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Default Chili sans-carne

On Mon, 7 Jun 2021 11:14:28 -0700 (PDT), Cindy Hamilton
> wrote:

>On Monday, June 7, 2021 at 1:44:57 PM UTC-4, Dave Smith wrote:
>> On Mon, 7 Jun 2021 08:04:50 -0700 (PDT), Cindy Hamilton
>> > wrote:
>> >When it lacks cumin. And for red chili, when it lacks ancho chiles. For me,
>> >those are the flavors that define chili. Apparently for a lot of people, because
>> >"chili powder" has both.

>> Chili powder has cumin? I've only ever seen chili powder made
>> exclusively from chilli peppers.

>If it's made exclusively from chile peppers, it's labeled as "ground red pepper"
>or "ground [variety]" such as ground cayenne, ground habanero, ground chipotle.
>Here's how we remember it: chili powder is a spice blend for making chili;
>anything else is powdered chiles of a single variety, and can be used for making
>anything you want, including chili. It would be easier if we would call "chili" by
>its proper name: chile con carne. But you know we love our abbreviations.

Yes, I figured it refers to chili con carne and not to chili pepper,
even though there's chili pepper in the mix.

I looked up chilli powder at a big Australian supermarket. They have:
-Hoyt's Chilli Powder: ground chilli pepper
-Maharajah's Choice Chilli Powder Spice: ground chilli pepper
-Masterfoods Mexican Chilli Powder: paprika, cumin, chilli pepper and

So the last one is what you'd just call chili powder.

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