Ancho Chili Powder

Ancho chili powder is made from dried ancho chiles that have been ground into a fine powder. Ancho chiles are wide chili peppers that are mild and slightly sweet with notes of raisins, prunes, and chocolate. This deep red powder adds warmth and rich flavor to sauces, marinades, rubs, chilies, and stews. Use a small amount to spice up beef, pork, chicken, fish, or vegetables. Store ancho powder in an airtight container away from light and heat to maintain freshness. Its smoky and fruity taste complements many Tex-Mex and Mexican dishes.