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Homemade chili paste

The spicy chili paste is simple to make and wicked hot!! Well, you can adjust heat level according to preference.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: condiments
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chili paste for texas red chili, homeamde chili paste, spicy chili paste
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Amy- A Red Spatula


  • blender or food processor


  • 2-2.5 ounces dried chilis Check the heat level of chilis you want to use. I used a Japanese pod chili for mine. Use whatever heat level you are comfortable with
  • 3-4 cups boiling water
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce if you want it less spicy, use 1 pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons adobo sauce use less if you want it less spicy
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½-1 cup water


  • Place dried chilis in small bowl. Pour boiling water over the chilis and allow to sit 30 minutes to soften. Move them occasionally to make sure all sides soften. Now, they will still seem a little dry, but they will be good to go.
    Drain the chilis and add to blender or food processor. Add in remaining ingredients, with only ½ cup water to start. Blend until nice and smooth. Add more water as needed.
    Now, use as desired and sit back and enjoy.