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Is ground red pepper the same as chili powder?
Last Updated: 24th May, 2020
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Consequently, is red pepper and chili powder the same?
In most instances I've seen, in American cookbooks, "red pepper" refers to cayenne pepper or chili powder (not the spice mix designed for making chili con carne, but dried, ground chilis). It is usually spicy rather than being red bell pepper.
Similarly, can I substitute chili powder for red pepper flakes? Not so much. Chili powder, like chili flakes, is a mix of different types of dried peppers. The relatively hotter cayenne pepper is a staple in chili flakes. It's especially important here not to use a 1:1 ratio if you're trying to substitute chili flakes for chili powder.
Then, what is a substitute for ground red pepper?
Since ground cayenne pepper is made from the same pepper as crushed red pepper flakes, it also makes a good substitute. Use 1/2 to 3/4 as much ground cayenne to achieve the same level of heat.
What is the best chili powder?
Here we will review what we think are the 10 best chili powders you can use to spice up your food.
- Simply Organic Chili Powder.
- McCormick Dark Chili Powder.
- Carolina Reaper Powder.
- Cayenne Pepper Powder.
- Ghost Chili Pepper Powder.
- Frontier Chili Powder Blend.
- McCormick Chili Powder.
- Red Chili Pepper Powder from France.