Granulated Ancho Chiles
(Ahn-cho) Chile (Capsicum Annuum) means Wide Chile Pepper. The Dried
Ancho has a dark, brick red to mahogany color with a medium thick
wrinkled flesh with wide shoulders, tapering to a round end. This
chile ranges from 3-5 on a heat scale of 1 to 10. An Ancho is the
dried form of a Poblano Pepper and often is mislabeled as a Pasilla
or Mulato Pepper. An Ancho can be used as a substitute for Guajillo
or Pasilla Negro Chiles and visa versa. These chiles have the same
heat range and flavor profile. Anchos, combined with the Pasilla and
Guajillo, form the Holy Trinity of chiles used to prepare the
traditional mole sauces. Anchos are also available in powdered form
(100 pure).Scoville heat units 1,000 to 3,000.
Ancho chiles add just the right amount of spice for most dishes.
Anchos are great in salsa, soups, enchilada and any sauce needing
mild heat and chile flavor. Chopped, pureed or ground, they can be
added directly to your recipes.