Ancho Chile Peppers, Whole

The ancho chile is the desiccated form of the large, green poblano chile. Mild in heat and rich in flavor the ancho is must in many Mexican mole recipes.

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Headstrong and vigorous, the whole Ancho chile is full of flavor and jumps at the chance to be stuffed with cheese and baked or dredged in cornmeal and deep fried. Yet, just like people, a chile pepper becomes more serious, more thoughtful, and much more wrinkled with age. The ancho is a wizened poblano.

A mildly hot chile pepper the ancho focuses its energies not on heat but its sugar content, which lends to its raisin-y taste. A bit smoky and possessing a bitterness reminiscent of baker’s chocolate, dried Ancho chile peppers are a welcome addition to stews, soups, and – toasted and ground – a secret weapon in any chocolate dessert.

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IngredientsDried ancho chiles.
Recommended ApplicationsA fantastic addition to enchiladas, salsas, soups, and any sauce needing mild heat and a robust chile flavor. This chile can be pureed, ground, or chopped to be easily added directly to any recipe.
Basic PreparationRinse this product with warm water first. To rehydrate, let soak in hot water for 10 minutes. Next, add to any recipe where the product will cook a minimum of 10 minutes. You may also, after rehydration, dice or puree before adding to your recipe.
Product StyleWhole
CuisineCajun, Caribbean, Latin American, Mexican, Southwestern American
Handling / StorageStore in a cool, dry pace
Scoville Heat Scale100–900, 1,000–2,500, 3,500–8,000
Shelf Life3 Years
Country of OriginPeru
Dietary PreferencesAll Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO
Allergen InformationNone Specified


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