chili powder


Definition of chili powder

: a spice mixture made with ground chiles

Examples of chili powder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In saucepan combine turkey, tomato sauce with cheese, chili powder and oregano. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: Turkey leftovers have a long history," 29 Nov. 2020 Mix together the chili powder, coriander, cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl., "Recipe: Grilled maple glazed acorn squash," 2 Nov. 2020 Sprinkle over the chili powder, oregano, cumin and paprika and cook, stirring, until the spices are toasted in the fat, about 1 minute. cleveland, "Chili, the way you like it, is the easiest route to dinner," 1 July 2020 There are a lot of variations of murukku depending on the spices and ingredients used, and Venkatakrishnan likes hers with a heavy amount of chili powder. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, "'The spicier the better': This AZ family celebrates Diwali with fireworks and fried snacks," 12 Nov. 2020 New Braunfels’ William Gebhardt developed the first available commercial line of chili powder in 1896. Chuck Blount,, "Chuck’s Food Shack: Chili season is here, and here are three versions of the Texas classic," 9 Nov. 2020 To the slow cooker, stir in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef broth, chili powder, cumin, paprika, cocoa powder, sugar, coriander and season mixture with salt and pepper to taste., "Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Chili," 9 Nov. 2020 Add the beef back in, along with garlic, chili powder, cayenne, cumin and salt., "Recipe: Lone Star Beer Chili," 9 Nov. 2020 Mix salt, pepper, chili powder and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Ways to enjoy the winter squashes of autumn," 3 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of chili powder

1908, in the meaning defined above

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14 Jan 2021

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“Chili powder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of chili powder

: a dry powder that is made of chilies and other spices and that is used to give food a hot flavor

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