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,232
Re: Chili Powder in a Rub
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2010, 08:14:42 AM »
I wish I was less stupider when I made it though. I used chile powder instead of chili powder (seasoning). Oh well still tastes great and gives me an excuse to play with food again.

Offline iceman

  • Member Extraordinaire
  • ******
  • Posts: 4,665
  • 9 out of 10 people like BBQ. The 10th person lied!
Re: Chili Powder in a Rub
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2010, 04:46:14 PM »
Habs is spot on with this one. When I did the butt blast (oinker rub) recipe awhile back I might of spelled it wrong too. It is a "blend" of spices not the straight stuff.  :o  ;D
And yes, according to Ann I am the "Stupider King" of the world at times.  :D At least I have a title now.  ::)

Offline BuyLowSellHigh

  • Member Extraordinaire
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,354
Re: Chili Powder in a Rub
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2010, 05:06:57 PM »
I agree that HabS is right on.  But, don't let Chilii Powder constrain you. Most chili powders are a mix of a ground chile powder plus cumin, onion and garlic powders, some add Mexican oregano, and the hot ones usually get their heat from cayenne.  The really good ones use Ancho, New Mexico, Chipotle and other great chiles, while the cheap ones use paprika.

Personally, I don't think much of commercial chili powders, so I use ingredients to get what I want.

Here is a "recipe" for one popular medium hot version:

2 tablespoons paprika
2 teaspoons oregano
1 1/4 teaspoons cumin
1 1/4 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/4 teaspoons cayenne pepper
3/4 teaspoon onion powder

And here is a link to Alton Brown's version:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/abs-chili-powder-recipe/index.html

Point is, get some chile stuff and make some chili stuff, whatever you want it to be.
I like animals, they taste good!

Visit the Recipe site here

Offline jiggerjams

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,232
Re: Chili Powder in a Rub
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2010, 06:04:13 PM »
Thanks BLSH. I never buy seasonings unless I am far from home without my grinder. Then it is what ever it takes to kick it up