What do you do when you find yourself with over two pounds of New Mexico red chile powder and almost a pound of green chile powder? Just to put this into perspective, a typical large jar of chile powder that you buy at the store is between 1.6 to 2.0 ounces (16 ounces = 1 pound). So 48 ounces of chile powder is a lot! Yes, I do go through quite a bit of chile powder, but, like most herbs and spices….if you keep it too long, it loses its punch. Thus the motivation to create these chile spice blends – a red and a green.
The Green Chile Spice is a blend of mild and hot New Mexico green chile powder with a variety spices and herbs. The Red Chile Spice is a blend of New Mexico red chile powders, a couple of other chile powders, spices, and herbs. The red chile powders that I used are from Diaz Farms and Dixon. The green chile powders are from Diaz Farms and Chimayo Chile Brothers. As I’ve mentioned before, not all chile powders are alike, so using powders from different parts of the state or from around the world for that matter, yields some very interesting chile spice blends.