Chili powder is easily confused with ground chile peppers. When a recipe calls for chile pepper, it means pure ground chiles. Chili powder, on the other hand, is a blend of ground chiles and other ingredients. This is the chili powder called for in recipes such as chili con carne, baked beans, Spanish rice, steak tacos, and enchilada sauce. This chili powder also makes a great rub for barbecue or grilled meats and veggies. Our flavorful chili powders are all salt free, mixed by hand, stirred over 1,500 times, and triple sifted. This time-honored spice blending technique inspires spectacular flavor, aroma, and color. Medium chili powder is hand mixed from sweet ancho chile pepper, cumin, garlic, powdered Mexican oregano, paprika, and cayenne pepper.