Time to spice things up, it's Oklahoma after all.
When we were deciding on the November Spice of the Month, we kept running in circles. It only made sense to elect Chili Powder as our winner. We typically sell three varieties during the winter, and can even make custom chili powders on request! Our powders are comprised of dried chilies - hot, mild or both, along with various combinations of other dried spices usually including oregano, cumin, garlic, clove, black pepper and/or allspice. We're here to warm you up, not set you on fire. We use mild ones and recommend adding dried cayenne or hot sauce to taste.
When you can finally count on needing a coat, we all crave a warm, comforting bowl of chili. All of our chili powders are equally useful for vegetarian as well as meat chili whether it be beef, buffalo, pork, turkey or venison. So when you start getting tired of that leftover Thanksgiving turkey, reach for one of our powders and make an awesome dish to share with friends!
Three Makes a Crowd
If this isn't #squadgoals, we don't know what is.
Our best selling chili powder is "Ancho Chili Powder" made from ancho chilies, Guajillo chiles, garlic, onion, toasted Mexican oregano, domestic paprika, cumin, black pepper and a pinch of ground cloves. This is our much higher-quality version of the common chili powder found in any North American grocery store. Use it in stages for the best result: first on your sauteed veggies and meat, next in your tomato paste/broth reduction, and finally again during the boiling process of your chili pot. This particular blend is also a great seasoning for pan-seared or grilled chicken breasts. We have used it with great success making a white chicken chili!
Our other popular chili powder is "Suzanne's Secret Chili Powder." This was developed to the taste and requirements of a regular customer at our old Norman location to use in their unique chili recipe - with which she entered a chili cook-off. It quickly became a favorite of ours and we've continued to sell it, using it in our own house chili (for which we've been well known for in the wintertime of OKC). This is a more complex and slightly sweeter blend than its Ancho counterpart. It's made from Pasilla, Ancho, and Cascabel peppers, sweet paprika, allspice, sea salt, coriander, oregano and a touch of cinnamon. Doug recommends combining Suzanne's and Ancho for an out-of-this-world chili flavor!
The third chili powder our customers have come to request regularly is called "Smokey Southwest Chili Powder." This one has a bold smokey flavor imparted by the highly regarded chipotle pepper, which is just a smoked Jalapeno, making it spicier than our other chili powders. This blend includes Chipotles, New Mexico Red chiles, smoked paprika, Mexican oregano, black pepper, sea salt, yellow mustard, onion, garlic and smoked salt. In addition to a strong pot of chili, this blend can be added to scrambled eggs, sweet potatoes or even meat on the grill!
Sweet Potato Turkey Chili
Who said making chili had to be a long process? We're coveting this simplistic recipe, which allows you room to spice however you prefer. Grab these ingredients below to get started!
1. sweet potatoes
2. ground turkey
3. onions and garlic
4. broth and water
5. canned beans
You can find the full recipe HERE.
Can you believe that the holiday season is already here? It's time to give and what better way to show you care than a gift from Native Roots? Let's be honest, they don't need another pair of socks or a coffee mug.
Come together for some quality time around the table this season. You can impress the chef in your life with one of our rare spices. Stop by our store and we'll help you pick out a few to create a one-of-a-kind gift basket that's sure to blow their mind!
Holiday Pop-Up Shops
On the hunt for the perfect gift? We'll be participating in this year's Holiday Pop-Up Shops. Stop by our tent and explore the other local vendors to find a gift that's truly spectacular! You can find us in Midtown Dec. 17-20. For more information, please visit www.okcpopups.com. Can't wait to see you there!