I had a lot of fun this week figuring out how to utilize that half bushel of leftover hot peppers.
On Friday, Maggie and I sliced them in half and put them on the dehydrator trays - sorry - no pictures.
They stayed in the dehydrator for 24-36 hours until they were quite crispy.
In small batches, I ground the dried hot peppers in the blender to turn them into a fine powder.
Granted, it's not chili powder, but it's pretty darned close. I'm going to give it a try in exchange of chili powder and make up a small batch of homemade taco spices. I use this for tacos, burritos and chili all year round. With a quart of hot pepper powder I could have enough for gifts or for seasoning my favorite dishes for years to come!