Chili powder is a great way to add a dash of spice and heat to your cooking, whether you're serving up Indian, South American or Mexican dishes. It's typically made from cayenne or red peppers that are finely ground. Paprika, garlic, cumin and oregano are also often used in the mixture.
Chili powder is a real favorite in the United States when it comes to making chili. After you've got your ingredients of hamburger, tomatoes (freshly cut up or diced from the can) and beans ready, sprinkle a healthy amount of the chili powder into the pot and cook the mixture slowly, giving the chili plenty of time to simmer and soak up the spices.